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  • Fort Polk: 49 troops graduate from air assault program

    March 11, 2017 3:05 PM

    FORT POLK - Nearly 50 Army troops now have their wings after completing an air assault training course at Fort Polk. The American Press reports that 135 people started the course two weeks ago. But only 49 made it to graduation. The course ended Friday with graduates finishing a 12-mile... more »
  • La. National Guard not contacted for Trump immigration roundups

    February 17, 2017 10:56 AM

    WASHINGTON D.C. - The Department of Homeland Security says it was an idea that was never seriously considered. Still, staff members say that as recently as last Friday, there was discussion of a proposal to mobilize as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up unauthorized immigrants. The idea... more »
  • US troops stationed overseas get slice of home on Super Bowl Sunday

    February 5, 2017 2:02 PM

    CHICAGO - U.S. service members overseas are getting a slice of home on Super Bowl Sunday. The organization Pizzas4Patriots has shipped a thousand pounds of frozen deep-dish UNO's pizza from Chicago to Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan. From there, the 800 pizzas are to be heated up and distributed to U.S.... more »
  • 'We waited for decades': Polish govt welcomes US troops

    January 14, 2017 11:57 AM

    WARSAW, Poland - Polish leaders are holding a ceremony to welcome U.S. troops to their country, a deployment that Russia calls a threat to its own security. The ceremony Saturday in the western Polish town of Zagan comes 23 years after the last Soviet troops left Poland. It also marks... more »
  • General says troop cuts constrains Afghan training mission

    February 4, 2016 11:21 AM

    WASHINGTON - The senior American commander in Afghanistan says the ability to train and advise the still inexperienced Afghan security forces will be constrained if the U.S. troop level is cut to 5,500, as President Barack Obama has proposed. Army Gen. John F. Campbell tells the Senate Armed Services Committee... more »
  • Obama forced again to rethink troop numbers in Afghanistan

    January 30, 2016 2:46 PM

    WASHINGTON - Conditions in Afghanistan are getting worse, 15 years into a war that few Americans talk about any more. That's preventing the clean ending that President Barack Obama hoped to impose before leaving office. Violence is on the rise, the Taliban are staging new offensives, the Islamic State group... more »
  • Obama to keep troops in Afghanistan beyond 2016

    October 15, 2015 9:14 AM

    WASHINGTON- Senior administration officials say President Barack Obama will keep 5,500 U.S. troops in Afghanistan when he leaves office in 2017. Obama's decision casts aside his promise to end the war on his watch and instead ensures he hands the conflict off to his successor. Obama had originally planned to... more »
  • Soldiers coming home

    April 24, 2015 4:41 AM

    MONROE- A weekend welcome-home event is set in Monroe for members of the Louisiana National Guard's 528th Engineer Battalion. More than 150 soldiers are returning to friends and family after deploying to Kuwait for construction and engineering projects in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Some of the soldiers went to... more »
  • Obama: US to slow troop withdrawal from Afghanistan

    March 24, 2015 1:40 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says the U.S. will keep just under 10,000 troops in Afghanistan through the end of 2015 at the request of Afghanistan's new president, Ashraf Ghani. Obama says Afghanistan "remains a dangerous place" and it's important to maintain security cooperation between the two countries. Obama had... more »
  • 'Deluded' hostage-taker saw himself as a martyr

    December 16, 2014 2:03 AM

    SYDNEY, Australia - He wrote letters to the grieving families of troops killed in Afghanistan that compared them to "Hitler's soldiers." He was accused of assisting a woman kill his ex-wife, whose body was found stabbed and set alight. But the social media postings of 50-year-old Man Haron Monis, the... more »
  • US cutting planned troop presence in Liberia

    November 12, 2014 12:59 PM

    WASHINGTON - The commander of the U.S. military's Ebola response in Liberia says the mission will be limited to 3,000 troops - which is 1,000 fewer than originally planned. Army Maj. Gen. Gary Voleski told reporters Wednesday that the lower number is sufficient because there are a greater-than-expected number of... more »
  • Hagel approves 21-day Ebola quarantine for troops

    October 29, 2014 2:53 PM

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. already has more than 1,000 troops in West Africa helping with the fight against Ebola -- and the number could grow to nearly 4,000. And when they return from those missions, every one of those troops will go into supervised isolation for 21 days. That's the... more »
  • Pentagon: Iraq says troops will go on offensive

    October 23, 2014 1:25 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Pentagon says Iraq's new defense minister says his troops will go on the offensive against Islamic State militants who have taken over large sections of the country. Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary, says Defense Minister Khaled al-Obeidi spoke with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel by... more »
  • Obama: Airstrikes have destroyed arms, equipment

    August 9, 2014 10:40 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says U.S. airstrikes in Iraq have succeeded in destroying arms and equipment that could have been used against the Kurdish capital of Irbil. He says humanitarian efforts continue to airdrop food and water to persecuted religious minorities stranded on a mountaintop, and he says planning... more »
  • Obama signs veterans' health care overhaul

    August 7, 2014 11:43 AM

    FORT BELVOIR, VA - President Barack Obama says the government must ensure that the Veterans Affairs Department has the resources to keep up with the demands of troops returning from war. Obama is speaking at a signing ceremony for a $16.3 billion measure allowing the Veterans Affairs Department to hire... more »
  • Israel says it has sent ground troops to Gaza

    July 17, 2014 3:02 PM

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - The Israeli military says it has launched a ground offensive in Gaza. The army said in a statement late Thursday that after 10 days of Hamas attacks, it has "initiated a ground operation within the Gaza Strip." The army says the objective is to strike... more »
  • Obama sending 200 more US troops to Iraq

    June 30, 2014 4:32 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says he's sending about 200 more U.S. troops to Iraq to protect Americans and the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. The announcement will bring to nearly 800 the total number of U.S. forces in and around Iraq to train local forces, secure the embassy and protect... more »

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