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Allies Pledge to Contribute More to ISIS Fight But Offer Few Specifics

US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter addresses a press conference in Stuttgart, Germany, on May 4, 2016 (Photos: Daniel Roland/AFP)

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter received pledges -- and only pledges thus far -- from main allies Wednesday in the U.S.-led coalition against ISIS to contribute more to the fight while increasing their own defense spending. "With your help it will go faster," Carter told the defense ministers of 11 allied nations at the start of a meeting in St... more

US Wins Pledge of More Resources from Anti-IS Allies

US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter addresses a press conference in Stuttgart, Germany, on May 4, 2016 (Photos: Daniel Roland/AFP)

A coalition of countries battling Islamic State jihadists in Syria and Iraq pledged Wednesday to pour more resources into the fight, after coming under strong pressure from Washington for greater contributions. The promise came after a meeting in Stuttgart of defence ministers from countries involved in the anti-IS coalition, during which US De... more

VA Secretary Criticizes House Lawmakers Over Planned Budget Cuts

VA Secretary Bob McDonald in Los Angeles. (Photo courtesy VA blog)

Veterans Affairs Department Secretary Bob McDonald on Wednesday offered kind words for the White House and the Senate for backing new department programs and policy changes while arguing that House proposals will hurt vets. Speaking at the Center for Security and International Studies, a think tank in Washington, D.C., Mcdonald said President B... more

Army Says Troops Lost Their Way, Went off Cliff

In this May 27, 2015 photo, a Stryker leads a group of vehicles south on I-25 south in Colorado Springs, Colo. (Mark Reis/The Gazette via AP, File)

DENVER — An Army vehicle took the wrong road in the dark and was making a U-turn when it tumbled 250 feet off a cliff at a Colorado training range last year, killing one soldier and injuring five, according to a newly released investigative report. The soldier who died had an unspecified medical condition at the time of the February 2015 crash ... more

US Soldiers, Airmen Rescue Korean Family from Fire

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OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea -- U.S. servicemembers were shopping when they saw smoke billowing from a building and heard screaming. A woman held a toddler outside a window, looking for a way to escape. Soldiers, airmen and Korean bystanders reacted quickly and rescued the woman and three of her children Friday evening by holding blankets s... more

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