Overcoming hostilities, US and Cuba to open embassies

...Cuba's reputed human rights violations. Cuba is demanding an end to the U.S. economic embargo, the return of the U.S. military base at Guantanamo Bay and a halt to U.S. radio and TV broadcasts aimed at the island.Obama wants Congress to...
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US program to train Syrian rebels losing ground

WASHINGTON - The U.S. military's program to train and equip thousands of moderate Syrian rebels is faltering, with fewer than 100 volunteers, raising questions...
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Outside editorial: Obama tinkers with failed Islamic State strategy

...State, helped by U.S. trainers and coalition air strikes.Last week, the president decided to send 450 more U.S. military trainers and support troops to a new base in Anbar province, an Islamic State stronghold. There are already 3...
Iraqi training goal to fall way short of recruits, the House rejected a resolution to force Congress to debate an Authorization for the Use of Military Force for U.S. military engagement against IS in Iraq and Syria.The measure, which was defeated 288-139, would have directed that U...
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Military mistakenly shipped live anthrax

...contained live spores, he said. Later he said an anthrax sample from the same batch at Dugway also was sent to a U.S. military laboratory at Osan air base in South Korea; no personnel there have shown signs of exposure, he said, and the sample...
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Against IS, airstrikes may not suffice

...if it hopes to a avoid a protracted conflict, or some other version of failure.Some yearned for a return of the U.S. military, although none would say so on the record. After the grim experience for Americans in Afghanistan and Iraq since...
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Murkowski names service academy nominees

...has nominated 57 Alaskans to the U.S. military service academies for the class...will make the state proud."U.S. military service academy nominees are selected...Annapolis, Maryland? Kenny Fox, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York
Carter says US flights, sea missions in Pacific will go on

...the United States was willing to do to halt the construction effort.Carter responded to Chinese complaints about U.S. military flights over the projects by saying, "There should be no mistake in this, the United States will fly, sail and...
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US Navy ships to accompany US-flagged ships in Gulf

...vessels as they transit the strait was based on a recommendation by U.S. Central Command, which is responsible for U.S. military operations in the Middle East.Defense Secretary Ash Carter was briefed on the decision, one official said, adding...
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Canadian judge OKs bail for ex-Gitmo inmate

...Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Since 2012 he's been held in Canada, serving out an eight-year sentence handed down by a U.S. military commission in 2010. He was convicted of war crimes, including throwing a grenade when he was 15 years old that killed...
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