Obama's Christmas in Hawaii: Carols, calls to US troops

President Barack Obama celebrated Christmas by singing carols and opening gifts with his family at their vacation home in Hawaii.

US military's job 'not over' in Afghanistan: Hagel

Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel on Monday told US troops in Afghanistan their mission was not over as they shift to a scaled-back role training their Afghan counterparts.

Kim Kardashian visits US troops, kisses soldier on the cheek
Kim Kardashian visits US troops, kisses soldier on the cheek

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian recently visited the US Navy troops in Abu Dhabi.

US may send additional troops to Afghanistan next year

The US military likely will keep a slightly larger force in Afghanistan in 2015 than first planned and American troops will have authority to aid Afghan forces in combat if necessary, defense officials said Tuesday.

US troops to stay in Poland, Baltics through 2015: General

 US troops will remain in Poland and the Baltic states through 2015 "to deter Russian aggression", a senior US commander for Europe said on Sunday.

Obama signs order expanding US Afghanistan role: Report
Obama signs order expanding US Afghanistan role: Report

US President Barack Obama has signed a secret order authorizing a broader military mission in Afghanistan in 2015 than originally planned, the New York Times reported on Saturday.

Female Afghan MP injured but defiant after suicide attack

 Afghan women`s rights campaigner Shukria Barakzai speaks in a tired whisper as she recovers in hospital from an assassination attempt that nearly killed her a week ago, but her message is strong and clear.

US troops in Iraq`s Anbar as anti-IS campaign expands

A team of US troops was on the ground in Iraq`s Anbar province on Tuesday as Washington steps up efforts to help Iraqi forces battle the Islamic State jihadist group.

50 US troops arrive in western Iraq: Pentagon

US troops have deployed to Iraq`s frontline western province of Anbar for the first time in the fight against Islamic State jihadists, with 50 preparing the way for a larger contingent, the Pentagon said Monday.

Ronald Reagan apologized to Margaret Thatcher for Grenada invasion

Former US president Ronald Reagan personally apologized to Margaret Thatcher when US troops in 1983 secretly invaded Grenada, a Commonwealth island state in the Caribbean, according to newly-released tapes.

US troop increase in Iraq signals `new phase`: Barack Obama

The deployment of an additional 1,500 American troops to Iraq marks a "new phase" in the campaign against Islamic State jihadists, US President Barack Obama said in comments broadcast Sunday.

Barack Obama approves sending 1,500 more troops to Iraq

President Barack Obama has approved sending up to 1,500 additional troops to Iraq to aid Baghdad government and Kurdish forces fighting the Islamic State group, roughly doubling the number of US troops in the country, the White House said Friday.

Hagel orders quarantine for US troops returning from West Africa

Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel on Wednesday ordered a 21-day quarantine for all US troops returning from West Africa, in a "prudent" measure to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus.

Australia bans travel from Ebola-hit countries; US isolates troops

Australia became the first developed country on Tuesday to shut its borders to citizens of the countries worst-hit by the West African Ebola outbreak, a move those states said stigmatised healthy people and would make it harder to fight the disease.

More Americans want ground troops to fight IS: Poll

A rising number of Americans think the battle against the Islamic State group should broaden to include US ground troops, according to a poll published Wednesday.

North Korea says remains of US troops being washed away

North Korea warned Monday that the untended remains of US servicemen killed in the Korean War were being "carried away" by giant infrastructure projects and blamed Washington for suspending efforts for their recovery.

US troops in Africa could stay a year in Ebola mission

 US troops deployed to West Africa to fight the Ebola outbreak could stay up to a year, depending on how quickly the virus can be contained, a top general said Tuesday.

Obama orders 350 more US troops to Baghdad: White House

President Barack Obama on Tuesday ordered about 350 more US troops to Baghdad to protect American diplomatic facilities and staff in the Iraqi capital, the White House said.

US forces headed for Iraq mountain: Kurdish spokesman

US military advisors were headed for Iraq`s Mount Sinjar to study means of evacuating thousands of civilians trapped by jihadists with little food or water, a Kurdish spokesman said Wednesday.

Kerry urges new inclusive government in Iraq; rules out sending troops

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday urged Iraqi prime minister-designate Haidar al-Abadi to quickly form an inclusive government, while ruling out sending US combat troops to the country.