IS will 'soon' pose threat to US - top general

2014-08-25 21:54

The US military's top general believes Islamic State extremists will "soon" pose a threat to America and Europe and that an international coalition will be needed to confront it.

US military budget cuts threaten ops like Syria

2013-09-12 11:14

American warships lie in wait across the eastern Mediterranean Sea ready to strike Syria if ordered, while Pentagon officials insist they'll find the money to fund the operation if needed.

US tout democracy amid Egypt military coup

2013-07-05 09:48

The Obama administration has turned to its top officials to tout democracy and transparency for Egypt, a message that took on a hollow tone as the Egyptian military installed a new leader.

US still has key role in Iraq - Dempsey

2012-08-21 19:46

Top US military officer General Martin Dempsey has landed in Baghdad, insisting that Washington still has an important role to play in Iraq eight months after American troops departed.

Attacking Iran now would be wrong

2012-02-19 16:33

The top US military commander said he believed it would be "premature" to take military action against Iran in response to its nuclear programme.


IS threat 'beyond anything we've seen' - Pentagon

2014-08-22 10:43

The sophistication, wealth and military might of Islamic State militants pose a major threat to the United States that may surpass that from al-Qaeda, US military leaders say.

Syria: It's complicated

2013-09-04 08:45

A Senate committee hearing has shown just how unpredictable a congressional "solution" in Syria could be.

US commander cleared in Petraeus case

2013-01-23 19:46

A Pentagon investigation has cleared General John Allen, the top US commander in Afghanistan, of professional misconduct in exchanging e-mails with a civilian woman linked to a sex scandal.

Dempsey puts his foot in

2012-03-29 19:11

The joint chiefs chair says he 'misspoke' on defence cuts hurting global influence, meaning rather options.

US general worried about future of Iraq

2011-11-15 22:35

The US military's top officer, General Martin Dempsey, says he is concerned about the future of Iraq after the withdrawal of US forces at the end of the year.

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