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US troops gather outside Pentagon in #MeTooMilitary protest

US troops gather outside Pentagon in #MeTooMilitary protest

A group of active and retired US troops gathered in freezing temperatures outside the Pentagon today to bring attention to sexual assault and harassment in the military.

Jan 09, 2018, 00:40 AM IST
US Vice President Mike Pence pays surprise visit to US troops in Afghanistan

US Vice President Mike Pence pays surprise visit to US troops in Afghanistan

The superpower`s vexed campaign against Al Qaeda and the Taliban -- born from the rubble of the 9/11 attacks on New York and Washington -- receives ever-less public attention in the United States these days.

Dec 22, 2017, 17:27 PM IST
South Korea, US begin naval drills amid North Korea's threat

South Korea, US begin naval drills amid North Korea's threat

South Korean and US troops have begun five days of naval drills amid North Korea's renewal of its threat to fire missiles near the American territory of Guam.

Oct 16, 2017, 11:42 AM IST

3500 more US troops headed to Afghanistan, officials say

The US will deploy additional 3,500 troops in Afghanistan, taking the total number of soldiers stationed in the war-torn country to 14,500.

Sep 07, 2017, 08:05 AM IST
11,000 US troops in Afghanistan, acknowledges Pentagon

11,000 US troops in Afghanistan, acknowledges Pentagon

About 11,000 US troops are serving in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said on Wednesday, thousands more than it has previously stated.

Aug 31, 2017, 06:59 AM IST
US forces to stay in Syria for decades, say militia allies

US forces to stay in Syria for decades, say militia allies

Washington's main Syrian ally in the fight against Islamic State says the U.S. military will remain in northern Syria long after the jihadists are defeated, predicting enduring ties with the Kurdish-dominated region. 

Aug 17, 2017, 20:48 PM IST
Donald Trump warns of strong economic actions against Venezuela's Maduro

Donald Trump warns of strong economic actions against Venezuela's Maduro

US President Donald Trump has warned Venezuela of strong and swift economic actions if the country's ruling party goes ahead with plans to rewrite the its constitution.

Jul 18, 2017, 09:32 AM IST
ISIS-K on back-foot in Afghanistan after group's head Abu Sayed's death: Pentagon

ISIS-K on back-foot in Afghanistan after group's head Abu Sayed's death: Pentagon

The Islamic State Khorasan (ISIS-K) has lost its hold in Afghanistan, days after the terror group's head Abu Sayed, was killed by US troops in an airstrike, the Pentagon has said.

Jul 18, 2017, 09:28 AM IST
Taliban chief warns US that troop surge in Afghanistan will be a 'mistake'

Taliban chief warns US that troop surge in Afghanistan will be a 'mistake'

President Donald Trump recently authorized his defense secretary, Jim Mattis, to add several thousand more U.S. troops to Afghanistan, primarily tasked to train and advise Afghan forces.

Jun 23, 2017, 23:03 PM IST

US military dismisses chance of massive troop surge in Afghanistan

Defence Secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday dismissed chances of a return to the major US troop deployments to Afghanistan.

Jun 14, 2017, 22:57 PM IST

Manuel Antonio Noriega, former CIA agent who got on the wrong side of the US

Noriega, 83, died in a hospital late Monday as he was recovering from surgery to remove a brain tumour. He was dictator of Panama 1983-1989.

May 30, 2017, 12:17 PM IST

Most US troops kicked out for misconduct had mental illness: Study

A majority of US troops discharged from the military for misconduct during a four-year period ending in 2015 had been diagnosed with mental health conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injury, a new study found.

May 17, 2017, 10:11 AM IST

Donald Trump gives Pentagon more flexibility on Iraq, Syria troops

The decision will give Defense Secretary Jim Mattis the authority to send more forces into Syria, to assist US-backed local troops as they move to retake Raqqa from the Islamic State group.

Apr 27, 2017, 09:17 AM IST

4,000 US troops to be deployed in Poland in 2017: US commander

Some 4,000 US soldiers along with vehicles and other equipment will be deployed in Poland in 2017, a US senior commander said on Tuesday.
 

Dec 14, 2016, 02:32 AM IST

US to send 200 more troops to Syria to fight IS

 The Pentagon said on Saturday the US would deploy about 200 additional troops to Syria in the military campaign against the Islamic State (IS).

Dec 11, 2016, 07:53 AM IST
Philippines` Duterte wants US troops out in two years

Philippines` Duterte wants US troops out in two years

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Wednesday he wants US troops out of his country in the next two years and is willing to scrap defence pacts with longtime ally Washington if necessary.

Oct 26, 2016, 20:01 PM IST
Philippines` President Rodrigo​ Duterte wants US troops out in two years

Philippines` President Rodrigo​ Duterte wants US troops out in two years

 Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Wednesday he wants US troops out of his country in the next two years and is willing to scrap defence pacts with longtime ally Washington if necessary.

Oct 26, 2016, 13:53 PM IST
Sulphur cloud from IS-torched Iraq plant kills two civilians, hundreds fall sick

Sulphur cloud from IS-torched Iraq plant kills two civilians, hundreds fall sick

Qayyarah hospital has checked at least 500 people complaining of breathing problems over the past two days but officials announced Saturday that the fire had been extinguished.

Oct 22, 2016, 23:32 PM IST

Iraqi Shi'ite cleric tells followers to target US troops fighting Islamic State

Powerful Shi`ite Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr instructed his followers on Sunday to target U.S. troops deploying to Iraq as part of the military campaign against Islamic State.

Jul 18, 2016, 10:18 AM IST
US to keep 8,400 troops in Afghanistan into 2017: Barack Obama

US to keep 8,400 troops in Afghanistan into 2017: Barack Obama

President Barack Obama announced Wednesday that 8,400 US troops will remain in Afghanistan into 2017 in light of the still "precarious" security situation in the war-ravaged country.

Jul 06, 2016, 22:42 PM IST