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Several IS leaders in Iraq killed in air strikes: US officials

Washington - US air strikes have killed several leaders of the Islamic State group in Iraq in recent weeks, dealing a blow to the jihadist forces, defense officials said Thursday.

Brazil truth commission urges end to dictatorship amnesty

Bras - A truth commission on Wednesday urged Brazil to scrap an amnesty for torturers, in a final report on the 1964-1985 military dictatorship that says at least 434 people were killed or disappeared by the regime.

Allies to send 1,500 security personnel to Iraq: US

Kuwait City - US allies are ready to send roughly 1,500 security personnel to Iraq to help the Baghdad government in its fight against jihadists, the American commander of the war effort said Monday.

U.S. military's job 'not over' in Afghanistan

Jalalabad - Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel on Sunday told U.S. troops in Afghanistan their mission was not over as they shift to a scaled-back role training their Afghan counterparts.

U.S. Navy engineer held for trying to pass data to Egypt

Washington - A U.S. Navy civilian engineer was arrested on charges of trying to steal schematics of a new nuclear aircraft carrier and have them sent to Egypt, the Justice Department said.

Obama nominates Ashton Carter as Pentagon chief

Washington - President Barack Obama on Friday named Ashton Carter, a highly regarded technocrat, to lead the Pentagon as the US military embarks on the latest phase in its 13-year war against Islamic extremists.

Sex assault victims in U.S. military face retaliation

Washington - Sexual assault victims in the U.S. military say they are often ostracized by their peers or denied promotion by their commanders for reporting a crime to authorities, the Pentagon said, citing the results of a new survey.

Obama to nominate Pentagon chief Friday

Washington - President Barack Obama on Friday will announce his choice to replace Chuck Hagel as Pentagon chief, the White House said.Favored for the post is Ashton Carter, a former deputy defense secretary under Leon Panetta from October 2011 to December 2013.

US military tried to rescue American hostage in Yemen

Washington - US and Yemeni forces recently tried unsuccessfully to rescue an American journalist held by Al-Qaeda, which has now threatened to execute him, officials said Thursday.

China, Australia agree to boost defence ties: Xinhua

Bejing - Beijing and Canberra have agreed to enhance military ties, Chinese state media reported, lauding defence relations between them even as Australia strengthens cooperation with the United States and Japan.

Ashton Carter likely next Pentagon chief

Washington - The former number-two ranking official at the Pentagon, Ashton Carter, will likely be named as the next US defense secretary, American media reported Tuesday.

US air base in S. Korea lifts lockdown after shooter alarm

Seoul - A major US air force base in South Korea went into full lockdown for more than an hour Monday after what appeared to be a false alarm about a shooter at the facility's high school."The security forces sweeps are now complete.

Russian warships in English Channel due to 'bad weather'

Calais - French authorities and NATO confirmed the presence of four Russian warships in the English Channel on Friday, but denied they were doing military exercises and said they were taking shelter due to bad weather.

China says in talks with Russia over 2015 military drills

Bejing - China's defence ministry said Thursday that it was in talks with Russian counterparts about joint military exercises next year, after Moscow announced drills were planned for the Mediterranean Sea and Pacific Ocean.

U.S. may send additional troops to Afghanistan next year

Washington - The U.S. military likely will keep a slightly larger force in Afghanistan in 2015 than first planned and American troops will have authority to come to the aid of Afghan forces if necessary, officials said Tuesday.

Killing of soldier Lee Rigby reveals UK intelligence failures

London - An inquiry into how Muslim extremists were able to murder a British soldier on the streets of London listed a string of intelligence failures Tuesday but said that only information held by an Internet company might have stopped the attack.

Pentagon chief Hagel out as IS war heats up

Washington - President Barack Obama announced the departure of US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Monday, with the White House under fire over perceived fumbling in its response to the Islamic State threat.

Pentagon chief Hagel out as IS war heats up

Washington - President Barack Obama announced the departure of US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Monday, with the White House under fire over perceived fumbling in its response to the Islamic State threat.

N.Korea warns of 'catastrophic consequences' over UN rights ruling

Seoul - North Korea's top military body warned Sunday of "catastrophic consequences" for supporters of a UN resolution censuring its human rights record, as state media reported its leader presiding over a fresh military exercise.

Op-Ed: Sergeant’s wife surprises him on the other side of the country

A military couple’s surprise reunion will leave you crying happy tears of joy right along with them, when you see what this wife did to her husband.

President extends US combat role in Afghanistan: report

Washington - Barack Obama has extended the combat role for US troops in Afghanistan for another year, in a classified order he signed in recent weeks, the New York Times reported Friday.

Here's the army's plan for adapting to future threats

The US Army is seeking to reinvent itself in the face of a host of unprecedented challenges. Between tightening budgets, a shrinking military force, and a world of smaller and asymmetrical threats, the Army has released a new global strategy.

Signs N.Korea preparing bomb material amid nuclear test threats

Pyongyang - New satellite imagery suggests North Korea may be firing up a facility for processing weapons-grade plutonium, as Pyongyang Thursday threatened a fresh nuclear test in response to UN condemnation of its rights record.

Myanmar rules out constitutional change before 2015 polls

Inya - Myanmar's parliament speaker said Tuesday the current junta-drafted constitution, which bars opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi from becoming president, cannot be changed before elections in November 2015.

Myanmar army bristles against constitutional change for Suu Kyi

Yangon - Myanmar's powerful army has told parliament it opposes changing a junta-drafted constitution that bars opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi from becoming president, days after US President Barack Obama called for it to be amended.

Japan's Okinawa elects governor opposed to US base

Naha - Residents of Japan's Okinawa Sunday elected a governor who opposes plans to relocate a US military base within the island chain, a fresh setback in efforts to resolve a thorny issue in military relations.

Hagel unveils plan to boost military 'innovation'

Simi Valley - US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Saturday a technological innovation plan to ensure America's military superiority in the 21st century.

Ex-U.S. officials criticize Obama 'micromanagement'

Simi Valley - Leon Panetta and Robert Gates, two former directors of the CIA and Defense Department, on Saturday criticized President Barack Obama's "micromanagement" of the military.

Japan's Okinawa 'elects governor opposed to US base'

Toukyo - Residents of Japan's Okinawa Sunday elected a governor who opposes plans to relocate a US military base, reports said, a fresh setback for efforts to resolve a thorny issue in military relations.

Japan island vote over U.S. base difficult test for Abe

- Okinawa's voters will deliver their verdict Sunday on a decision to press ahead with the long-stalled relocation of a U.S. military base, in an election Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe needs to win.
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