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  1. Capt. James Fanell has been removed as director of intelligence and information operations at U.S. Pacific Fleet by Adm. Harry Harris, the head of PACFLT. Navy

    Senior Navy intel officer removed for controversial comments on China

    A senior Navy intelligence leader whose provocative comments this year about Chinese bellicosity stirred an international controversy has been shelved in the wake of an investigation into his conduct, Navy Times has learned.

    • Nov. 10, 2014
  2. Gen. John Campbell, left, talks to Maj. Gen. Mike Murray, 3rd ID commander, in July at Fort Stewart, Ga. The two will soon be reunited in Afghanistan. Sgt. Uriah Walker / Army

    3rd ID commander readies his troops for Afghanistan

    The war in Afghanistan may be coming to a close, but the commanding general of the 3rd Infantry Division is calling on his soldiers to stay focused as they prepare to deploy.

    • Nov. 9, 2014
  3. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State group, adresses Muslim worshippers July 5 at a mosque in the militant-held northern Iraqi city of Mosul. Iraqi officials said Sunday that an airstrike wounded al-Baghdadi. AFP

    Iraqi officials say Islamic State leader wounded in airstrike

    Iraqi officials said Sunday that an airstrike wounded the leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Pentagon officials said they had no immediate information on such a strike or al-Baghdadi being wounded.

    • Nov. 9, 2014
  4. People gather for an open-air party at Brandenburg Gate in Berlin to mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall separating East and West Berlin. Michael Sohn / AP

    Germany marks 25 years since fall of Berlin Wall

    As Germany celebrated the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on Sunday, Elke Rosin recalled how lucky her family had been.

    • Nov. 9, 2014
  5. Britain's Queen Elizabeth II arrives Nov. 9 during the service of remembrance at the Cenotaph in Whitehall, London. The annual service is to remember those who have lost their lives serving in the armed forces. Tim Ireland / AP

    Queen Elizabeth II leads U.K. memorial ceremony

    Queen Elizabeth II honored fallen soldiers from Britain and the Commonwealth Sunday in a dignified ceremony at the heart of central London.

    • Nov. 9, 2014
  6. The leader of the Islamic State jihadist group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, adresses Muslim worshippers July 5 at a mosque in the militant-held northern Iraqi city of Mosul. AFP

    Hunted Islamic State leader the 'new Bin Laden'

    With a $10 million bounty on his head, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi would seem to have earned the moniker from French newspaper Le Monde as 'the new Bin Laden.'

    • Nov. 9, 2014
  7. Afghan police officers stand guard Nov. 9 near the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. Rahmat Gul / AP

    Kabul police chief survives assassination attempt

    Afghan authorities are investigating how a man wearing an explosives-packed vest was able to infiltrate the heavily guarded police headquarters in central Kabul on Sunday and attempt to assassinate the city's chief of police.

    • Nov. 9, 2014
  8. Kenneth Bae, second from left, who was held in North Korea since 2012, is greeted after arriving Nov. 8 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., after he was freed during a top-secret mission. Ted S. Warren / AP

    Last 2 U.S. captives in North Korea return home

    The last two Americans being held captive by North Korea have returned home.

    • Nov. 9, 2014
  9. Brig. Gen. Daniel D. Yoo, left, commander of Marine Expeditionary Brigade  Afghanistan, speaks with Afghan Maj. Gen. Sayed Maloukon Oct. 27. Yoo is confident Afghan forces can maintain security as Marines there depart. Staff Sgt. John Jackson/Marine Corps

    1-star has confidence in Afghan security after leaving Helmand

    Days after handing over all security duties to local forces, the head of the Marine Expeditionary Brigade - Afghanistan said he believes that Afghans have good control of their country.

    • Nov. 7, 2014
  10. The Army is deactivating the 2nd Infantry Division's 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team later this year. It will be replaced in Korea with rotation units. Army

    End of an era: Iron Brigade to deactivate in Korea

    After almost 50 years in South Korea, the Army is deactivating the 2nd Infantry Division's 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, officials announced Thursday.

    • Nov. 6, 2014
  11. Austin

    CENTCOM chief: More troops not the answer in Iraq

    The four-star commander of war operations in Iraq and Syria said politics is the key to defeating the Islamic militants there and more U.S. troops will not necessarily help resolve the complex sectarian conflict roiling the two nations.

    • Nov. 6, 2014
  12. Thick smoke and flames from an airstrike by the U.S.-led coalition rise Oct. 20 in Kobani, Syria. Lefteris Pitarakis / AP

    Islamic State suffering setbacks in Syria and Iraq

    For a force that has built its reputation on an aura of momentum and invincibility, the Islamic State group is now dealing with a series of military setbacks in Iraq and a prolonged stalemate in the small Syrian border town of Kobani.

    • Nov. 6, 2014
  13. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, left, speaks during a Nov. 6 press conference as new NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg looks on at the Presidential Palace in Kabul. Shah Marai / Getty Images

    NATO leader in Afghanistan vows continued support

    The head of NATO paid an unannounced visit to Kabul on Thursday, where he vowed that the Western alliance would continue supporting the country after foreign combat troops withdraw at the end of the year.

    • Nov. 6, 2014
  14. Pakistan summoned the U.S. ambassador to reject allegations in a Pentagon report that Islamabad supports militant proxies in neighboring India and Afghanistan, a foreign ministry statement said Thursday. Omer Saleem / EPA

    Pakistan rejects U.S. charges it supports militants

    Pakistan summoned the U.S.

    • Nov. 6, 2014
  15. U.S. official: Top bomb-maker hit in Syria strikes

    A senior U.S. official says American airstrikes overnight in Syria targeted a cell of al-Qaida militants, hitting and possibly killing a top bomb-maker in the group.

    • Nov. 6, 2014
  16. A U.S.-run Ebola clinic outside Monrovia, Liberia. U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps

    Non-military uniformed officers to treat Ebola patients in Liberia

    President Obama has assured Americans that none of the nearly 4,000 U.S. troops heading to Liberia will treat Ebola patients, but 70 uniformed officers of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps will.

    • Nov. 6, 2014
  17. Fawzi al-Odah, held at the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, for nearly 13 years, was sent back to Kuwait Wednesday, the first release based on the determination of a review panel that has been re-evaluating some men previously classified by the government as too dangerous to release. AP

    U.S. sends long-held Guantanamo prisoner to Kuwait

    One of the longest-held prisoners at the U.S.

    • Nov. 6, 2014
  18. Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jafari speaks to the media during a Nov. 5 news conference with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu in Ankara, Turkey. Burhan Ozbilici / AP

    Iraq doesn't want foreign fighters against Islamic State

    Iraq's foreign minister says Baghdad doesn't want foreign military personnel on Iraqi soil to combat Islamic State group extremists, but would accept training from abroad for its soldiers.

    • Nov. 5, 2014
  19. A USAID safe-burial team trained to handle the bodies of those infected with Ebola works on Sept. 26 in Monrovia, Liberia. AFRICOM

    Obama seeks $6.2 billion for Ebola fight

    President Obama on Wednesday asked Congress for $6.2 billion in emergency funds to confront Ebola at its source in West Africa and to secure the United States against any possible spread.

    • Nov. 5, 2014
  20. Chief Warrant Officer 2 James Law, the battalion gunner for 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, walks across a bridge in Afghanistan's Helmand province in 2010. Marines left Afghanistan after 13 years of war in late October. Sgt. Mark Fayloga/Marine Corps

    Marine commanders reflect on 13 years of war in Afghanistan

    It was late 2010, and Sgt. Philip A. McCulloch Jr. was locked into what may have been the darkest battle of America's longest war.

    • Nov. 5, 2014
  21. An Afghan National Army soldier is seen at his position while an Afghan Air Force Mi-17 flies past during a combat training exercise at the Afghan National Military training center in Kabul on Oct. 22, 2014. Afghan casualties have rocketed over the past two years, during which time NATO has handed over most combat duties to the nation's police and army Wakil Kohsar / AFP/Getty Images

    Afghan troop deaths up; called 'unsustainable'

    Afghan security forces have suffered more battle casualties this year than last year, rising to a level that cannot be sustained in a successful fight against the Taliban, the second-ranking American commander in Afghanistan said Wednesday.

    • Nov. 5, 2014
  22. Britain sending more troops to train Iraqis

    Five years after Britain ended its combat mission in Iraq, the Ministry of Defense says it is sending more troops to train Iraqi and Kurdish fighters battling IS militants.

    • Nov. 5, 2014
  23. Master Sgts. Stephen Brown, right, and Emily Edmunds, loadmasters with the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, attach candy to bundles filled with fresh drinking water on a C-17 before an airdrop near Amirli, Iraq. Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel/Air Force

    From start to finish, airdrop to displaced Iraqis was like no other

    Senior Airman Quinton Heyward got the word as soon as he stepped off the C-17 and into the desert.

    • Nov. 4, 2014
  24. New Zealand Prime Minister John Key delivers a national security speech Nov. 5 at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand. Hagen Hopkins / Getty Images

    New Zealand won't send troops to fight IS in Iraq

    New Zealand said Wednesday it won't send combat troops to Iraq to directly fight the Islamic State group but it could send military personnel to help train Iraqi forces behind the front lines.

    • Nov. 4, 2014
  25. Air Force personnel helped with the construction of the Monrovia Medical Unit (MMU) in Monrovia, Liberia. Maj. Adrien Adams / AFRICOM

    DoD: Ebola mission won't be scaled back

    The Pentagon has no plans to scale back its response to the Ebola outbreak, Defense Department spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby said Tuesday.

    • Nov. 4, 2014
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