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  • new storyNATO leaves door open for troops to remain in Afghanistan 
    Updated: Oct-08-15 11:24 am

    BRUSSELS - NATO is leaving the door open for a larger security force in Afghanistan than initially planned after 2016, but officials said Thursday the alliance is waiting for the U.S. to announce its decision, which could come as soon as next week.

  • NATO chief: Alliance OKs changes to meet new threats story has photos
    Updated: Oct-08-15 9:14 am

    BRUSSELS - NATO's chief on Thursday signaled its readiness to deploy forces if needed to protect Turkey against any threat from Russia, as the alliance agreed on more changes to meet today's security threats.

  • Carter sounds nearly ready to open combat jobs to women 
    Updated: Oct-06-15 4:03 pm

    ROME - Defense Secretary Ash Carter sounded like he's nearly made up his mind about opening all combat jobs to women, as he told U.S. troops in Sicily on Tuesday that limiting his search for qualified military candidates to just half the population would be "crazy."

  • The Latest: Moon condemns deadly Kunduz hospital bombing story has photos
    Updated: Oct-03-15 3:48 pm

    KABUL, Afghanistan - The latest developments from Afghanistan, where the international charity Doctors Without Borders says that at least 19 people were killed when its clinic came under "sustained bombing" as government and international forces continue to battle Taliban fighters in the northern city of Kunduz (all times local):

  • Commander-In-Chief's Trophy on line in Air Force vs Navy 
    Updated: Oct-02-15 1:10 pm

    ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - Before the college football season began, Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds said one of the main goals of the senior class was to "get the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy back where it belongs."

  • New Joint Chiefs chairman facing war, service challenges story has photos
    Updated: Sep-25-15 5:43 pm

    WASHINGTON - Gen. Martin Dempsey stepped down as the military's top officer Friday, after four tumultuous years of war, budget cuts and the strains of combat on a battle-worn force.

  • Navy SEALs ready to open doors to women 
    Updated: Sep-25-15 12:46 pm

    WASHINGTON - The commander of the Navy's special warfare units is recommending that the SEALs and combat crew jobs be opened to women, but he warns that women will have greater risk of injury and says the service may be pressured to adjust or lower standards for the jobs.

  • Yemeni pro-government forces stall in push toward capital story has photos
    Updated: Sep-22-15 3:02 am

    SANAA, Yemen - In Yemen's Marib province, a key battleground in the fighting against Shiite rebels, frustration is growing in the ranks of troops backing the country's president-in-exile after more than a week without gains on the ground.

  • Filipino troops stage raids on foreign and local militants 
    Updated: Sep-22-15 12:52 am

    MANILA, Philippines - Hundreds of Philippine troops launched an offensive Tuesday to capture at least six foreign Islamic militants and their Abu Sayyaf rebel allies in their latest attempt to crush al-Qaida-linked extremists, a military commander said.

  • ND Guard promoting SD native to brigadier general 
    Updated: Sep-19-15 10:57 am

    BISMARCK, North Dakota - The North Dakota Army National Guard will promote Col. Robert A. Fode of Bismarck to brigadier general on Sunday.

  • Obama pick for Army would be first openly gay service chief story has photos
    Updated: Sep-18-15 5:23 pm

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama said Friday that he will nominate longtime Pentagon official Eric Fanning to be the Army's new secretary. If confirmed, Fanning would be the nation's first openly gay leader of a military service.

  • Ceremony marks 65 years since Columbus marines left for war 
    Updated: Sep-12-15 5:15 pm

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - John Ryan Sr. tried hard to focus his camera on the new plaque hanging at the old military base but it was no use.

  • 6 killed as Burundi army chief targeted in attempted slaying 
    Updated: Sep-11-15 3:25 pm

    BUJUMBURA, Burundi - Burundi's army chief survived an apparent assassination attempt Friday by gunmen who attacked a convoy escorting him in the nation's volatile capital, witnesses and an official said. The military said six people were killed in the attack.

  • New commander takes over US submarine force 
    Updated: Sep-11-15 3:00 pm

    NORFOLK, Virginia - The Navy's submarine force has a new commanding officer.