- Russia reinforces military presence in Crimea Updated: Mar-08-14 3:53 pm
- Obama continues telephone outreach on Ukraine Updated: Mar-08-14 3:08 pm
- Ex-Afghan translators for German army fear attacks Updated: Mar-06-14 10:58 am
- Congress set to take 1st steps on Ukraine, Russia Updated: Mar-06-14 10:38 am
- US taking steps to help NATO allies in Europe Updated: Mar-05-14 3:08 pm
- US, Europeans try to rally Western front vs Russia Updated: Mar-03-14 11:16 pm
- NATO says Russian action threatens peace in Europe Updated: Mar-02-14 8:19 am
- Analysis: Limited US, European options in Ukraine Updated: Mar-01-14 5:44 pm
- Will 'zero option' in Afghanistan cause chaos? Updated: Mar-01-14 4:11 am
- Hagel urges Russia to act cautiously on Ukraine Updated: Feb-27-14 12:25 pm
- Hagel: Total troop withdrawal could pose problems Updated: Feb-27-14 9:38 am
- US general: Grim Afghan future if no security pact Updated: Feb-26-14 3:20 pm
- US warns Russia on Ukraine, nudges Georgia to West Updated: Feb-26-14 1:11 pm
- Hagel says Europeans should step up NATO support Updated: Feb-26-14 10:16 am
- NATO head: No Afghan deal means no troops past '14 Updated: Feb-26-14 8:52 am
- NATO head: Afghan security pact after elections Updated: Feb-20-14 5:07 pm
- Russia finally signs border treaty with Estonia Updated: Feb-18-14 11:52 am
- Silvers Star awarded to 2 Lewis-McChord soldiers Updated: Feb-14-14 4:09 pm
- Afghan Taliban say they captured NATO military dog Updated: Feb-07-14 7:34 am
SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine - Dozens of military trucks transporting heavily armed soldiers rumbled over Crimea's rutted roads Saturday as Russia reinforced its armed presence on the disputed peninsula in the Black Sea. Moscow's foreign minister ruled out any dialogue with Ukraine's new authorities, whom he dismissed as the puppets of extremists.
KEY LARGO, Florida - Vacationing in Florida, President Barack Obama continued his telephone consultations with world leaders on Ukraine, speaking one on one Saturday with the leaders of three European powers and collectively with the heads of the three Baltic states, White House said.
KABUL, Afghanistan - Sometimes the calls come in the middle of the night. Other times it's a text message sent to a mobile phone. But the warnings are always the same, threats of death for having worked with the German military in northern Afghanistan.
WASHINGTON - The House of Representatives was poised Thursday to pass the first aid bill for Ukraine's new, pro-Western government, while both chambers of Congress looked to advance legislation imposing hard-hitting sanctions on Russian President Vladimir Putin's government.
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration took steps Wednesday to support the defenses of U.S. allies in Europe in response to Russia's takeover of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula.
WASHINGTON - The U.S and major allies strained on Monday to rally a strong Western front to persuade Russia to step back from a military takeover of Ukraine's strategic Crimea region. But several acknowledged there are few options beyond already-threatened economic and diplomatic penalties, and critics said administration efforts were too little, too late after years of pressing for friendlier relations with Moscow.
BRUSSELS - NATO's top official says Russia's military intervention in Ukraine is in violation of the U.N. charter and threatens peace and security in Europe.
WASHINGTON - Despite blunt warnings about costs and consequences, President Barack Obama and European leaders have limited options for retaliating against Russia's military intervention in Ukraine, the former Soviet republic now at the center of an emerging conflict between East and West.
WASHINGTON - If President Barack Obama were to decide to leave no military advisory force in Afghanistan next year, would Afghan security unravel to the point of enabling a civil war, a Taliban takeover and a return of al-Qaida in such numbers as to pose a 9/11-type threat?
BRUSSELS - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel urged Russia on Thursday not to take any action on Ukraine that might boost tensions or be subject to misinterpretation.
BRUSSELS - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says withdrawing all U.S. military advisers from Afghanistan after the combat mission ends in December would risk an "erosion of confidence" among Afghan security forces.
BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan - Depicting a grim future for Afghanistan without U.S. help, the top U.S. military officer said Wednesday that Afghanistan's refusal to sign a security agreement with the United States may make the fight more difficult this year, embolden the enemy and prompt some Afghan security forces to cooperate with the Taliban to "hedge their bets."
WASHINGTON - The United States on Wednesday warned Russia against a military intervention in Ukraine as it renewed demands that Moscow withdraw troops from disputed enclaves in another former Soviet republic, Georgia. The U.S. also urged Georgia to further integrate with Europe and NATO in calls that come amid growing tensions between Russia and the West over the ouster of Ukraine's pro-Moscow president.
BRUSSELS - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday the European allies must start bearing more of the burden of modernizing NATO or risk it becoming irrelevant.
BRUSSELS - If Afghan leaders and the White House can't agree on a key security pact, the U.S.-led alliance will pull all of its troops and equipment out of Afghanistan by December, NATO's secretary general said Wednesday.
ATHENS, Greece - NATO's secretary general said Thursday he believes Afghan President Hamid Karzai will not sign a long-stalled security pact with the United States allowing American troops to remain in Afghanistan after the end of 2014, leaving the task to whomever emerges as his successor after April elections.
MOSCOW - Russia signed a border treaty on Tuesday with Estonia, the last Baltic country to formalize its land and sea boundaries with its giant neighbor.
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Washington - After 10 minutes of intense fighting, the two Green Berets thought they and their teammates had turned back the Taliban fighters who breached the defenses of their base in a brazen attack last summer.
KABUL, Afghanistan - The Taliban said Friday that they have captured a military dog belonging to NATO forces in Afghanistan, releasing a video of the canine wearing a high-tech harness.