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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.