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Stories with person: Joseph F. Dunford, Jr.
  • new storyQ&A: When is a Boot on the Ground not a Boot on the Ground? story has photos
    Updated: May-03-16 6:45 am

    WASHINGTON - No one disputes that U.S. military forces are fighting in combat in Iraq and Syria -- except maybe President Barack Obama and some members of his administration.

  • US beefs up surveillance over Islamic State in Libya 
    Updated: Apr-28-16 6:35 pm

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. has moved surveillance drones into the skies over Libya to gather intelligence and get a better picture of what's going on in case additional military strikes against Islamic State militants are authorized.

  • Carter defends US strategy for defeating Islamic State group 
    Updated: Apr-28-16 11:39 am

    WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Ash Carter defended the U.S. strategy for defeating Islamic State militants, telling Congress on Thursday that U.S.-backed local forces in Iraq and Syria are making substantive gains toward retaking the extremist group's strongholds.

  • Carter calls Republican plan to shift wartime money flawed story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Apr-27-16 2:02 pm

    WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Ash Carter attacked as "another road to nowhere" a Republican plan that cuts $18 billion from the wartime operations account to pay for weapons and troops the Pentagon didn't request, kicking the battle over how much to spend on the U.S. military into high gear.

  • Critics of Trump in GOP Senate fact check his foreign policy 
    Updated: Apr-25-16 3:51 am

    WASHINGTON - The Senate's leading Republican voices on national security are assembling an indictment of Donald Trump's worldview by soliciting rebuttals from U.S. military leaders that challenge the accuracy and legality of the GOP presidential front-runner's most provocative foreign policy positions.

  • US to send 200 more troops, Apache helicopters to Iraq story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Apr-18-16 7:40 pm

    BAGHDAD - The U.S. has agreed to deploy more than 200 additional troops to Iraq and to send eight Apache helicopters for the first time into the fight against the Islamic State group in Iraq, the first major increase in U.S. forces in nearly a year, U.S. defense officials said Monday.