Jihadists using US arms in Syria: Study

Islamic State (IS) jihadists appear to be using captured US military issue arms and weapons supplied to moderate rebels in Syria by Saudi Arabia, according to a report published on Monday.

US air strike in Somalia targeting Shebab leader: Government

US military forces launched air strikes against the leader of Somalia`s al Qaeda-linked Shebab, the government said Tuesday, but gave no details if the attack was successful.

US military conducts airstrikes near Mosul Dam, Irbil

The US military has conducted air strikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) near Irbil and Iraq`s largest dam in an effort to help Kurdish forces retake it from violent extremists.

Putin igniting dangerous nationalist fervour: US general

Russian President Vladimir Putin`s military intervention in Ukraine is fanning nationalist sentiments that could spread across the region with dangerous, unpredictable consequences, the US military`s top officer has said.

US military ties with Egypt trump rights concerns

The United States may claim to be appalled by Egypt`s human rights record, but its 35-year-old military alliance with the most populous Arab power remains sacred.

US says military advisors given protection by Iraq

The White House said Monday that the American troops to be sent to Iraq as advisors to make an assessment of how best to help cope with Islamic militants have been offered protection by the Arab country.

1,800 US troops for Afghan counter-terror:Official

The US military said today that about 1,800 of the nearly 10,000 US troops the US plans to leave in Afghanistan at the end of the year would be conducting counter-terror operations, providing that specific breakout for the first time.

Freed soldier faces backlash in Idaho hometown over desertion claims

A hometown celebration of Bowe Bergdahl`s release from five years of Taliban captivity in Afghanistan will go on this month as planned, despite a growing backlash against the US Army sergeant over allegations he was a deserter, friends and supporters say.

US reviews military presence in Europe after Russian moves in Ukraine

The United States is reviewing its military presence in Europe as a result of Russia`s intervention in Ukraine, the White House said on Tuesday at the start of a four-day European trip by President Barack Obama.

Afghanistan`s Karzai welcomes US military withdrawal plans

President Hamid Karzai on Wednesday welcomed US plans to pull all troops out of Afghanistan by the end of 2016, and called on Taliban insurgents to seize the opportunity to seek peace.

US will use military force, unilaterally if necessary: Obama

President Barack Obama on Wednesday said the US will use military force, unilaterally if needed, when its core interests demand it - when Americans are threatened or when the security of its allies is in danger.

US military punished nearly 500 for sex harassment

Washington: The US military fired or disciplined nearly 500 workers for sexual harassment in a 12-month period, and nearly 13 per cent of the complaints filed involved repeat offenders, according to new data.
The Pentagon yesterday released its first formal report on sexual harassment amid months of criticism from Congress over how the department handles sexual assaults and related crimes.

US military claims progress in sexual assault scourge

The Pentagon said today a concerted campaign in the US military to persuade more victims of sexual assault to come forward was beginning to show progress, as the number of reported cases jumped 50 per cent last year.

Number of suicides in US military drops in 2013: Pentagon

The number of suicides in the United States (US) military dropped by 22 per cent in 2013 but rose among part-time soldiers in the reserves, the Pentagon said Friday.

Number of suicides in US military drops in 2013

The number of suicides in the US military dropped by 22 percent in 2013 but rose among part-time soldiers in the reserves, the Pentagon said Friday.

In Mongolia, Hagel looks to bolster US military ties

Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel flew to Mongolia today to endorse stronger military ties with a government eager for US partnership as a counterweight to its powerful neighbours, Russia and China.

Fort Hood Shooting: Gunman`s unstable state possible cause

The US Army has said the gunman, who opened fire at Fort Hood military base, was mentally unstable and that was believed to be a "fundamental, underlying cause" of the shooting incident.

FACTS: Fort Hood shooting is the latest at US military bases

A US Army soldier on Wednesday opened fire in two administration buildings on the Fort Hood Army base in Texas, killing three service members and injuring 16 others before taking his own life.

Fort Hood on lockdown as active shooter sought

Fort Hood in Texas was on lockdown Wednesday after several people were reported injured in an active shooter situation on the military base, scene of a deadly 2009 rampage.

US military has spent $3.3 mn on Malaysia Airlines search: Pentagon

The US military has spent more than USD 3.3 million on the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 and has put in place plans that nearly double the original USD 4 million available for the hunt, a Pentagon spokesman said on Wednesday.