The U.S. Air Force announced Wednesday a "restructuring" in its civilian workforce that will mean a net reduction of thousands of civilian jobs.
More than 1,000 American troops have now been killed in Afghanistan, according to CNN calculations.
Ten people were injured after a Marine aircraft blew tree branches and debris into a crowd during a Memorial Day event.
The wind blast from a Marine Corps tilt-rotor aircraft performing a Memorial Day demonstration Monday caused tree limbs to fall, leaving 10 people injured.
A blue-eyed Eagle Scout from Iowa and an athletic daredevil from Massachusetts hold a place in history that no one wanted for them.
The reality stars are already proud owners of four other pups
âIt was one of the best days of our lives,â the pair says of their trip to the Marine Corps base
A U.S. Army officer who was honored for valor after his combat outpost in Afghanistan was attacked has also received a letter of reprimand for failing to secure the base before the attack, according to Army officials. Such a letter normally would prevent career advancement.
The NATO operation aimed at tackling a Taliban stronghold in southern Afghanistan is making progress, officials say.
CNN exclusive video of the fighting as U.S. Marines launch the largest offensive of the war in Marjah, Afghanistan.
A "vicious" roadside bomb blast struck a convoy in northwestern Pakistan, killing at least seven people Wednesday, including three American troops training the country's security forces.
A manufacturer that has been inscribing Bible references on rifle sights used by U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan announced Thursday that it will stop putting scripture references on products the U.S. military uses.
A British journalist was killed and a second wounded in Afghanistan when the vehicle in which they were traveling struck an improvised explosive device, the Ministry of Defence said Sunday.
On a base accustomed to deploying Marines into some of the most hostile war zones, you would expect some hesitancy when units from here were asked to surge into some of the worst fighting since the start of the war in Afghanistan.
President Obama met with his top officials in Afghanistan on Monday to reiterate what is needed for the success of the troop surge he ordered, while the Pentagon announced the first U.S. forces in the surge will deploy later this month.
CNN's Barbara Starr reports on the security situation in Afghanistan.
U.S. and allied troops have seized nine weapons caches, killed about a dozen militants and captured several others since an offensive began last week in southern Afghanistan, the U.S. Marines said Monday.
Afghan security in hands of local fighters? CNN's Chris Lawrence reports on why U.S. military leaders like the idea.
More than 1,000 troops have started a big push against insurgents in a militant stronghold of southern Afghanistan, the U.S. Marines said Friday.
President Obama's timetable for winding down the war in Afghanistan may be too short for the United States to achieve its war aims but too long to hold American public support, observers said Tuesday.
President Obama got some political cover Sunday for his upcoming announcement on sending more troops to Afghanistan.
Turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie, along with a visit by the commanding general in Iraq and a phone call from President Obama, were some of the ways the White House and Pentagon helped U.S. troops overseas celebrate Thanksgiving.
The U.S. commander in Iraq says morale among troops in Iraq is good as they celebrate Thanksgiving.
Semper fidelis, the U.S. Marine Corps motto, means "always faithful" in Latin. As a young grunt serving at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Duane Draughon learned to remain loyal to the mission -- "whatever the cost," he says.
The first shipment of H1N1 vaccine set aside for U.S. troops deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan arrived late Tuesday, but it contains only half the amount requested.
Rescuers were still searching Saturday for nine people missing in the Pacific off the southern California coast after a Coast Guard C-130 plane and a Marine AH-1 Cobra helicopter collided Thursday night.
A massive search and rescue mission continued late Friday for nine people who may have plunged into chilly Pacific water off the Southern California coast after a Coast Guard plane and a Marine helicopter collided.
President Obama said Thursday that watching the arrival of 18 flag-draped cases containing bodies of Americans killed in Afghanistan was a "sobering reminder" of U.S. sacrifice as he prepares to decide on sending more troops there.
President Obama traveled to Dover Air Force Base to witness the return of bodies from Afghanistan.
Roadside bombs killed eight U.S. servicemembers and an Afghan civilian working with NATO troops in southern Afghanistan.
The U.S. military suffered another day of heavy losses in Afghanistan on Tuesday as roadside bombs killed eight soldiers, two military officials told CNN.
CNN's Anderson Cooper traveled to Afghanistan in September to ride shotgun on one of the most dangerous job in the world.
The most dangerous threat for U.S. troops in Afghanistan has come from roadside bombs -- often referred to as IEDs, short for improvised explosive devices.
The most dangerous threat for U.S. troops in Afghanistan has come from roadside bombs -- often referred to as IEDs, short for improvised explosive devices.
Benjamin Lichtenwalner remembers the first time he cleaned up the grisly remains of a military catastrophe.
When the Army flew home the body of Spc. Stephan Mace from Afghanistan, his mother climbed aboard a small jet with the flag-draped coffin for the last leg of his trip.
Kate Bolduan meets a mother and whole community bringing home a fallen soldier from Afghanistan
There's an air of mystery hanging over President Obama's war council, which meets in secrecy yet again this week to discuss a new strategy for Afghanistan in the highly secure White House Situation Room.
A man who was raised at Camp Lejeune told lawmakers Thursday that he blames contaminated water at the U.S. Marines training base for his breast cancer.
Hundreds of militants attacked American and Afghan troops in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, opening fire on an outpost from multiple locations with rockets, mortars and heavy-caliber machine guns, according to an initial U.S. military report on the battle.
A Taliban attack kills eight U.S. troops in Afghanistan. CNN's Atia Abawi reports
CNN's John King sits down with two senators -- one Democrat and one Republican -- to discuss foreign policy.
There is no immediate danger of Afghanistan falling to the Taliban, National Security Adviser James Jones said Sunday.
Two U.S. Army Special Forces soldiers were killed by a homemade bomb while supporting anti-terror operations on an island in the southern Philippines, Army officials said Thursday.
The U.S. Marine Corps has banned access to social networking Web sites. CNN's Chris Lawrence reports.
For Rick Kelly, the first sign of cancer was a feeling of discomfort in his chest.
A group of men, some of whom defended this country, have developed a very rare disease. CNN's Abbie Boudreau investigates.
The sick men are Marines, or sons of Marines. All 20 of them were based at or lived at Camp Lejeune, the U.S. Marine Corps' training base in North Carolina, between the 1960s and the 1980s.
A vaccine to prevent HIV infection, the virus that leads to AIDS, has shown modest results for the first time, researchers have found, raising hopes that a disease that kills millions every year may someday be beaten.
CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta says the excitement surrounding a new HIV vaccine is justified.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Monday that he backs a recommendation from the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan to boost American troop levels in the embattled Islamic nation.
U.S. Army ground commanders in Afghanistan say they need help, fast. That's not a request for more troops, but a request from commanders who say the current camouflage uniform is not blending well in the diverse countryside.
As support for the war in Afghanistan dips to an all-time low, some leading lawmakers are questioning President Obama's approach to what he calls a "war of necessity."
CNN's Chris Lawrence reports on Baghdad's Green Zone coming under fire amid Vice President Biden's visit.
The highly fortified International Zone in Baghdad came under fire the same day that Vice President Joe Biden paid a surprise visit, an Interior Ministry official told CNN.
Support for the war in Afghanistan is at an all-time low, according to a new national poll.
Watch as three senators -- two Dems and one Republican -- discuss the next steps in the U.S. mission in Afghanistan.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates is expected to approve sending thousands of additional forces to Afghanistan to deal with the growing threat from roadside bombs, Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell said Friday.
The U.S. ambassador to Iraq said Thursday that Iraq is making enough progress to stay on track for withdrawing all American troops by the end of next year.
Roadside bombings in Iraq killed four American troops and seven Iraqis in a flurry of attacks Tuesday corresponding with a Muslim holy month when insurgents regularly step up their fighting.
As someone who often takes a conservative stance on issues, I once again find myself in the curious position of defending President Obama to disillusioned critics within his own liberal base. And once again, I'm glad to do it.
A U.S. military contract that drew fire for creating profiles to rate the output of journalists as well as coverage of the Afghanistan war is being terminated, according to U.S. military officials.
Success is achievable in Afghanistan if the United States revises its strategy there, the top U.S. commander in that country said in a statement issued Monday.
August has become the deadliest month for the U.S. military in Afghanistan since the U.S. invasion after the attacks of September 11, 2001.
Adm. Michael Mullen, the highest-ranking man in the U.S. military, said the situation in Afghanistan is getting worse, as fresh indications emerge that President Obama soon could be asked to commit more American troops.
Deadliest day in Iraq since the US military handed security over to the Iraqi's. CNN's Arwa Damon reports.
They are lined up neatly, but casually, waiting to be outfitted for another trip to the place they call "The Sand Box."
CNN's Ivan Watson is at a polling station in Afghanistan, where the right to vote is taken very seriously.
Americans shouldn't expect to see the 62,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan come home any time soon, no matter who is declared the victor in the country's presidential election.
Kuwaiti security forces arrested six Kuwaitis linked to al Qaeda who planned to attack a U.S. military installation, the country's state-run news agency reported Tuesday.
The U.S. Marine Corps has banned Twitter, Facebook, MySpace and other social media sites from its networks, effective immediately.
A sailor accused of killing another sailor was found dead in his cell in a southern California military jail, officials said Friday.
Iraq is still the center of the U.S. battle against terrorism even as American troops shift their focus toward the nearly eight-year-old war in Afghanistan, the U.S. commander in the region said Friday.
Four U.S. troops were killed in eastern Afghanistan on Monday in what NATO's International Security Assistance Force said was a roadside bombing, according to a senior U.S. official there.
It is possible more U.S. troops could be added in Afghanistan if the new U.S. commander there needs them, but Defense Secretary Robert Gates said he does not expect a significant increase.
In the largest U.S. military operation since Falluja in Iraq, thousands of U.S. Marines recently poured into southern Afghanistan in a bid to turn the war around, win over the Afghan people and push out the Taliban.
A blast outside a local council meeting in northern Iraq wounded seven U.S. troops and a linguist, U.S. military officials said Monday.
The commander of the U.S. Marines conducting a push against the Taliban in southern Afghanistan said Wednesday that more Afghan security forces are needed to do the job.
Insurgents locked in a standoff with U.S. Marines tricked them by dressing up as women to escape, a task force spokesman said Monday.
As Marines mount a new U.S. push to force Taliban fighters from a stronghold in southern Afghanistan, a new military strategy is taking root.
Two separate militant assaults Saturday in the southeastern Afghan province of Paktika led to the deaths of two U.S. soldiers and at least 42 insurgents, military officials said.
Iraqis "want us want us to be engaged with them in helping them realize their potential," said Vice President Joe Biden after leaving Baghdad on Saturday.
CNN's Michael Ware takes a look at how one Army division is celebrating the Fourth of July in Iraq.
U.S. Marines on Friday kept up a major push against entrenched militants in southern Afghanistan in an attempt to rout the Taliban from their stronghold in Helmand province, Marine Capt. William Pelletier said.
The Taliban took a U.S. soldier hostage as CNN's Atia Abawi reports.
A Marine was killed in action and several others wounded Thursday in a major U.S.-led offensive in southern Afghanistan, the Marines said.
CNN.com writer Thom Patterson talks to Naamua Delaney about the story of three brothers serving together in Afghanistan.
Tensions mounted between U.S.-led coalition forces and the Afghan government Monday, as Afghan President Hamid Karzai demanded U.S. troops hand over private security guards suspected of involvement in the killing of a top Kandahar law enforcement official.
Gen. Ray Odierno discusses the importance of American troops pulling out from Iraqi towns and cities.
A national poll suggests that nearly three-quarters of all Americans support the plan to withdraw most U.S. combat troops from Iraqi cities and towns, even though most respondents said they think the troop movements will lead to an increase in violence in that country.
Iraqis welcomed the Tuesday deadline for American troops to leave their towns and cities with a street festival in Baghdad, though fears of renewed violence tempered celebrations of what their government called "National Sovereignty Day."
CNN's Michael Ware looks at the upcoming U.S. withdrawal from Iraqi cities.
Stars and Stripes, the newspaper that receives U.S. military funding to help it cover and get distributed free to American forces in war zones, complained Tuesday of censorship by military authorities in Iraq.
A series of five bombings killed at least 22 people and wounded dozens of others Monday in Baghdad, the Iraqi Interior Ministry said.
CNN's Phil Black goes on patrol with U.S. forces in Mosul, Iraq, as they prepare to withdraw from the city.
The U.S. military's use of airpower in a fight in Afghanistan was "appropriate" but it did kill civilians unintentionally, a U.S. military investigation concluded in a report released Friday.
The U.S. military is responsible for civilian deaths during a firefight with Taliban militia in May in western Afghanistan, the nation's highest ranking military officer said Thursday.
The suicide rate among U.S. Army soldiers jumped in May -- continuing a four-month upward trend and on a record pace for a second straight year, according to Army statistics released Thursday.
CNN's Brian Todd reports on brushback from Christians over the U.S. military burning bibles in Afghanistan.
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