- Pentagon pressing allies for more help against Islamic State 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.
- Thai army says it's not involved in park corruption case Updated: Nov-20-15 9:32 am
BANGKOK - Thailand's military said Friday that an internal investigation has cleared senior officers of corruption in connection with the financing of a public park on army property featuring spectacular giant statutes of kings.
- Congress OKs bill banning Guantanamo detainees from US 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.
- AP Interview: US admiral sees no change in Iranian behavior Updated: Nov-08-15 9:46 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The U.S. naval commander charged with securing the waters around the Arabian Peninsula says Iran's landmark nuclear deal with world powers has done little to stop the Islamic Republic from pursuing other activities the U.S. considers destabilizing.
- Defense Secretary Carter meets troops at Pearl Harbor-Hickam Updated: Nov-06-15 8:30 pm
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii - U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter told servicemen and women in Hawaii they are the heart of the military's refocused attention on the Asia-Pacific region.
- Pentagon chief takes jab at China with aircraft carrier stop 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.
- Ogle County soldiers memorial to be dedicated in Oregon Updated: Nov-04-15 4:56 am
OREGON, Illinois - A retired Army brigadier general who commanded forces in Afghanistan and Iraq will be the keynote speaker at next week's dedication of the Ogle County Fallen Soldiers Memorial.
- 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.
- France's army chiefs, facing new threats, get new 'Pentagon' Updated: Oct-31-15 9:45 am
PARIS - The building's walls are designed to withstand a missile strike and a highly secured operational room is hidden underground. France's army chiefs are moving into their new defense ministry, aimed at allowing a quicker response to the threats faced by the country - especially terrorism.
- Defense chief: US will keep adjusting to Islamic State fight Updated: Oct-30-15 9:42 pm
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Friday the decision to send special operations forces to Syria to work with local Kurdish and Arab fighters is unlikely to be the last significant adjustment to the U.S. fight against the resilient Islamic State group.
- China: Will respond to US ships with all necessary means Updated: Oct-29-15 6:36 am
BEIJING - China's military will take "all necessary" measures in response to any future U.S. Navy incursions into what it considers its territorial waters around islands in the South China Sea, a Defense Ministry spokesman said Thursday.