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Members of U.S. audience of armed forces listen to U.S. President Barack Obama speaks December 15, 2014 at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. Obama will address the troops to thank them for their service and mark the end of the combat mission in Afghanistan. ahead of the upcoming holidays.  (Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)

Obama Declares ‘Turning Point’ for U.S. Military

Marking what he called a “turning point” for the U.S. military, President Barack Obama on Monday saluted troops returning from Afghanistan and declared the United States is moving past the time for large deployments aimed at nation building.

12/15/2014

House and Senate negotiators have reached agreement on a $585 billion defense policy bill that provides funds to expand the U.S. mission in Iraq to counter Islamic State militants and gives the military the authority to train moderate Syrian forces.  (Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Adam K. Thomas / U.S. Navy via Getty Images)

Congress Agrees On $585 Billion Defense Bill

House and Senate negotiators have reached agreement on a $585 billion defense policy bill that provides funds to expand the U.S. mission in Iraq to counter Islamic State militants and gives the military the authority to train moderate Syrian forces.

12/02/2014

File photo of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. (Pool photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Hagel Credits US Military With Ebola Progress

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Monday there are encouraging signs of progress against the Ebola virus in West Africa, and he said the U.S. military can take some credit for containing it.

11/17/2014

A copy of "No Easy Day", an account of the killing of Osama Bin Laden on May 2, 2011 by Matt Bissonnette

Former Navy SEAL, Author Of Bin Laden Book Under Criminal Probe

U.S. military officials say a former Navy SEAL who wrote a firsthand account of the 2011 raid that killed Osama bin Laden is under investigation for possibly disclosing classified information. He could face criminal charges.

10/31/2014

As Washington warns of a drawn-out fight against the Islamic State group and the Obama administration looks to send more American troops to help Iraq in the war against the extremists, Baghdad has offered its top war room as a model for a future joint U.S.-Iraqi command headquarters.   (credit: Gokhan Sahin/Getty Images)

Poll: Two-Thirds Of Americans Say ISIS Threat Very Important

Sixty-five percent of Americans now say the threat from the Islamic State group is very or even extremely important, and nearly half think the U.S. military response in Iraq and Syria has not gone far enough, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll. Most want to see America’s partners step up their contribution to the fight.

10/24/2014

Smoke rises from the Syrian town of Kobane, also known as Ain al-Arab, as it is seen from the southeastern village of Mursitpinar, Sanliurfa province, on Oct. 19, 2014. (credit: BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)

Official: ‘Vast Majority’ Of Supplies Reached Intended Kurdish Fighters In Syria

The U.S. military said Sunday it had airdropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish forces defending the Syrian city of Kobani against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants.

10/20/2014

Bush: America Has Learned Its ‘Lesson’ That Iraq Needs U.S. Support

Former President George W. Bush said that America has learned its “lesson” that Iraqis are not yet capable of providing their own security and said the current military strikes against ISIS show Iraq still needs U.S. support.

10/02/2014

The end of the 18 year-old "Don't Ask Don't Tell" law took effect on Sept. 20, 2011, allowing gays to openly serve in the armed forces.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Almost Equal: U.S. Military Three Years After ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

Three years after the U.S. military did away with its “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy and began allowing gay and lesbian military people to serve openly, WNEW looks into how well that integration is going.

09/22/2014

Senate: China Hacked Several US Military Contractor Networks   (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)

Senate: China Hacked Several US Military Contractor Networks

Senate investigators are blaming China for nearly two dozen successful hacker break-ins of computer networks belonging to Pentagon contractors.

09/17/2014

A photo taken on Sept. 29, 2011 shows U.S. freelance reporter James Foley resting in a room at the airport of Sirte, Libya. (credit: ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Poll: Two-Thirds Of Americans Oppose Paying Ransom For Hostages Held Captive By Terrorists

Nearly two-thirds of Americans agree with U.S. and British government policy of refusing to pay ransom to terrorists in exchange for hostages.

08/26/2014

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