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US military aids Turkey with air cover, intelligence in anti-ISIS operation in Syria

The United States is providing Turkey`s military with air cover, intelligence and advisers in its offensive against the Islamic State (IS) group inside Syria, a senior US official said on Wednesday.

US military `manipulated` intel in ISIS fight

US military leaders painted an overly optimistic picture of American efforts to fight the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria, a damning government report released Thursday found.

Islamic State 'weakening' inside Iraqi city of Mosul: Pentagon

Islamic State fighters inside the jihadist group's Iraqi stronghold of Mosul are "weakening".

US military confirms 14 new civilian deaths in Iraq, Syria

 The US military Thursday confirmed 14 new deaths resulting from the bombing campaign against the Islamic State group, bringing the total official toll to 55 killed.

US says its forces will keep operating in South China Sea

US military forces will continue to operate in the South China Sea in accordance with international law, the US Chief of Naval Operations John Richardson said on Wednesday during a visit to a Chinese naval base.

US suspends strikes against IS group from Turkey base: Official

US forces "were adjusting flight operations in the counter-ISIL campaign to minimize any effects on the campaign," an official said.

South Korea to announce site of THAAD anti-missile system

South Korea`s defence ministry said it will announce the location of a US military THAAD anti-missile defence unit.

Dallas shooting suspect was Afghanistan vet: US military

Micah Xavier Johnson, the 25-year-old identified as the main shooter in the assault that left five police officers dead, served with US forces in Afghanistan.

US military lifts ban on transgender personnel

Transgender personnel will no longer be barred from serving openly in the US military, the Pentagon announced Thursday -- a major milestone that immediately attracted criticism.

US strikes Afghan Taliban targets, in debut of broader role

Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook declined to offer details on strikes, saying they were in southern Afghanistan and that no US forces were in the area at the time.

US military to lift transgender ban: Media

US military to lift transgender ban: Media

The move would be another major milestone for America's vast military, which up until five years ago still banned gay troops from openly discussing their sexuality under a "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.

US military restricts troops after murder in Okinawa

The US military in Japan is restricting celebrations and off-base alcohol consumption in Okinawa after the arrest of a former Marine suspected of killing a woman on the southern Japanese island.

Barack Obama still undecided about Hiroshima visit

The White House on Monday said it is still weighing a possible first presidential visit to Hiroshima, one of two Japanese cities bombed by a US nuclear weapon.

Disillusioned? 'Islamic State terrorists asking for sick notes to skip front line duty'

Disillusioned? 'Islamic State terrorists asking for sick notes to skip front line duty'

The Islamic State terrorists are demanding doctors to give them sick notes in a bid to escape fighting on the front line, according to a new report by the US military.

India's hostility towards Pakistan is due to US military, political support, claims ex-Pak envoy

India's hostility towards Pakistan is due to US military, political support, claims ex-Pak envoy

To drive home his point he referred to a recent remark by US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter who reportedly said that he is a “Friend of India”. 

India, US reach preliminary agreement on sharing military logistics amid China challenge

India, US reach preliminary agreement on sharing military logistics amid China challenge

India and the United States have agreed to conclude a logistics supply agreement in the coming months, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said, after talks with his US counterpart Ash Carter.

US military permits Sikh soldier to wear beard, turban

US military permits Sikh soldier to wear beard, turban

In a landmark decision, the US military has granted a decorated Sikh-American officer a long-term religious accommodation allowing him to continue serving while maintaining his articles of faith of keeping a beard and wearing a turban.

Pentagon to propose boosting US military presence in Iraq

The Pentagon will submit proposals to President Barack Obama for strengthening military support to Iraqi forces in the near future, a top US military official said Friday.

No Russian air strikes in Syria: US military

Most if not all Russian warplanes have been withdrawn from Syria, a US military spokesman said Friday, adding that Russia has staged no air strikes during the past week.

Russia pulls most strike aircraft from Syria, now using artillery: US

Russia has withdrawn most of its strike aircraft from Syria, the US military said on Friday, adding that it was now entirely carrying out strikes in support of Syrian government forces using artillery instead of aircraft.