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Up to 15,000 Syrian rebels needed to retake eastern Syria - U.S. military

Sep 26 2014

WASHINGTON A Western-backed opposition force of around 12,000 to 15,000 will be needed to retake areas of eastern Syria controlled by Islamic State militants, the top U.S military officer said on Friday, as the Pentagon outlined the first steps in a U.S.-led training program that could run several years.

Up to 15,000 Syrian rebels needed to retake eastern Syria -U.S. military

Sep 26 2014

WASHINGTON A Western-backed opposition force of around 12,000 to 15,000 will be needed to retake areas of eastern Syria controlled by Islamic State militants, the top U.S military officer said on Friday, as the Pentagon outlined the first steps in a U.S.-led training program that could run several years.

U.S. military struggles to preserve options in Islamic State fight

Sep 21 2014

WASHINGTON As America re-engages with Iraq and deepens its involvement in the region’s web of sectarian conflicts, the Pentagon has made a practical assessment of the brutal job of stabilizing Baghdad: in the future, U.S. forces may be needed on the front lines. | Video

U.S. military struggles to preserve options in Islamic State fight

Sep 21 2014

WASHINGTON As America re-engages with Iraq and deepens its involvement in the region’s web of sectarian conflicts, the Pentagon has made a practical assessment of the brutal job of stabilising Baghdad: in the future, U.S. forces may be needed on the front lines.

U.S. seeks coalition against Islamic State, but military partners no sure bet

Aug 28 2014

WASHINGTON The United States is intensifying its push to build an international campaign against Islamic State jihadist fighters in Iraq and Syria, including recruiting partners for potential joint military action, Obama administration officials said on Wednesday.

U.S. seeks coalition against Islamic State, but military partners no sure bet

Aug 28 2014

WASHINGTON The United States is intensifying its push to build an international campaign against Islamic State jihadist fighters in Iraq and Syria, including recruiting partners for potential joint military action, Obama administration officials said on Wednesday.

U.S. seeks coalition against Islamic State, but military partners no sure bet

Aug 28 2014

WASHINGTON The United States is intensifying its push to build an international campaign against Islamic State jihadist fighters in Iraq and Syria, including recruiting partners for potential joint military action, Obama administration officials said on Wednesday.

U.S. seeks coalition against Islamic State, but military partners no sure bet

Aug 28 2014

WASHINGTON The United States is intensifying its push to build an international campaign against Islamic State jihadist fighters in Iraq and Syria, including recruiting partners for potential joint military action, Obama administration officials said on Wednesday.

U.S. seeks coalition against Islamic State, but military partners no sure bet

Aug 28 2014

WASHINGTON The United States is intensifying its push to build an international campaign against Islamic State jihadist fighters in Iraq and Syria, including recruiting partners for potential joint military action, Obama administration officials said on Wednesday.

U.S. moves prisoners from Afghanistan to Pakistan, Yemen

Aug 27 2014

WASHINGTON The United States has moved 11 new prisoners out of a military prison near the Afghan capital, the Pentagon said on Wednesday, as the Obama administration seeks to shut down a controversial detainee program in Afghanistan ahead of its troop withdrawal.

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