The Pentagon is converting an aging warship into a floating base for use by U.S. commandos operating in the Middle East, according to a senior Defense Department official.
A congressional panel investigating claims the Dover Air Force Base Mortuary mishandled the remains of hundreds of fallen U.S. military personnel will meet for the first time Tuesday.
The August downing of a Chinook helicopter in Afghanistan that killed 38 people, including 17 U.S. Navy SEALs, was caused by a rocket-propelled grenade, fired by insurgents, that struck the aircraft's aft rotor blade, the U.S. Central Command officially confirmed on Wednesday.
Iran plans to prosecute 26 current and former American officials, an Iranian lawmaker said Sunday, potentially escalating a tit-for-tat dispute between the two countries.
A U.S. soldier captured in Afghanistan in 2009 has received his second promotion while in captivity, U.S. Central Command announced Friday.
Somali pirates hijacked a yacht with four Americans onboard in the Indian Ocean, U.S. military officials said Saturday.
The Tampa woman is hospitalized and charged with two counts of murder
A British aid worker who died during a failed rescue attempt in Afghanistan was killed by a U.S. grenade, British Foreign Secretary William Hague said Thursday.
Military bases in Iraq and Afghanistan continue to use waste methods that expose troops to potentially toxic emissions without fully understanding the effects, according to a new government audit obtained by CNN.
An infected flash drive put in a U.S. military laptop in 2008 set off the most significant cyberattack ever against the military and brought a turning point in cyberdefense strategy, a top defense official wrote in an article published Wednesday.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced some far-reaching proposals Monday for restructuring the massive budget at his agency, including getting rid of the U.S. Joint Forces Command.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates announces Gen. James Mattis will replace Gen. David Petraeus as the new CENTCOM commander.
A controversial and leading U.S. general is in line to oversee the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates.
On paper, it appeared to be a winning team for President Obama and his new plan to fix Afghanistan: a celebrated general, a master of counterinsurgency strategy overseeing the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as head of CENTCOM, with his his protege running the war in Afghanistan.
CNN's Dana Bash spoke with Gen. David Petraeus ahead of his upcoming confirmation hearing.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday that he agrees with President Obama's decision to replace Gen. Stanley McChrystal with Gen. David Petraeus as the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan.
June has become the deadliest month of the Afghan war for coalition troops, a grave milestone in the nearly nine-year-old conflict.
It's still unclear whether President Obama had made up his mind before sitting down Wednesday with Gen. Stanley McChrystal, but CNN has learned that during their one-on-one meeting, Obama gave the general a chance to defend himself.
Gen. Stanley McChrystal's resignation as top commander in Afghanistan on Wednesday should be looked at as a learning lesson, a former general said.
Summer temperatures are soaring, and that scratchy dryness in your throat makes you crave a glass of water.
The names of two people who tried Monday to enter MacDill Air Force Base with unauthorized weapons were released by officials Tuesday.
All gates at MacDill Air Force Base in Florida will be open Tuesday after being temporarily closed after a heavily armed man and woman were taken into custody when they tried to enter the facility without authorization, an Air Force spokeswoman said.
The security relationship between the United States and Britain is closer than at any time since World War II, the head of the U.S. Central Command said Wednesday.
Long a star soldier, David Petraeus won wide acclaim for engineering the successful "surge" strategy in Iraq. Now, as head of the U.S. Central Command in Tampa, the 57-year-old Army officer oversees all U.S. armed forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. We asked him what he's learned about leadership.
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.
The U.S. military does not intend to put ground troops in Yemen, a country where al Qaeda operatives have become an increasing threat, Gen. David Petraeus told CNN in an interview to be aired Sunday.
Gen. David Petraeus discusses terrorism and U.S. aid to Yemen with CNN's Christiane Amanpour.
In addition to diplomacy and sanctions, the United States has developed contingency plans in dealing with Iran's nuclear facilities, a top U.S. military commander told CNN's Christiane Amanpour.
Yemeni jets launched an aerial assault Thursday against suspected senior al Qaeda operatives meeting in a remote location, and about 30 militants were killed, according to the Yemen news agency SABA.
There's a constant fear that hangs over some service members deployed to a war zone -- and it's not necessarily the threat from insurgents or roadside bombs.
Security forces raided locations in two Yemeni provinces killing and arresting dozens of suspected terrorists, the state news agency SABA reported Thursday.
Three U.S. Navy SEALs face criminal charges after the alleged mastermind of one of the most notorious crimes against Americans in Iraq accused them of punching him after his capture, the military said Wednesday.
Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S. military commander in the Middle East, has been treated for early stage prostate cancer and says recent screening tests have delivered "very positive" news.
Fierce battles between Yemeni government forces and Shiite Muslim rebels in the country's northwest have displaced tens of thousands of people, creating widespread humanitarian concerns, aid agencies said Thursday.
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. 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.
Gen. David Petraeus, chief of U.S. Central Command, said Friday the maritime shipping industry must do more on its own to stop pirates.
An increase in the number of suicides among military personnel can be traced, in part, to a "stressed and tired force" made vulnerable by multiple deployments, a military leader said Wednesday.
Decades of war and poverty has Afghanistan's children working the streets for basic survival. CNN's Atia Abawi reports.
A classified review of U.S. policy in Afghanistan is likely to judge that the United States is losing ground there, according to a government official involved with preparing the review.
Gen. David Petraeus, head of U.S. Central Command, tells CNN's Barbara Starr what he will say to Barack Obama.
Gen. David Petraeus, newly tasked with responsibility for America's two wars, arrived in Pakistan on Sunday
Gen. David Petraeus took charge Friday of U.S. Central Command, the American military headquarters that focuses on a region of the world that includes Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Parades and speeches mark the transfer of Wasit province from coalition to Iraqi control.
A U.S. military probe has found that an airstrike in western Afghanistan killed at least 33 civilians last month -- in sharp contrast to the five to seven civilian deaths initially reported.
Gen. Ray Odierno on Tuesday took command of U.S. forces in Iraq, marking the end to Gen. David Petraeus' tenure, which saw a reversal in the country's rising violence.
As Gen. David Petraeus, the architect of the U.S. surge policy in Iraq, leaves to
Lt. Gen. Martin Dempsey, the acting commander of U.S. Central Command, spent Wednesday in Beirut, Lebanon, to discuss the security crisis with officials there and assure them that U.S. military aid will continue, a U.S. military official said.
A family in Beirut, Lebanon is pinned down by gunfire as fighting continues in the streets.
The U.S. government has reduced by millions the reward for the capture or killing al Qaeda in Iraq's leader because he's no longer worth the price tag, Pentagon officials said Tuesday.
Army Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, has been chosen to become chief of U.S. Central Command, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Wednesday.
Army Gen. David Petraeus has been chosen to become chief of U.S. Central Command. CNN's Jamie McIntyre reports.
Democrats fear a stay-the-course-in-Iraq signal, but the message to the military is that warfare is changing
One of the Army's most Iraq-savvy generals is taking charge, at least temporarily, of arguably the most important command in the U.S. military
Adm. William Fallon, head of U.S. Central Command, resigns over perceptions about Iran. CNN's Jamie McIntyre reports.
Adm. William Fallon has resigned as chief of U.S. forces in the Middle East and Central Asia after more than a year in the post, citing what he called an inaccurate perception that he is at odds with the Bush administration over Iran.
U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates has dismissed as "ridiculous" any suggestion that the resignation of America's military chief in the Middle East signals the United States is planning to go to war with Iran.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates says that Admiral William Fallon, the top U.S. military commander for the Middle East, is resigning
The Lebanese military took control Sunday of a Palestinian refugee camp in northern Lebanon after fighting with Islamist militants who tried to flee, the government announced Sunday.
Lebanese troops seized control of a top Islamist militia leader's home in northern Lebanon on Saturday, Lebanese military officials said.
Iraq isn't engulfed in a civil war, and there are signs of hope outside strife-torn Baghdad, the new leader of U.S. Central Command says.
The U.S. Central Command judge advocate general has authorized the release of the cockpit video from a U.S. fighter jet involved in a friendly fire incident in Iraq nearly four years ago, Pentagon officials told CNN.
The commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East said Wednesday he is optimistic that "we can stabilize Iraq."
A sailor facing espionage and desertion charges has been held at a Norfolk, Virginia, brig since March, the U.S. Navy said Wednesday.
A U.S. naval investigation team has wrapped up its investigation into the murders of 24 Iraqi civilians in Haditha, allegedly at the hands of U.S. Marines, U.S. military officials told CNN.
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff defended Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld from new criticism by former Pentagon brass Tuesday, telling reporters that "nobody works harder than he does."
As U.S. troops moved toward Iraq in 2003, Saddam Hussein received intelligence about their battle strategy and troop movements from a Russian ambassador, according to a Pentagon report.
As American troops moved toward Iraq, Saddam Hussein was receiving information about U.S. battle strategy and troop movements from a Russian ambassador, according to a Pentagon report released Friday.
Four U.S. soldiers have been reprimanded for an incident in Afghanistan in which the bodies of two Islamic fighters were burned and a message taunting the Taliban about the cremations was broadcast, a U.S. Central Command official said.
A Spanish judge issued an international arrest warrant Wednesday for three U.S. soldiers, charging them with murder in the death of Spanish TV cameraman Jose Couso in Baghdad, Iraq.
U.S. Central Command said Saturday that Afghan National Police captured a key Taliban commander in eastern Afghanistan this week.
Little more than a month before the start of the Iraq war, State Department officials said they warned U.S. military planners about possible "serious planning gaps" for the post-war period, according to newly declassified documents obtained by George Washington University.
Uzbekistan is unlikely to allow an independent probe into recent violent events in the central Asian nation, according to media reports.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai said his country wants longer, stronger ties with the United States, including a long-term "strategic security relationship."
The man who exploded a suicide car bomb outside a Doha, Qatar, theater Saturday was an Egyptian national, Qatar Interior Ministry officials said Sunday.
A car bomb exploded at a theater near a British school in the Qatari capital of Doha on Saturday night, killing a British national and wounding 12 others, said the Qatari Interior Ministry.
The deputy commanding general of the U.S. Central Command has said he believes wanted terrorists Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and Osama bin Laden have been trying to communicate with each other, as U.S. and Iraqi troops fight to oust hard-core insurgents in Falluja.
The head of U.S. Central Command has given an upbeat assessment of the situation in Iraq, despite the deaths of 250 Iraqis and 29 U.S. military personnel in the last week.
Abuses photographed at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq represented "deviant behavior and a failure of military leadership and discipline" at the facility, but direct and indirect responsibility for those acts and others elsewhere went higher up the chain of command, an independent panel reported Tuesday.
A new U.S. Army report on questionable practices by the military intelligence brigade at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison will recommend about two dozen personnel face possible disciplinary action, military sources tell CNN.
A U.S. Marine was killed and 14 others were wounded in Afghanistan's Khowst province Thursday when a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crashed, a statement from the U.S. Central Command said.
The U.S. has evidence that some suicide bombers in Iraq may have been forced against their will to carry out attack missions.
Fearing possible terror attacks, the head of U.S. Central Command on Monday has ordered 650 U.S. military dependents to leave Bahrain within days.
Several former presidential diplomatic and military officials have signed a statement condemning the Bush administration's foreign policy, saying that it has harmed national security, one of the document's signers said Sunday.
A U.S. soldier was killed and two others wounded Monday near the southern Afghan city of Kandahar as American troops battled Taliban fighters along the rugged border with Pakistan, a U.S. commander said.
Pentagon officials Wednesday denied alleged eyewitness reports of a U.S. attack on a wedding party in a remote area of western Iraq that killed innocent civilians.
Fallujah has been ravaged by weeks of violence. Now, U.S. Marines are preparing to reposition so Iraqi security troops can take on a larger role in patrolling the city of 200,000.
A videotape showing a uniformed man who identifies himself as a missing U.S. soldier was broadcast on the Arabic-language television network Al-Jazeera.
QUESTION: What's your best prediction on how long U.S. troops will have to be in Iraq? And it sounds like you will have to add some troops. Is that a fair assessment?
Friday marks the one-year anniversary of the fall of Baghdad.
U.S. Marines fought skirmishes with Iraqi fighters Monday in and around the restive city of Fallujah, closing off the city in response to the killing and mutilation of four American security guards last week.
A report released Monday by U.S. Central Command recommends disciplinary action against a U.S. Marine Corps captain who called in airstrikes on his fellow Marines in the deadliest "friendly fire" incident of the Iraq war.
A year after the U.S.-led invasion toppled Saddam Hussein's government in Iraq, items touted as having come from Saddam's palaces have turned up for sale on the auction Web site eBay.
At least 20 people died and dozens of prisoners were set free when insurgents stormed a police station and a civil defense compound at dawn in Fallujah, Saturday, Iraqi sources said.
A weapons cache exploded in southeastern Afghanistan, killing seven U.S. soldiers and wounding three others and an interpreter, U.S. Central Command has said.
U.S. forces say they have confiscated nearly 3,000 pounds of hashish and detained 15 people in the northern Persian Gulf.
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