Military Operations

Friday, February 19, 2016 - 06:45
Russia's government is considering cutting spending on defense procurement this year by 5 percent, four official sources told Reuters, a move that would extend the budget squeeze to a sector that up to now has been immune from real cuts.
Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 06:13
A brigadier general on the staff of NATO’s Allied Rapid Reaction Corps is set to become U.S. Army Africa’s next commander, the Pentagon announced Thursday.
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 06:26
Not content to build new military airstrips on a string of artificial islands in the South China Sea, Beijing is branching out even further, having just secured basing rights next door to Washington’s most important drone base in Africa.
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 06:24
The countryside north of Aleppo, Syria's largest city, is the latest crucial battlefield in the Syrian civil war — and it could also become the place where the United States' strategy to combat the so-called Islamic State in Syria falls apart.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 08:59
Turkey's foreign minister says his country and Saudi Arabia may launch ground operations against the Islamic State group in Syria, Turkish media reported Saturday.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 08:47
The Obama administration and the Iraqi government are eager to retake Iraq’s second-largest city from the Islamic State, but the top U.S. military brass says not so fast.
Friday, February 12, 2016 - 06:10
Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter has secured renewed pledges of more airstrikes and special operations forces from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in the fight against the Islamic State, further raising the Arab profile in the U.S.-led effort.
Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 06:36
The U.S. military has no current plans to intervene against the Syrian regime and Russian assault on Aleppo or provide air drops to the starving civilians, a U.S. military spokesman in Baghdad said Wednesday.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 06:39
The United States Army will deploy hundreds of soldiers to the southern Afghan province of Helmand, where government forces have been pushed to the brink by Taliban militants, a military spokesman said Tuesday.
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 07:25
Hundreds more U.S. troops are headed for Afghanistan’s strife-torn Helmand province to shore up security forces who have struggled in the face of sustained Taliban attacks, officials said.