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Trump OKs arms for Syrian Kurds, despite Turkish objections
by Robert Burns and Lolita C. Baldor - May 9, 2017 - 10:31pm
The Trump administration announced yesterday it will arm Syria's Kurdish fighters "as necessary" to recapture the key Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa, despite intense opposition from NATO ally Turkey, which sees...
Pentagon pressing allies for more help against Islamic State
by Robert Burns and Lolita C. Baldor - November 21, 2015 - 1:17pm
The Pentagon is pressing European and Arab allies to provide more troops and support for the war against the Islamic State group, hoping that the horror of the Paris attacks — and the fear more are coming —...
US: Islamic State fighters killed by Iraqi forces
by Robert Burns and Lolita C. Baldor - February 15, 2015 - 3:48am
Islamic State fighters led a suicide attack on an air base where US and coalition troops are training Iraqi forces after taking a nearby town, the first territorial gain by the militant group in months, the Pentagon...
Pentagon readying for long war in Iraq, Syria
by Robert Burns and Lolita C. Baldor - October 19, 2014 - 2:54am
Ten weeks into its war against Islamic State extremists, the Pentagon is settling in for the long haul, short on big early successes but still banking on enlisting Syrians and Iraqis to fight the ground war so that...
US confirms death of Somalia terror group leader
by Robert Burns and Lolita C. Baldor - September 6, 2014 - 4:32am
U.S. airstrikes earlier this week killed the leader of the al-Shabab terrorist group in Somalia, the Pentagon said Friday. President Barack Obama said the death of Ahmed Abdi Godane demonstrated U.S. counterterrorism...
Admiral: World getting 'numb' to NKorean missiles
by Robert Burns and Lolita C. Baldor - July 31, 2014 - 3:35am
Amid concerns about its development and testing of nuclear weapons, North Korea may be lulling the world into largely accepting its advances in missile technology, the admiral in charge of American forces in Asia...
Admiral: World getting 'numb' to NKorean missiles
by Robert Burns and Lolita C. Baldor - July 30, 2014 - 8:41am
Amid concerns about its development and testing of nuclear weapons, North Korea may be lulling the world into largely accepting its advances in missile technology, the admiral in charge of American forces in Asia...
Cheating alleged in US nuclear missile force
by Robert Burns and Lolita C. Baldor - January 18, 2014 - 3:40am
In what may be the biggest such scandal in Air Force history, 34 officers entrusted with land-based nuclear missiles have been pulled off the job for alleged involvement in a cheating ring that officials say was...
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