- Nigerian army: 12 senior officers investigated for graft Updated: Feb-12-16 10:43 am
LAGOS, Nigeria - Nigeria's army says 12 senior officers are being investigated for corruption.
- Carter says UAE will put special forces in Syria Updated: Feb-12-16 6:32 am
BRUSSELS - U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter says a key Persian Gulf ally has agreed to send special forces soldiers to Syria to assist in the development of local Sunni Arab fighters focused on recapturing Raqqa, the Islamic State group's capital.
- US airstrikes target Islamic State in Afghanistan Updated: Feb-11-16 4:36 pm
WASHINGTON - The United States has expanded its fight against the Islamic State group in Afghanistan, launching 20 airstrikes in the eastern part of the country in the last three weeks, U.S. officials said Thursday.
- NATO orders warships into Aegean to help ease migrant crisis Updated: Feb-11-16 3:21 pm
BRUSSELS - In a dramatic response to Europe's gravest refugee crisis since World War II, NATO ordered three warships to sail immediately Thursday to the Aegean Sea to help end the deadly smuggling of asylum-seekers across the waters from Turkey to Greece.
- Senators: Let female WWII pilots into Arlington Cemetery Updated: Feb-11-16 12:51 pm
WASHINGTON - Two dozen U.S. senators want the Army to reverse a policy change barring female World War II pilots from having their ashes placed at Arlington National Cemetery.
- Army Corps Engineers denies funding for Red River study Updated: Feb-11-16 8:15 am
SHREVEPORT, Louisiana - The U.S. Army Corps Engineers has denied funding for a study of Red River which was requested in response to flooding in June.
- Ex-army chief's appointment as Sri Lanka lawmaker criticized Updated: Feb-11-16 5:55 am
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - An international rights group said Thursday that the Sri Lankan government's decision to appoint the civil war-winning general to Parliament contradicts its pledges to investigate alleged abuses under his command.
- Army pays woman $820,000 to settle sexual harassment case Updated: Feb-10-16 8:01 pm
SAN DIEGO - The Army has paid $820,000 to settle a lawsuit by a former military police trainee who says she was fired after she filed a sexual harassment complaint against a supervisor, defense lawyers said Wednesday.
- Chechen leader threatens foes in bid to gain Putin's support Updated: Feb-10-16 1:07 pm
MOSCOW - The Kremlin-backed strongman of Chechnya has issued a stream of threats against Russia's liberal opposition, but his primary audience appears to be the Russian president himself.
- Tribe requesting the return of 3 deceased Arapaho children Updated: Feb-10-16 10:03 am
RIVERTON, Wyoming - The Northern Arapaho Tribal Historic Preservation Office is aware of three Arapaho students who remain buried at the Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania after more than a century. The site is the home of what was once the Carlisle Indian School from 1879 to 1918.
- Proposed Navy solar project on Guam put on hold Updated: Feb-10-16 9:57 am
HAGATNA, Guam - The U.S. Navy's proposal to lease Guam property for a solar power project has been put on hold.
- Deal says Obama's $42.7M Savannah harbor request falls short Updated: Feb-09-16 6:47 pm
SAVANNAH, Georgia - The Obama administration requested $42.7 million on Tuesday to fund a second year of work to deepen Savannah's busy shipping channel, though Georgia officials said the amount falls far short of what's needed to keep the project on schedule.
- Pentagon seeks funding for Libya, Africa military operations Updated: Feb-09-16 3:44 pm
WASHINGTON - The Pentagon is seeking $200 million in the 2017 budget for counterterrorism operations in Libya and other portions of North and West Africa, but Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday that Libyans must take the lead in eliminating the Islamic State threat in their country.
- Putin's ex-bodyguard turned governor recalls facing bear Updated: Feb-09-16 12:28 pm
MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin's former bodyguard, who recently has been appointed regional governor, said he once confronted a bear outside of Putin's residence.
- Ellmers to Air Force: Prove Ft. Bragg doesn't need air wing Updated: Feb-09-16 9:51 am
FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina - U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers wants the Air Force to prove it can cover Army airborne operations out of Fort Bragg without an airlift wing based there.
- Stronger regional coordination can counter Africa extremism Updated: Feb-08-16 7:01 pm
THIES, Senegal - Violent extremist groups and their affiliates are collaborating more in northern Africa, and regional forces must be built up and supported with deeper intelligence sharing to counter the increasing threat of attacks, the head of the U.S. military's Special Operations Command Africa said Monday.
- US peacekeeping expert to coordinate sexual abuse response Updated: Feb-08-16 6:25 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Jane Holl Lute, a U.S. security expert who has held top posts in U.N. peacekeeping, was appointed by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday to coordinate improvements in the United Nations' response to allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse by peacekeepers.
- Militants shoot down Libyan fighter jet Updated: Feb-08-16 2:10 pm
BENGHAZI, Libya - Libya's air force chief of staff says a fighter jet was shot down while carrying out airstrikes against Islamic militants.
- Malmstrom Air Base wins top ICBM award Updated: Feb-07-16 3:58 pm
GREAT FALLS, Montana - The 341st Missile Wing at Malmstrom Air Force Base has been recognized as the best missile wing within U.S. Strategic Command.
- Senators decry decision downsizing Pope Field planes Updated: Feb-05-16 5:37 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina's senators are decrying a decision that will leave Fort Bragg without any C-130s permanently based at the Army base.
- In Obama's final year, Senate is slow to act on his nominees Updated: Feb-05-16 5:28 pm
WASHINGTON - If you wear combat fatigues to work, then your nomination is almost sure to sail through the Senate. If not, you're likely in for a long wait.
- Quieter, smaller Guantanamo as debate rages on prison's fate Updated: Feb-05-16 12:02 pm
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba - Empty cells outnumber occupied ones. There are fewer prisoners than the assorted medical personnel to care for them. The number of hunger strikers is down to a handful.
- US struggling to build anti-Islamic State strategy in Libya Updated: Feb-04-16 4:29 pm
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is struggling to find the right mix of military and diplomatic moves to stop the Islamic State in Libya, where the extremist group has taken advantage of the political chaos in the country to gain a foothold with worrying implications for the U.S. and Europe - particularly Italy, just 300 miles away.
- Commander of Groton-based sub dismissed for poor performance Updated: Feb-04-16 11:32 am
GROTON, Connecticut - The U.S. Navy says the commander of an attack submarine based in Groton, Connecticut, has been relieved of his duties due to poor performance.
- Leader of Maine National Guard promoted to brigadier general Updated: Feb-04-16 4:01 am
AUGUSTA, Maine - The leader of the Maine National Guard is now a brigadier general.