| Sep 14, 2014
| 7:06 AM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said he was "extremely encouraged" by pledges of military assistance against Islamic State militants by countries inside and outside the Middle East and that some nations had offered ground troops....
| Sep 14, 2014
President Barack Obama will visit U.S. Central Command, headquartered at MacDill Air Force Base, on Wednesday for a briefing from his commanders on battle plans against the Sunni insurgent group Islamic State.
"As we implement the President's strategy...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 3:05 PM
WASHINGTON A U.S. official on Friday acknowledged that NATO ally Turkey had complicated efforts to build a moderate Syrian rebel force by coordinating with groups, including al-Qaida's Nusra Front, that were considered off limits by the Obama...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 10:28 AM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has chosen retired Marine Corps General John Allen, who served as the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, to coordinate international efforts to fight Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, a U.S....
| Jan 23, 2014
| 6:22 AM
ANNAPOLIS - The U.S. Naval Academy will host its annual Leadership Conference next week.
The theme for this year's event, which will be held from Monday through Wednesday, is "Followership: The Evolution of a Leader." The event is not open to the public....
| Oct 21, 2013
| 6:00 AM
WASHINGTON — A flood of misconduct cases involving generals and admirals has created deep concern at the Pentagon about ethical and moral shortcomings among senior military officers and prompted new steps to tighten rules, increase inspections and...
| Dec 29, 2013
| 11:38 AM
JERUSALEM -- Amid political and public debate, Israel approved the latest list of Palestinian prisoners it plans to release from jail this week, the government said Saturday night. It would be the third such group released in recent months.
As part of...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 4:30 AM
JERUSALEM -- Two Palestinians were killed in separate clashes with Israeli soldiers in the West Bank early Thursday, Palestinian sources and the Israeli military reported.
According to an Israeli army statement, Israeli forces were carrying out a...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 3:13 PM
JERUSALEM – U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry returned to the Middle East on Thursday for a round of meetings with Israeli and Palestinian leaders in a continuing effort to help reach a peace deal by spring.
Kerry met with Palestinian...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 10:51 AM
JERUSALEM -- U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry, concluding his latest effort to advance Israeli-Palestinian peace talks on Friday, sounding encouraged about progress despite ongoing tension between the parties.
"We are closer than we have been in...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 9:30 AM
JERUSALEM -- Secretary of State John F. Kerry launched his latest round of meetings in the Middle East on Thursday aimed at encouraging Israeli-Palestinian peace talks and discussing negotiations about Iran's controversial nuclear program.
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
PARIS -- "Duty, Honor, Country" is the West Point motto, but it seems to have lost what once was its compelling power over the men of the Long Gray Line, as they pursue the military careers that follow graduation. I am not speaking primarily about the...