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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
USS George H.W. Bush in Persian Gulf as contingency for Iraq military option

USS George H.W. Bush in Persian Gulf as contingency for Iraq military option

BAGHDAD, June 16 (UPI) --The USS George H.W. Bush Strike Group arrived in the Persian Gulf on Monday, the Commander, Rear Adm. DeWolfe H. Miller III, announced via Facebook.
JC Finley
Iraqi troops ordered to hold Samarra

Iraqi troops ordered to hold Samarra

SAMARRA, Iraq, June 15 (UPI) --Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki orders troops to make stand in city of Samarra against ISIS fighters.
Danielle Haynes
Bowe Bergdahl arrives in Texas

Bowe Bergdahl arrives in Texas

SAN ANTONIO, June 13 (UPI) --U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl set foot on U.S. soil for first time since release from Taliban captivity.
Danielle Haynes
Suspected friendly fire kills 5 U.S. troops in Afghanistan

Suspected friendly fire kills 5 U.S. troops in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan, June 10 (UPI) --The U.S. Department of Defense acknowledged Tuesday that friendly fire may be to blame for the deaths of five U.S. troops in Afghanistan on Monday.
JC Finley
Taliban posts propaganda video of Bergdahl's release to U.S. special forces

Taliban posts propaganda video of Bergdahl's release to U.S. special forces

KABUL, Afghanistan, June 4 (UPI) --The Taliban has released a video showing the handoff of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to U.S. Special Forces with the farewell message, "Don't come back to Afghanistan."
Aileen Graef
Chuck Hagel orders 90-day review of military health system

Chuck Hagel orders 90-day review of military health system

WASHINGTON, May 28 (UPI) --Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel ordered a review of the military health system Tuesday in response to the expanding VA scandal.
Aileen Graef

U.S. returning non-essential military sites in Europe to host nations

WASHINGTON, May 23 (UPI) --The U.S. military plans to return 21 non-essential properties in Europe to host nations, including a golf course and a skeet shooting range.
Richard Tomkins
Defense Secretary Hagel heads to Jeddah for GCC defense conference

Defense Secretary Hagel heads to Jeddah for GCC defense conference

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, May 13 (UPI) --U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is in Saudi Arabia for the U.S.-Gulf Cooperation Council Strategic Defense Dialogue.
JC Finley
Nigeria knew of Boko Haram abduction plans, says Amnesty International

Nigeria knew of Boko Haram abduction plans, says Amnesty International

LONDON, May 9 (UPI) --The Nigerian military was aware of Boko Haram's plans to abduct boarding school students, the human rights group Amnesty International claimed Friday.
Ed Adamczyk
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