Tag Archives: US Army

A South Korean soldier killed five comrades at the border

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean soldier killed five comrades Saturday night and wounded another five at the border with North Korea, a South Korean military official said. The army sergeant opened fire with a rifle at an … read more

Obama on Iraq: US troops will not be fighting in Iraq again.

Obama sends military advisers, additional aid to Iraq Obama: Iraq should form a new government to better represent all Iraqis. We do not have the ability to simply solve this problem by sending in tens of thousands of troops… US … read more

Sunni Militants fly their black flags over Iraq refinery

BAGHDAD (AP) — Sunni militants hung their black banners on watch towers at Iraq’s largest oil refinery, a witness said Thursday, suggesting the vital facility had fallen to the insurgents who have seized vast territories across the country’s north. A … read more

Republican leader: Obama may act on own in Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and congressional leaders believe he does not need authorization from Congress for some steps he might take to quell the al-Qaida-inspired insurgency sweeping through Iraq, the Senate’s top Republican and congressional aides said after … read more

Iraq asks USA for air support to counter Sunni rebels

BAGHDAD/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Iraq has asked the United States for air support in countering Sunni rebels, the top U.S. general said on Wednesday, after the militants seized major cities in a lightning advance that has routed the Shi’ite-led government’s army. … read more

U.S. captures suspected ringleader of Benghazi attack

U.S. Special Operations forces captured one of the suspected ringleaders of the deadly terrorist assault on American facilities in Benghazi, Libya, in a secret weekend raid a year and a half after the attack on Sept. 11, 2012, the Pentagon … read more

US forces move into Iraq with security mission

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 300 armed American forces are being positioned in and around Iraq to help secure U.S. assets as President Barack Obama nears a decision on an array of options for combating fast-moving Islamic insurgents, including airstrikes or … read more

Manning says US public lied to about Iraq from the start

New York (AFP) – The detained US soldier convicted of leaking a trove of secret documents to WikiLeaks made a rare foray into public life Saturday to warn Americans they were being lied to about Iraq once more. Chelsea Manning … read more

US ordered an aircraft carrier moved into the Gulf

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered an aircraft carrier moved into the Gulf on Saturday, readying it in case Washington decides to pursue a military option after insurgents overwhelmed a string of Iraqi cities this week and … read more