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U.S. strikes Islamic State near key Iraqi dam

U.S. strikes Islamic State near key Iraqi dam

BAGHDAD, Sept. 7 (UPI) --The United States launched airstrikes Saturday to prevent Islamic State militants from taking control of a dam that controls water for millions of Iraqis.
Danielle Haynes
Islamic State siege of Amerli, Iraq, broken

Islamic State siege of Amerli, Iraq, broken

AMERLI, Iraq, Aug. 31 (UPI) --The United States carried out airstrikes as the Iraqi military entered the town of Amerli, Iraq, to aid residents.
Danielle Haynes
Pentagon: U.S. military operations in Iraq cost $7.5 million per day

Pentagon: U.S. military operations in Iraq cost $7.5 million per day

WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 (UPI) --The U.S. Department of Defense acknowledged Friday that the cost of military operations in Iraq is becoming more expensive.
JC Finley
Obama authorizes surveillance over Syria, as U.S. weighs military options

Obama authorizes surveillance over Syria, as U.S. weighs military options

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 (UPI) --U.S. President Barack Obama has authorized aerial surveillance over Syria as he weighs possible airstrikes against Sunni extremists in the embattled country.
JC Finley
U.S. files formal complaint with China after 'dangerous' fighter jet incident

U.S. files formal complaint with China after 'dangerous' fighter jet incident

WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 (UPI) --The Pentagon acknowledged a Chinese fighter jet performed "dangerous" maneuvers in close proximity to a U.S. military aircraft, prompting a formal complaint.
JC Finley
Hagel pushes defense sector relationship with new Indian government

Hagel pushes defense sector relationship with new Indian government

NEW DELHI, Aug. 8 (UPI) --U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel met Friday with Indian officials in New Delhi to discuss increasing U.S.-India strategic cooperation.
JC Finley
U.S. airstrikes underway in Iraq, destroying Islamic State artillery

U.S. airstrikes underway in Iraq, destroying Islamic State artillery

WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 (UPI) --The Pentagon confirmed Friday that the U.S. military has begun "targeted" airstrikes against Islamic State militants in northern Iraq.
JC Finley
Pentagon identifies U.S. Army general killed by Afghan gunman in Kabul

Pentagon identifies U.S. Army general killed by Afghan gunman in Kabul

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 (UPI) --The Pentagon identified the two-star U.S. Army general killed Tuesday by an Afghan soldier in Kabul as Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene.
JC Finley
U.S. sells 5,000 missiles to Iraq

U.S. sells 5,000 missiles to Iraq

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 (UPI) --The United States has agreed to sell 5,000 Hellfire missiles to the Iraq government, part of a $700 million military aid package.
Ed Adamczyk
U.S. and Qatar reach $11 billion arms deal

U.S. and Qatar reach $11 billion arms deal

WASHINGTON, July 15 (UPI) --The United States has agreed to sell $11 billion in arms, including Apache attack helicopters and Patriot and Javelin air-defense systems, to Qatar.
Ed Adamczyk

Chuck Hagel calls Tim Howard after Wikipedia defense secretary joke

WASHINGTON, July 2 (UPI) --U.S. Secretary of Defense called U.S. soccer star Tim Howard after his record-setting 16 saves in the United States' loss to Belgium.
Kate Stanton
90 U.S. military advisers arrive in Baghdad; 200 troops in the pipeline

90 U.S. military advisers arrive in Baghdad; 200 troops in the pipeline

BAGHDAD, June 24 (UPI) --Approximately 90 U.S. military advisers have arrived in Baghdad, the Pentagon announced Tuesday.
JC Finley
Iraq seeking U.S. assistance to launch airstrikes against ISIS

Iraq seeking U.S. assistance to launch airstrikes against ISIS

BAGHDAD, June 18 (UPI) --The Iraqi government has requested U.S. assistance to launch airstrikes against Islamist militants who are fighting for control of key Iraqi cities.
JC Finley
Benghazi suspect captured, headed to D.C. for arraignment

Benghazi suspect captured, headed to D.C. for arraignment

WASHINGTON, June 17 (UPI) --The alleged mastermind of the 2012 attack in Benghazi that left four Americans dead was captured in a secret raid over the weekend, the Pentagon has confirmed.
Gabrielle Levy
USS Mesa Verde joins naval strike group in Persian Gulf as Obama weighs military option in Iraq

USS Mesa Verde joins naval strike group in Persian Gulf as Obama weighs military option in Iraq

BAGHDAD, June 17 (UPI) --Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has deployed the USS Mesa Verde, an amphibious transport dock ship, to the Persian Gulf.
JC Finley
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