Egypt-U.S. war games to go on as scheduled

CAIRO, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Egyptian military officials said a joint training exercise with U.S. troops will proceed despite Egypt's ongoing political strife.

'Human error': Plane lands wrong airport

TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 24 (UPI) -- The head of U.S. Central Command, who was aboard a military plane that landed at a small civilian airport near Tampa, Fla., blamed human error for the foul-up.

Iran doubts U.S. abilities in Persian Gulf

TEHRAN, July 19 (UPI) -- The U.S. military can't do much in the area of demining activity in the Persian Gulf as it works to protect the Strait of Hormuz, an Iranian commander said.

U.S. sends more assets to Persian Gulf

WASHINGTON, July 12 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy is said to have deployed unmanned underwater vehicles to the Persian Gulf to search for mines in nearby oil-shipping lanes.

U.S. sends mine hunters to Persian Gulf

WASHINGTON, July 11 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy is sending unmanned underwater craft to the Persian Gulf, for use in hunting and destroying mines, officials said.

U.S. plans high-level talks with Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, April 4 (UPI) -- A full range of issues is on the agenda when senior U.S. diplomat Thomas Nides meets with Pakistan's foreign minister in Islamabad, the State Department said.
U.S., Pakistani military leaders to meet

U.S., Pakistani military leaders to meet

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, March 28 (UPI) -- Top U.S. military officials were in Pakistan to meet with their counterparts in the first high-level talks since NATO airstrikes killed 24 Pakistani soldiers.
Iran sending aid to Syria

Iran sending aid to Syria

TEHRAN, March 15 (UPI) -- Forty tons of medical aid has arrived in Damascus, Syria, the first of four plane loads Iran said it is sending its "regional ally."
Assad regime attacks border areas, 35 dead

Assad regime attacks border areas, 35 dead

DAMASCUS, Syria, March 6 (UPI) -- Syrian opposition groups said at least 35 people were killed Tuesday by government forces attacking an escape route to Lebanon.

AFPAK border a trust issue, U.S. says

WASHINGTON, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Peace and stability along the Afghan-Pakistan border is based on trust, U.S. military officials said after releasing a report on a deadly November raid.

Kayani: No plans to take over Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Pakistan's top general said the military is committed to democracy even as the prime minister said the military acts like a "state within a state."
New CentCom headquarters dedicated

New CentCom headquarters dedicated

TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 29 (UPI) -- The head of U.S. Central Command said he is grateful to taxpayers and Congress for CentCom's new $75 million headquarters at MacDill Air Force Base in Florida.

Pakistan responds to U.S. pressure

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Pakistan reacted on various domestic fronts amid mounting U.S. pressure it go after the Haqqani terror network suspected of enjoying safe haven there.

Pakistani, U.S. generals discuss chill

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- A senior U.S. general met with his Pakistani counterpart in Islamabad Saturday to discuss growing animosity in joint military counter-terrorism efforts.
The four musketeers

The four musketeers

WASHINGTON, July 28 (UPI) -- The episode that led to the resignation of U.S. Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal as commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan has created an opportunity for constructing the foundation for a more stable region.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator
Gates pegs Amos to lead Marine Corps

Gates pegs Amos to lead Marine Corps

WASHINGTON, June 15 (UPI) -- Pentagon chief Robert Gates has recommended that Gen. James Amos be the next U.S. Marine Corps commandant, officials told Politico.
French general takes NATO role

French general takes NATO role

NORFOLK, Va., Sept. 10 (UPI) -- French Gen. Stephane Abrial has succeeded U.S. Gen. James Mattis as NATO's supreme allied commander, the alliance announced Thursday.

Future warfare focus of Va. trade show

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., May 13 (UPI) -- Marine Gen. James Mattis said at the Joint Warfighting 09 trade show in Virginia Beach, Va., such warfare gatherings are vital for the future.

NATO commander seeks anti-IED technology

BRUSSELS, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- The top commander of NATO said Wednesday the alliance needs complex technology to deter the effectiveness of improvised explosive devices.

Many troops unprepared for IEDs

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- An investigation has found nearly 15,000 U.S. troops serving in Iraq did not receive training against improvised explosive devices before deployment.

Iraqi testimony suspect in Marine case

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif., July 11 (UPI) -- Iraqi witness testimony against one of the U.S. Marines accused of killing civilians isn't credible, a hearing officer at Camp Pendleton, Calif., said.

Assault charges against Marine dropped

CAMP PENDELTON, Calif., May 1 (UPI) -- The U.S. Marines, in a statement from Camp Pendelton, Calif., said charges against a lieutenant accused of assault against Iraqi civilians had been dropped.

Charges dropped against one Marine

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif., April 17 (UPI) -- Murder charges against one U.S. Marine accused in the deaths of 24 Iraqi civilians have been dropped in return for his testimony against seven other Marines.

Words Matter: Stupid mouth

DALLAS, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Stupid mouth. All of us have had the disease at some point. We opened our mouths and the most incredibly stupid, or hurtful, or ridiculous words came out. Lt. G

Marine's 'fun to shoot' comment draws ire

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- The leader of the U.S. Marines has admonished one of his generals for insensitive remarks about killing people.
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