Iraq

A-10s Hitting ISIS Targets in Iraq

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U.S. commanders have been sending A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft in recent weeks to hit ISIS targets in Iraq but not in Syria, Pentagon officials said Thursday. The use of the A-10s followed the announcement last month by military officials that A-10s had deployed in mid-November to the Middle East in support of Operation Inherent Reso... more

Report: Bullying, Abuse Contributed to Sailor's Suicide

guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams

A sailor's suicide on board the Norfolk-based destroyer James E. Williams in June can be blamed in part on a toxic command climate that involved bullying and reprisal, a command investigation has found. The investigation was spurred by the death of the sailor but grew in scope when investigators began examining the ship's leadership. What they ... more

Cuba Initiative Could Mean Changes for Guantanamo Base

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President Obama on Wednesday announced the beginning of the end of the decades-old U.S. embargo of Cuba, opening the door to normal relations by re-establishing an American embassy in Havana and sending a U.S. delegation there next month for talks on U.S.-Cuba migration. But left out of Obama's announcement is what normalization of relations... more

Pakistani Military Chief Visits Kabul to Coordinate Massacre Response

A Pakistani girl, who was injured in a Taliban attack in a school, is rushed to a hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)

KABUL, Afghanistan — Pakistan's top army officer made an unscheduled visit to Kabul Wednesday to discuss potential military responses to the bloody attack by Pakistani militants on a school in Peshawar. Pakistani Chief of Staff Gen. Raheel Sharif held emergency meetings with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and his top national security ad... more

Military’s Equal Opportunity Chief Under Investigation

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Just six months after being installed as the head of the Defense Departments' equal opportunity programs, an Army colonel has been temporarily reassigned pending an investigation into alleged misconduct. The complaint against Army Col. Morris "Reese" Turner alleges "inappropriate touching," according to Military Times, which first reported t... more

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