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Military granted approval to target Taliban

President Barack Obama has approved guidelines in recent weeks to allow the Pentagon to target Taliban fighters in Afghanistan, broadening previous plans that had limited the military to counterterrorism missions against al Qaeda after this year.

Tags: Barack Obama , Taliban , DoD , Al Qaeda , Afghanistan , JJ Green

Tuesday - 11/25/2014, 09:24am EST

Hagel offers condolences to Romanian military

Eight people died and two sustained serious injuries in a military helicopter crash in Romania. They were on their way to train with U.S. forces in the region.

Tags: Romania , helicopter crash , Chuck Hagel , JJ Green

Monday - 11/24/2014, 08:46am EST

Ukraine to receive U.S. military aid

The United States is planning to increase non-lethal military assistance to Ukraine, including deliveries of Humvee vehicles.

Tags: Ukraine , Russia , military aid , Humvee , JJ Green

Friday - 11/21/2014, 09:55am EST

Iraqi training gets early start

The U.S. military is accelerating its efforts to train and advise Iraqi forces fighting Islamic State militants.

Tags: Iraq , Chuck Hagel , ISIL , training , JJ Green

Tuesday - 11/18/2014, 05:54pm EST

Iraq conflict expected to be long

The Pentagon has warned Congress that the long, drawn-out military campaign against Islamic State militants is just beginning and could expand to include modest numbers of U.S. forces fighting alongside Iraqi troops.

Tags: Iraq , ISIL , Chuck Hagel , Martin Dempsey , Barack Obama , JJ Green

Friday - 11/14/2014, 09:19am EST

Pentagon skeptical of Iranian drone

Iran has long bragged about capturing a downed U.S. drone, and this week it unveiled what it called a reverse-engineered copy.

Tags: drone , Iran , DoD , JJ Green

Thursday - 11/13/2014, 09:15am EST

Cybersecurity troubles looming

The military is redoubling its efforts to look at cybersecurity.

Tags: cybersecurity , DoD , JJ Green

Wednesday - 11/12/2014, 09:29am EST

VA makes changes in time for Veterans Day

he Department of Veterans Affairs announced a reorganization Monday designed to make it easier for veterans to gain access to the sprawling department.

Tags: Robert McDonald , Veterans Affairs , JJ Green

Tuesday - 11/11/2014, 06:23pm EST

Up to 1500 US troops headed to Iraq

Troops will be sent over the next few months in a non-combat role to expand the U.S. advise and assist mission and initiate a comprehensive training effort for Iraqi forces.

Tags: Iraq , troops , Iraq Train and Equip Fund , JJ Green

Monday - 11/10/2014, 08:50am EST

The Taliban winning and losing

The Taliban are able to launch suicide attacks and over-run small villages in remote areas, but when it comes to taking over Afghanistan, Gen. John Campbell commander of ISAF and U.S. forces-Afghanistan says the only real success the Taliban have been able to achieve lately is the media war.

Tags: Taliban , ISAF , Afghanistan , John Campbell , JJ Green

Thursday - 11/06/2014, 10:54am EST
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