WASHINGTON: Female recruits to the US Navy will not have to endure short hair cuts when they start boot camp under an experiment launched by the military's top brass.
KABUL/D.I. KHAN: The United States has handed to Pakistan three prisoners including a senior Taliban militant held in Afghanistan, as Washington rushes to empty its Afghan prison before losing the legal right to detain people there at the end of the year.
WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama on Friday nominated veteran defense expert Ashton Carter as his defense secretary, a job that will require him to tackle messy wars in the Middle East and Afghanistan and try to fend off potentially damaging budget cuts.
WASHINGTON: Turkey has granted the United States access to its air bases for the campaign against the Islamic State group, including a key installation near the Syrian border, a senior US defense official said Sunday.
WASHINGTON: The Obama administration has sent about 130 additional military personnel to Iraq, U.S Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Tuesday, as Washington seeks to help Iraq contain the threat posed by hardline militants from the Islamic State.