Byline: By LOLITA C. BALDOR and ROBERT BURNS

US bombs Iran-backed militia sites in Syria

2/25/21

WASHINGTON — The United States launched airstrikes in Syria on Thursday, targeting facilities near the Iraqi border used by Iranian-backed militia...

Military suicides rise up to 20% in COVID era

9/27/20

WASHINGTON — Military suicides have increased by as much as 20% this year compared to the same period in 2019, and some incidents of violent...

Acting Navy boss resigns amid coronavirus uproar

4/7/20

WASHINGTON — Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly resigned Tuesday, according to two officials, just hours after he had publicly apologized for a...

Navy boss calls fired carrier captain ‘stupid’

4/6/20

WASHINGTON — In an extraordinary broadside punctuated with profanity, the Navy’s top leader accused the fired commander of the COVID-stricken USS...

US eyes options for reducing force in Afghanistan

12/11/19

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is considering several options to reduce the number of troops in Afghanistan, including one that would shift to a...

Pentagon proposing troop reinforcements in Mideast

5/24/19

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon on Thursday outlined proposals to the White House that would send military reinforcements to the Middle East to beef up...

Pentagon plans to send 10,000 troops to Mideast

5/22/19

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon on Thursday will present plans to the White House to send up to 10,000 more troops to the Middle East, in a move to beef...

Trump to offer Afghan war talk

8/20/17

CAMP MOREHEAD, Afghanistan — Signaling that the U.S. military expects its mission to continue, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan on Sunday...

More US troops to go to Afghanistan

6/16/17

WASHINGTON  — The Pentagon will send almost 4,000 additional American forces to Afghanistan, a Trump administration official said Thursday, hoping...

About 4,000 more US troops to go to Afghanistan

6/15/17

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon will send almost 4,000 additional American forces to Afghanistan, a Trump administration official said Thursday, hoping...

Congress demands new strategy for 16-year Afghan war

6/13/17

WASHINGTON — Senators sharply criticized Pentagon leaders Tuesday for not completing a new strategy for the 16-year-old war in Afghanistan, as...

US moving to increase troops in Iraq; IS leader killed

3/25/16

By LOLITA C. BALDOR and ROBERT BURNSAssociated PressWASHINGTON — The Pentagon said Friday it was moving to increase the number of American troops...



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