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  • Pentagon pressing allies for more help against Islamic State story has photos
    Updated: Nov-21-15 5:02 am

    WASHINGTON - The Pentagon is pressing European and Arab allies to provide more troops and support for the war against the Islamic State group, hoping that the horror of the Paris attacks - and the fear more are coming - will compel them to get more deeply involved.

  • Airstrikes hurt, but don't halt, IS oil smuggling operations 
    Updated: Nov-20-15 2:09 pm

    BEIRUT - The United States and Russia are going after the Islamic State group's oil industry, destroying refineries and hundreds of tanker trucks transporting oil from eastern Syria in a heavy bombardment in recent days aiming to break the extremists' biggest source of income.

  • 3 top prosecutors: Don't send us Guantanamo detainees 
    Updated: Nov-18-15 3:42 pm

    COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Top prosecutors in three states being assessed as potential future homes for Guantanamo Bay detainees implored the Obama administration on Wednesday not to send the prisoners to their states.

  • Paris attacks reaction: Nordic governments condemn attacks 
    Updated: Nov-14-15 5:50 am

    PARIS - World leaders are reacting to the deadliest violence to strike France since World War II. Some of their comments:

  • Paris attacks reaction: Israel condemns violence 
    Updated: Nov-14-15 2:44 am

    PARIS - World leaders are reacting to the deadliest violence to strike France since World War II. Some of their views:

  • Reaction from around the world to Paris attacks 
    Updated: Nov-14-15 1:37 am

    PARIS - World leaders are reacting to the deadliest violence to strike France since World War II. Some of their views:

  • The Latest: Top officials heading to Paris concert hall 
    Updated: Nov-13-15 7:28 pm

    PARIS - The latest on shootings and explosions in Paris. (all times local):

  • Muncie native, Navy vice admiral leads US missile program 
    Updated: Nov-13-15 5:11 am

    MUNCIE, Indiana - Muncie and Delaware County high schools have graduates who went on to play professional sports, some who went on to lead major companies, and some who excelled in the music and entertainment industries. Some stayed home and became leaders of local businesses, companies and other organizations right here where they grew up.

  • Congress OKs bill banning Guantanamo detainees from US story has photos
    Updated: Nov-11-15 12:19 am

    WASHINGTON - Congress sent President Barack Obama a $607 billion defense policy bill that he is expected to sign even though he adamantly opposes its ban on moving some Guantanamo Bay detainees to U.S. prisons.

  • Carter says Russia, China potentially threaten global order 
    Updated: Nov-07-15 11:48 pm

    SIMI VALLEY, California - Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Saturday accused Russia of endangering world order, citing its incursions in Ukraine and loose talk about nuclear weapons, and said the U.S. defense establishment is searching for creative ways to deter Russian aggression and protect U.S. allies.

  • Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg visits Air Force Academy 
    Updated: Nov-06-15 8:34 pm

    AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colorado - Facebook's chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, told cadets at the Air Force Academy that bias is prevalent in the military.

  • Carter checks on lab effort to ID airman lost in Asia story has photos
    Updated: Nov-05-15 10:54 pm

    HONOLULU - Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Thursday toured a forensics laboratory that is trying to positively identify human remains which, just hours earlier in Malaysia, he had saluted as they were returned to U.S. custody.

  • Pentagon chief takes jab at China with aircraft carrier stop story has photos
    Updated: Nov-05-15 7:21 am

    ABOARD THE USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT - With a key Asian ally at his side, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter made a subtle jab at China on Thursday by flying aboard an American aircraft carrier plying the contested waters of the South China Sea.

  • No joint declaration at Asia defense meet amid sea tensions 
    Updated: Nov-03-15 10:19 pm

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Divisions within Asia over China's claims in the disputed South China Sea spilled over Wednesday to a meeting of U.S. and Asian defense ministers, where China insisted the group make no public mention of the waterway in a joint declaration intended as a public display of unity.

  • US, SKorea express "grave concern" at NKorean threats 
    Updated: Nov-02-15 7:57 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - The U.S. and South Korea expressed "grave concern" Monday over North Korea's stated plan to conduct a missile or nuclear test, but they announced no specific new steps toward giving South Korea control of its own forces in the event of a North Korean attack.

  • Judge hears testimony about female Guantanamo guards 
    Updated: Oct-30-15 1:58 pm

    FORT MEADE, Maryland - A military court order barring female soldiers from transporting certain Guantanamo Bay detainees to court dates and attorney meetings prompted discrimination complaints and a time-consuming reshuffle of job assignments, a guard supervisor testified Friday.

  • The Latest: Official Iranian agency says Syrians must decide story has photos
    Updated: Oct-30-15 7:04 am

    VIENNA - The latest developments in talks on ending the Syrian War (all times local).