The Afghan election crisis and unraveling of Iraq have lawmakers and regional allies thinking President Barack Obama should rethink his decision to withdraw virtually all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by the close of 2016.
The White House says Afghanistan is… Full Story
Ukrainian troops will start a unilateral, seven-day cease-fire later Friday as a first step in efforts to de-escalate the conflict with pro-Russia separatists in the country’s east, the president said.
President Petro Poroshenko made the announcement while speaking with residents… Full Story
As Iraq edges toward chaos, Joe Biden is having a quiet I-told-you-so moment.
In 2006, Biden was a senator from Delaware gearing up for a presidential campaign when he proposed that Iraq be divided into three semi-independent regions for Shiites,… Full Story
A U.S. House of Representatives panel voted for a 1.8 percent troop pay raise in fiscal 2015, though the boost is far from guaranteed.
The House Appropriations Committee, headed by Harold Rogers, R-Kentucky, on Tuesday passed its version of the defense spending… Full Story
President Obama on Friday accepted the resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki.
Obama said Shinseki offered his resignation to avoid being a “distraction” as the department works to make improvements following an ongoing scandal involving secret lists of veterans waiting to… Full Story
The Army plans to support a National Day of Prayer event closely associated with an evangelical Christian organization despite a protest from a group that wants to crack down on what it calls fundamentalist Christian domination of the U.S. military.… Full Story
Russia’s defense chief assured Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Thursday that Russian forces along Ukraine’s eastern border have no intention of crossing into Ukrainian territory.
A Pentagon spokesman, Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby, said Hagel discussed Ukraine with Defense Minister… Full Story
Russia’s military maneuvers in Crimea have left U.S. analysts questioning what sort of threat the former Cold War military giant’s forces, platforms and weaponry currently present.
Russian leaders have pushed to expand the military’s conventional land, air and sea forces… Full Story
The Rev. Fred Phelps Sr., the fiery founder of a small Kansas church who led outrageous and hate-filled protests that blamed almost everything, including the deaths of AIDS victims and U.S. soldiers, on America’s tolerance for gay people, has died.… Full Story
BEIJING — China and the United States share common objectives and should boost cooperation between their militaries, the U.S. Army chief said Friday at the start of meetings with top Chinese generals aimed at building trust amid rising regional… Full Story