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North Korea conducts another failed missile launch on Thursday

North Korea conducts another failed missile launch on Thursday

North Korea on Thursday conducted what appeared to be a failed test -- its second in a week -- of a powerful medium-range missile that experts warn could be deployed as early as next year.

Missiles fired at US warships in Red Sea, no casualties: US official

Multiple missiles were fired Saturday at three US warships in the Red Sea, though none was hit and there were no casualties, the US military said, amid rising tensions with Yemen`s Huthi rebels.

US hits radar sites in first strikes on Yemen rebels

The US military directly targeted Yemen`s Huthi rebels for the first time on Thursday, hitting radar sites controlled by the insurgents after US warships came under missile attacks twice in four days.

US hits IS positions in Libya as air war enters third month

US military aircraft pounded Islamic State positions in the jihadists` former Libyan stronghold of Sirte over the weekend, as the US air campaign entered its third month, the Pentagon said Monday.

DOD chief says 9/11 bill could be devastating to US military

Defense Secretary Ash Carter says legislation backed by the families of September 11 victims could be devastating to the US military.

US agrees a record $38 billion military aid deal with Israel

US agrees a record $38 billion military aid deal with Israel

The United States and Israel have agreed on a record $38 billion package of U.S. military aid and will sign the new pact on Wednesday, enshrining defence funding for Washington’s closest Middle East ally for the next decade, officials said.

US military closes one of the Guantanamo Bay prison camps

US military closes one of the Guantanamo Bay prison camps

The detainees formerly housed there have been moved to another prison camp in the Cuba-based facility.

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.