Forget July 4th fireworks, watch from the bridge of the USS Philippine Sea as the Navy cruiser launches Tomahawk missiles at Islamic State targets.
President Obama and the government’s chief intelligence official made a plea Friday for Senate Republican leaders to relent in their fight to preserve the NSA’s phone-snooping program, saying that unless a deal is reached by Sunday, investigators will no longer be able to apply for new roving wiretaps come Monday.
Gen. Raymond Odierno, the U.S. Army chief of staff, introduced the possibility of U.S. military personnel embedding with Iraqi security forces during battle.
The Obama administration on Friday officially removed Cuba from the list of state sponsors of terrorism, removing a key barrier toward full normal diplomatic relations between the U.S. and the communist island.
A think tank with ties to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton issued strong criticisms Thursday of the Obama administration’s strategy to combat the Islamic State, with analysts writing that the U.S. is “failing” and needs to change course.
The U.S. military has secured a deal with the Spanish government that will allow for troops to be permanently stationed at Moron Air Base.
U.S. officials said they were seriously examining an Iranian dissident group’s claims on Thursday that Iran and North Korea are forging ballistic missile and nuclear research ties — but that the allegations are unlikely to derail ongoing nuclear negotiations between Western powers and Tehran.
The Pentagon will attempt to create a device that can essentially make the unseen suddenly seen — in three dimensions.
Fifteen of the 22 personnel potentially exposed to live anthrax in South Korea were active-duty troops, the Pentagon said Thursday, just one day after the military admitted that it mistakenly sent at least one live anthrax sample to a civilian lab.
The State Department on Thursday slammed the Russian government’s decision to stop making public its peacetime military casualties, calling the decree a clear attempt by Moscow to hide the deaths of Russian soldiers conducting clandestine operations inside eastern Ukraine.
A year after the scandal over phony wait times at the Phoenix Veterans Affairs hospital exposed widespread problems in the agency nationwide, employees say troubles at the Arizona facility are still rampant, including whistleblower retaliation, neglect of suicidal veterans and suspected fraud in overtime pay.
Italian oil executives visit Tehran, scouting out deals. French farmers and fisheries discuss technological exchanges with their Iranian counterparts. Pakistan prepares to lay down a major oil pipeline through Iran, while rival India opens talks with Iranian officials about developing a major port in the Gulf of Oman to ship Indian goods to Afghanistan.