Stories tagged: combat
Tue., Jan. 2, 2018, 9:12 a.m.
U.S. soldier killed in combat in Afghanistan
The U.S. military says an American soldier has been killed fighting in eastern Afghanistan.
Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 10:14 a.m.
Pentagon to study Trump’s ban on transgender personnel in military
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis says the Pentagon won’t change its policy of allowing transgender people to serve in the U.S. military until he receives recommendations from a panel that …
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 6:44 p.m.
Russia says Aleppo combat suspended, residents say no let-up
Russia said the Syrian army was suspending combat operations in Aleppo late Thursday to allow for the evacuation of civilians from besieged rebel-held neighborhoods, but residents and fighters reported no …
Thu., Nov. 17, 2016, 11:46 a.m.
One month in, Iraq still faces grueling urban combat in Mosul
Layers of hastily erected barricades built from rubble and twisted metal trace Mosul’s eastern frontline where Iraqi forces and Islamic State group fighters are facing off in the dense neighborhoods …
Tue., May 3, 2016, 8:23 a.m.
Navy SEAL killed in combat in Iraq, U.S. officials say
An American serviceman was killed in Iraq by fire from the Islamic State group during an attack on Iraqi Kurdish positions outside the IS-held city of Mosul on Tuesday morning.
Tue., March 8, 2016, 10:11 a.m.
Navy SEALs tell congressman there is a combat rifle shortage
Navy SEAL teams don’t have enough combat rifles to go around, even as these highly trained forces are relied on more than ever to carry out counterterrorism operations and other …
Mon., Jan. 18, 2016, 7 p.m.
Study tracks which part of brain is particularly vulnerable to injury
Using brain scans from dozens of former soldiers, plus similar research in mice, scientists at the University of Washington and the Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System have identified …
Sun., May 24, 2015
Veteran’s long-unmarked grave given a headstone
When Chuck Elmore heard that a black Army veteran had been buried in the 1970s in an unmarked grave at Spokane-Cheney Memorial Gardens, he thought resolving the issue might take …
Wed., Jan. 23, 2013, 12:34 p.m.
AP sources: Panetta opens combat roles to women
WASHINGTON — Senior defense officials say Pentagon chief Leon Panetta is removing the military’s ban on women serving in combat, opening hundreds of thousands of front-line positions and potentially elite …
Thu., Feb. 9, 2012, 7:27 a.m.
Pentagon rules shift on women in combat
WASHINGTON — Pentagon rules are catching up a bit with reality after a decade when women in the U.S. military have served, fought and died on the battlefields of Iraq …
Wed., Feb. 1, 2012, 1:05 p.m.
Panetta: US combat in Afghanistan to end in 2013
ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT — U.S. and other international forces in Afghanistan aim to end their combat role next year and switch to training and advising Afghan forces through …