President Barack Obama has approved sending up to 1,500 more troops to Iraq, roughly doubling the number of US forces on the ground helping Iraqi and Kurdish forces battle the militant group Islamic State, US officials said on Friday.
Islamic State insurgents pushed on with their assault on a Syrian border town on Thursday despite coalition air strikes meant to weaken them, sending thousands more Kurdish refugees into Turkey and dragging Ankara deeper into the conflict.
The Philippines is ready to help the US as it aligns its defences against threatened attacks by North Korea, the foreign minister said, hinting at the possibility of opening more Philippine bases to the US military.
U.S. forces ha
Any decision about an Israeli attack on Iran was “very far off” said Israel’s Defence Minister on Wednesday. Ehud Barak was speaking on Israel's Army Radio ahead of a planned visit this week by US armed forces
A video showing what appears to be American forces urinating on dead Taliban fighters prompted anger in Afghanistan and promises of a US investigation on Thursday but the insurgent group said it would not harm nascent efforts to broker peace talks
Kuwait's foreign minister said on Thursday an Iranian spy cell uncovered by the state last year monitored the US military presence and possessed explosives to bomb 'strategic' facilities.
'We are talking about a cell whose
Whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks is endangering the lives of US forces and people who support the United States around the world, said Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the US military's Joint Chiefs of Staff.
The top US military officer m
US forces shot down an Iranian drone aircraft that ventured inside Iraq several weeks ago, a senior Iraqi military official said on Monday.
"An unmanned Iranian plane crossed the border and it was discovered by multi-national forces' radar
A draft agreement between the US and Iraq contains no fixed dates for US forces to withdraw, but Iraq would like combat troops out by the end of 2011, government spokesman Ali Al Dabbagh said.
He said Iraqi negotiators were proposing US tr