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Trump vows to deploy military to Mexican border

Trump vows to deploy military to Mexican border

Trump has stepped up his immigration rhetoric in recent days and his administration has moved to further crack down on people who are in the United States illegally.

Apr 04, 2018, 00:01 AM IST

Pentagon discloses data on sexual assault reports on military bases

Sexual assault in the military, which is defined as anything from groping to rape, is believed to be significantly higher than the number of reports. 

Nov 18, 2017, 13:13 PM IST

Islamic State thriving in Somalia: UN report

An Islamic State faction in Somalia has grown significantly over the past year, carrying out attacks in Puntland and receiving some funding from Syria and Iraq, a report by UN sanctions monitors said Friday.

Nov 11, 2017, 08:47 AM IST
Show of force: US military flies 2 Air Force bombers over Korean peninsula

Show of force: US military flies 2 Air Force bombers over Korean peninsula

The South Korean military said this was part of a regular exercise to bolster military defences 

Oct 11, 2017, 07:10 AM IST

US military carries out more airstrikes against ISIS in Libya, several fighters killed

The US military has carried out more air strikes against the Islamic State group in Libya, killing several fighters, the US Africa Command says.

Sep 29, 2017, 08:39 AM IST
IS leader al-Baghdadi probably still alive: US commander

IS leader al-Baghdadi probably still alive: US commander

The IS militants, who swept into Iraq in 2014 against minimal resistance from the Iraqi army, still control a large area of eastern Syria along the border with Iraq, as well as parts of Raqqa, the capital of the group's self-styled caliphate.

Sep 01, 2017, 12:53 PM IST
Donald Trump signs memo banning transgender recruits from US military

Donald Trump signs memo banning transgender recruits from US military

Last year, former US President Barack Obama had decided to allow transgenders to serve in the US military.

Aug 26, 2017, 10:12 AM IST
Donald Trump sends 'thoughts and prayers' to US sailors in crash

Donald Trump sends 'thoughts and prayers' to US sailors in crash

Columbia; US President Donald Trump late on Sunday tweeted his "thoughts and prayers" to the sailors aboard a US destroyer that collided with a tanker near Singapore, leaving 10 missing and five in

Aug 21, 2017, 09:29 AM IST

US military chopper makes emergency landing in Austria

Austrian defence officials say a US military Blackhawk helicopter with seven people on board had to make an emergency landing west of Vienna after it flew too low during a storm and scraped against tree branches.

Jul 28, 2017, 18:13 PM IST
Donald Trump likely to ban transgender US military personnel, reversing Obama

Donald Trump likely to ban transgender US military personnel, reversing Obama

The action, reversing Democratic former President Barack Obama`s policy, halted years of efforts to eliminate barriers to military service based on sexual orientation or gender identity

Jul 27, 2017, 06:28 AM IST
Donald Trump bans transgenders from US military

Donald Trump bans transgenders from US military

US military will no longer allow transgender individuals to serve in "any capacity" in the military.

Jul 26, 2017, 19:26 PM IST

Trump won't let Assad get away with ''horrible'' actions

Obama should have crossed the red line he had drawn in regard to Assad`s actions, Trump said, adding that "some horrible acts against humanity took place, including gas and the killing through gases".

 

Jul 26, 2017, 12:15 PM IST

US complains to Turkey after map of posts in Syria published

The US military says it has raised concerns with Ankara over the publication of what Turkey's state-run news agency says is a map of US military posts in Syria.

Jul 20, 2017, 12:26 PM IST
Pentagon concerned over Turkish media's leak of American base locations in Syria

Pentagon concerned over Turkish media's leak of American base locations in Syria

The Pentagon has expressed concern over Turkish media releasing a list of classified U.S. military posts in Syria.

Jul 20, 2017, 11:01 AM IST

Russia, US duel at UN over whether North Korea fired long-range missile

The United States and Russia are waging rival campaigns at the United Nations Security Council over the type of ballistic missile fired by North Korea earlier this month as the U.S. pushes to impose stronger sanctions on Pyongyang over the test.

Jul 20, 2017, 10:48 AM IST

Russia warns Norway that hosting US Marines will hurt ties

The Russian Embassy in Norway warned on its Facebook page Saturday that the move could "escalate tensions and lead to destabilization of the situation in the northern region." 

Jun 25, 2017, 00:14 AM IST

US military chiefs want more time to implement transgender policy

US military chiefs are asking for more time to implement a policy that will allow transgenders to enlist in the service branches.

Jun 24, 2017, 13:21 PM IST

Seven US soldiers wounded in Afghan 'insider attack'

"Seven US service members wounded, evacuated for treatment," US-led NATO forces said in a brief statement on Twitter.

Jun 17, 2017, 22:53 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

China says it is vigilant as two U.S. bombers fly over South China Sea

The U.S. military conducts such "freedom of navigation" patrols to show China it is not entitled to territorial waters there, U.S. officials said at the time.

Jun 09, 2017, 15:41 PM IST