WASHINGTON — In the heat of an election campaign, Congress cleared the way for the U.S. military to train and equip Syrian rebels for a war against Islamic State militants Thursday night, reluctant ratification of a new strategy that President Obama outlined scarcely a week ago.
WASHINGTON — In an effort to speed up inquiries into Border Patrol agents, the agency overseeing them will criminally investigate officers suspected of excessive use of force and other abuses, its leader said Thursday as he announced changes to the agency’s response to such allegations.
Militant gains illustrate the plight of Syrian Kurds.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Border Patrol will begin testing body-worn cameras on agents next month, the head of its parent agency said Thursday, a step toward seeing if the technology should be used in the field as the government seeks to blunt criticism about agents’ use of force.
NCIS violated a law that prohibits the military from enforcing civilian laws.
Constitution's text, illuminated by ratification debates, doesn't empower presidents to wage wars.
LAS VEGAS — Airmen taking their enlistment or officer appointment oaths can omit the words “so help me God” if they choose, Air Force officials said Wednesday.
SYDNEY (AP) — Australian police made a series of arrests on Thursday in a counterterrorism operation that comes just days after the country lifted its terrorism threat to the second-highest level in response to the domestic threat posed by supporters of the Islamic State group.
WASHINGTON — Lawmakers this week are showing they can sometimes march together, at least when it comes to helping veterans.
Retired medical director Samuel Foote, of the Diamond Community-Based Outpatient Center, Phoenix VA Health Care System, Veterans Health Administration, testifies during a House Committee on Veterans' Affairs hearing on "Scheduling Manipulation and Veteran Deaths in Phoenix: Examination of th…
Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. Carl Levin, right, and Sen. Jim Inhofe led the yearlong investigation.
A yearlong investigation identified at least 20 break-ins or other cyber events.
LOS ANGELES — School police departments across the country have taken advantage of free military surplus gear, stocking up on mine resistant armored vehicles, grenade launchers and scores of M16 rifles.
A Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle, also known as MRAP, is one of the many military surplus items acquired by the Los Angeles Unified School District. At least 26 districts across the country have received gear under the program.
Militants in Iraq are seeking to blunt the effectiveness of U.S. airstrikes by dispersing their forces into urban areas and increasingly adopting terror tactics such as suicide attacks and bombings, says a senior American military officer.
WASHINGTON — American ground troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East if President Obama’s current strategy fails, the nation’s top military officer said Tuesday as Congress plunged into an election-year debate of Obama’s plan to expand airstrikes and train Syri…
A member of the anti-war group CodePink interrupts a Senate hearing with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, and Gen. Martin Dempsey.
WASHINGTON — President Obama declared Tuesday that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could threaten security around the world, and ordered 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the region in emergency aid muscle for a crisis spiraling out of control.
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