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ISAF Joint Command in Afghanistan formally ceases ops

ISAF gives way to Resolute Support, the new-look platform for NATO partnership with Kabul.

Pentagon: Hostages shot by terrorists, died as doctors, medics struggled to save them

Special operators were detected as they approached Al Qaeda in the Arabia Peninsula compound.

Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, commander of U.S. Central Command, told reporters Oct. 17, 2014, that Iraq remains the focus of operations for his command and the airstrikes against ISIL in Iraq are having an effect. (DOD photo)

Anti-ISIL strategy working, needs patience, Austin says

Commanding general of U.S. Central Command lays out his view of the campaign against forces of the Islamic State.

Robin Williams with troops gathered at the Camp Liberty Post Exchange in Baghdad during a USO tour, Dec. 14, 2004. (DoD file photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Dan Purcell)

Pentagon reporter recalls his travels with Williams

In Afghanistan, the “clamshell” at Bagram Air Field was a favorite venue for him, and he performed there many times. In 2010, he started the show with “I love what you’ve done with the place.”

National Policemen assigned to 8th National Police Brigade, 2nd NP Division and Paratroopers assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Multi-National Division-Baghdad look down a street in the city of of Sumer Al-Ghadier, located in the 9 Nissan district of eastern Baghdad during the 2009 Operation Asfah Ramlyah. (U.S. Army photo)

Pentagon: U.S. continues to help Iraq in face of extremist threat

DoD pushes back on narrative that they have done nothing to help Iraq.

Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey

Dempsey: America sent troops because it wants a stable Iraq

Dempsey said American forces will match the troop commitment to the threat.

Armed drones return to Iraqi skies

Armed drones return to Iraqi skies

The armed drones, piloted outside the country, fly 30 to 40 missions over Iraq daily.

DOD report: China building worldwide military force

DOD report: China building worldwide military force

The People’s Liberation Army will continue to grow until 2049, the Pentagon report said.

Air Force addressing systemic problems in ICBM Force

Air Force addressing systemic problems in ICBM Force

Lapses threaten the Air Force side of the nuclear triad.

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, missing in action

Pentagon pledges to continue search for Bergdahl

Soldier still missing.