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Withdrawal of US forces in Syria likely to start in weeks: US general

Hundreds of additional troops have been sent to Syria to facilitate the withdrawal.

Feb 11, 2019, 10:05 AM IST

Pentagon sending 3,750 extra United States forces to border with Mexico

Critics called the deployment a political stunt and scoffed at Trump’s comparisons of caravans of Central American migrants, including women and children, to an "invasion."

Feb 04, 2019, 10:13 AM IST

Afghanistan's Chief Executive says US has reassured on troop pullout

The United States sent troops to Afghanistan after the al Qaeda attacks on New York and Washington on Sept. 11, 2001.

Jan 24, 2019, 11:41 AM IST

Slowly bringing US troops back from Syria: Donald Trump

President Trump did not give a timetable for the planned military exit from Syria. 

Jan 03, 2019, 09:32 AM IST

Iran says US troops in Syria 'main cause of instability': Report

US President Donald Trump has begun what will be a total withdrawal of US troops from Syria, declaring on Wednesday they have succeeded in their mission to defeat Islamic State.

Dec 22, 2018, 17:01 PM IST

US troops gather outside Pentagon in #MeTooMilitary protest

A group of active and retired US troops gathered in freezing temperatures outside the Pentagon today to bring attention to sexual assault and harassment in the military.

Jan 09, 2018, 00:40 AM IST

US Vice President Mike Pence pays surprise visit to US troops in Afghanistan

The superpower`s vexed campaign against Al Qaeda and the Taliban -- born from the rubble of the 9/11 attacks on New York and Washington -- receives ever-less public attention in the United States these days.

Dec 22, 2017, 17:27 PM IST

South Korea, US begin naval drills amid North Korea's threat

South Korean and US troops have begun five days of naval drills amid North Korea's renewal of its threat to fire missiles near the American territory of Guam.

Oct 16, 2017, 11:42 AM IST

3500 more US troops headed to Afghanistan, officials say

The US will deploy additional 3,500 troops in Afghanistan, taking the total number of soldiers stationed in the war-torn country to 14,500.

Sep 07, 2017, 08:05 AM IST

11,000 US troops in Afghanistan, acknowledges Pentagon

About 11,000 US troops are serving in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said on Wednesday, thousands more than it has previously stated.

Aug 31, 2017, 06:59 AM IST

US forces to stay in Syria for decades, say militia allies

Washington's main Syrian ally in the fight against Islamic State says the U.S. military will remain in northern Syria long after the jihadists are defeated, predicting enduring ties with the Kurdish-dominated region. 

Aug 17, 2017, 20:48 PM IST

Donald Trump warns of strong economic actions against Venezuela's Maduro

US President Donald Trump has warned Venezuela of strong and swift economic actions if the country's ruling party goes ahead with plans to rewrite the its constitution.

Jul 18, 2017, 09:32 AM IST

ISIS-K on back-foot in Afghanistan after group's head Abu Sayed's death: Pentagon

The Islamic State Khorasan (ISIS-K) has lost its hold in Afghanistan, days after the terror group's head Abu Sayed, was killed by US troops in an airstrike, the Pentagon has said.

Jul 18, 2017, 09:28 AM IST

Taliban chief warns US that troop surge in Afghanistan will be a 'mistake'

President Donald Trump recently authorized his defense secretary, Jim Mattis, to add several thousand more U.S. troops to Afghanistan, primarily tasked to train and advise Afghan forces.

Jun 23, 2017, 23:03 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

Manuel Antonio Noriega, former CIA agent who got on the wrong side of the US

Noriega, 83, died in a hospital late Monday as he was recovering from surgery to remove a brain tumour. He was dictator of Panama 1983-1989.

May 30, 2017, 12:17 PM IST

Most US troops kicked out for misconduct had mental illness: Study

A majority of US troops discharged from the military for misconduct during a four-year period ending in 2015 had been diagnosed with mental health conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injury, a new study found.

May 17, 2017, 10:11 AM IST

Donald Trump gives Pentagon more flexibility on Iraq, Syria troops

The decision will give Defense Secretary Jim Mattis the authority to send more forces into Syria, to assist US-backed local troops as they move to retake Raqqa from the Islamic State group.

Apr 27, 2017, 09:17 AM IST

4,000 US troops to be deployed in Poland in 2017: US commander

Some 4,000 US soldiers along with vehicles and other equipment will be deployed in Poland in 2017, a US senior commander said on Tuesday.

Dec 14, 2016, 02:32 AM IST

US to send 200 more troops to Syria to fight IS

 The Pentagon said on Saturday the US would deploy about 200 additional troops to Syria in the military campaign against the Islamic State (IS).

Dec 11, 2016, 07:53 AM IST