- Defense chief: Iraqis showed no will to fight at Ramadi Updated: May-24-15 6:41 pm
WASHINGTON - The Islamic State group's takeover of the provincial capital Ramadi is stark evidence that Iraqi forces lack the "will to fight," Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in a TV interview that aired Sunday. The harsh assessment raised new questions about the Obama administration's strategy to defeat the extremist group that has seized a strategically important swath of the Middle East.
- Iraqi lawmaker slams US criticism of Iraqi military Updated: May-24-15 10:40 am
BAGHDAD - An Iraqi lawmaker says U.S. military commanders are pointing fingers for their own failure to properly support the Iraqi military in the fight against the Islamic State group.
- Top US commander says IS actively recruiting in Afghanistan Updated: May-23-15 12:23 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan - The commander of international forces in Afghanistan said on Saturday that the Islamic State group is actively recruiting in Afghanistan but is not yet operational there.
- Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous undergoes command change Updated: May-22-15 3:13 am
PORTSMOUTH, Virginia - The Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous has a new commanding officer.
- Army Pacific priority is incorporating increase of soldiers Updated: May-21-15 10:59 pm
HONOLULU - The Army's commander in the Pacific said Thursday one of his top priorities is incorporating the growth of U.S. soldiers assigned to the region.
- Coast Guard to hold change of command ceremony Updated: May-21-15 5:53 am
PHILADELPHIA - The Coast Guard will hold a change of command ceremony in Philadelphia.
- Iraqis abandoned US-supplied equipment in Ramadi Updated: May-19-15 2:29 pm
WASHINGTON - Iraqi troops abandoned dozens of U.S military vehicles, including tanks, armored personnel carriers and artillery pieces when they fled Islamic State fighters in Ramadi on Sunday, the Pentagon said Tuesday.
- Post commander accused of sex deal for community service Updated: May-19-15 8:56 am
WILMINGTON, North Carolina - A Wilmington man who was commander of an American Legion post is accused of abusing his role of supervising probationers, offering them sex in exchange for less time in community service.
- New leader for the 66th Troop Command Updated: May-16-15 10:08 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - Col. John M. Rhodes will take over as leader of the 66th Troop Command during ceremonies Saturday at the Raymond Road Readiness Center in Jackson.
- Army chief of staff visiting Fort Campbell Updated: May-15-15 4:08 am
FORT CAMPBELL, Kentucky - The Army chief of staff is visiting Fort Campbell to meet with senior officials and soldiers.
- Fort Carson getting new commander in Thursday ceremony Updated: May-14-15 9:11 am
FORT CARSON, Colorado - Fort Carson's top general is leaving after more than two years on the job.
- Change of command planned for Coast Guard cutter Munro Updated: May-14-15 7:05 am
KODIAK, Alaska - The Coast Guard cutter Munro is getting a new commanding officer.
- Top general at Ohio Air Force base reflects on career Updated: May-14-15 1:19 am
DAYTON, Ohio - The outgoing top general at Ohio's largest military base says the Air Force has embraced gender diversity. But she says more work needs to be done.
- Pentagon recommends new Navy, Army chiefs Updated: May-13-15 4:23 pm
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Ash Carter nominated two top military officers Wednesday to take charge of the Army and Navy, selecting men who have faced public scrutiny over the past year for their key leadership roles in high-profile cases.
- Tucson Air Force base maintenance unit gets new commander Updated: May-13-15 12:53 pm
TUCSON, Arizona - A Tucson Air Force base maintenance and storage unit has a new commander after Col. Margaret Romero was relieved of command Monday.
- S. Korea's spy agency says N. Korea executed defense chief Updated: May-13-15 12:38 am
SEOUL, South Korea - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un executed his defense chief for sleeping during a meeting and talking back to the young leader, South Korea's spy agency told lawmakers Wednesday, citing what it called credible information.
- Pentagon recommends nuclear director to be next Navy chief Updated: May-12-15 7:23 pm
WASHINGTON - The Pentagon is recommending that Adm. John Richardson, head of the Navy's nuclear program, be named the next chief of naval operations, U.S. officials said Tuesday.
- Military leaders from Benin and Togo visiting North Dakota Updated: May-06-15 8:24 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - Officials from the African nations of Benin and Togo are in North Dakota this week to further their relationship with the North Dakota National Guard.
- Obama chooses Marine general as Joint Chiefs chairman Updated: May-05-15 1:51 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Tuesday nominated a respected, combat hardened commander as his next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to lead the military during a key period of transition.
- US commander: Loss of military toehold in Yemen is worrisome Updated: May-01-15 3:01 pm
WASHINGTON - The top commander of U.S. special operations forces is expressing "very great concern" about losing a presence on the ground in Yemen, where his forces had been working with Yemeni forces against al-Qaida's affiliate there.
- US commander says NATO to step up its intelligence-sharing Updated: Apr-30-15 3:51 pm
WASHINGTON - The top U.S. commander for NATO says the alliance will begin to improve intelligence-sharing with members and cooperation about the movement of foreign fighters from Iraq and Syria to the U.S. and other Western countries.
- US commander: Russia seems set for new offensive in Ukraine Updated: Apr-30-15 12:11 pm
WASHINGTON - The top U.S. commander for NATO said Thursday that America needs better intelligence on the ground in Ukraine, but that it appears Russian forces have used a recent lull in fighting to reposition for another offensive.
- Navy removes commander of San Diego-based ship from post Updated: Apr-28-15 7:32 pm
SAN DIEGO - The Navy has removed the commander of a San Diego-based guided-missile cruiser from his post, citing a loss of confidence in his ability to command.
- Obama nominates No. 2 at Coast Guard to run TSA Updated: Apr-28-15 5:32 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama nominated the U.S. Coast Guard's second-in-command on Tuesday to run the Transportation Security Administration, tasking Vice Adm. Peter Neffenger with keeping passengers safe amid increasingly complex threats from the Middle East and beyond.
- Ex-Army Corps commander undertakes tree-planting project Updated: Apr-26-15 9:40 am
WATERLOO, Virginia - Ron Light, 56, is a patient man.