Pakistan army brass meets amid tensions

2011-09-25 22:33

Pakistan's powerful army chief General Ashfaq Kayani has met with his top commanders in a special meeting to discuss the security situation.

Afghan transition corruption danger

2011-07-31 22:30

The United States' top military officer has warned that some Afghan institutions central to the transition of power from foreign to local forces are corrupt.

US: Gaddafi increasingly isolated

2011-06-02 19:10

US military chief Admiral Mike Mullen says Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is increasingly isolated but that the Nato alliance is prepared for a sustained military campaign.

North Korea shelling tied to succession

2010-11-24 21:14

The US military believes North Korea's artillery attack on a South Korean island is linked to the succession of the reclusive state's leadership.

US Afghan general's job at risk

2010-06-22 23:12

Gen Stanley McChrystal's job appeared in grave jeopardy as an infuriated President summoned him to explain his extraordinary complaints.

No plans for Iran war: US

2010-02-17 23:00

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said her country has no plan for military action against Iran over its nuclear programme.


US troops pensions, benefits may be cut

2011-08-03 07:09

Cuts in health care, retirement and benefits for the military are all potential targets for cuts as America struggles to rein in spending.

US vows to hunt, kill new Qaeda chief

2011-06-16 22:15

The United States will seek to hunt down and kill new al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri just as it did his predecessor Osama bin Laden, the top US military officer says.

Obama: Dempsey for top military post

2011-05-31 12:57

President Barack Obama has chosen US Army General Martin Dempsey, who commanded an armoured division in key battles in Iraq, for the United States' top uniformed military post.

US trying to shield named Afghans

2010-08-01 20:02

The top US military officer says the US is trying to protect Afghans at risk from Taliban retaliation following the publication of secret war documents.

Nuclear Iran can be stopped

2010-04-20 19:04

If diplomacy should fail and Iran were to get a nuclear bomb, the US still would have ways to discourage Tehran from using the weapons.

Afghan US deaths double in 2009

2009-12-27 20:07

A bomb attack killed a US soldier in Afghanistan, doubling the number of American soldiers killed this year compared with 2008.

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