WASHINGTON - The White House is considering at least two troop withdrawal options as it weighs a new Iraq strategy - one that would preserve President Barack Obama's campaign pledge to get all combat brigades out within 16 months and a second that would stretch it to 23 months, two officials said Friday.
A third, in-between option of 19 months is also being weighed, according to the officials, neither of whom would discuss the sensitive topic without being granted anonymity. One of the officials said the main focus appears to be on the 16-month and 23-month options; 23 months would run ...
BLAINE, Wash. - Iraq War resistor Cliff Cornell, who fled to Canada, is returning to Fort Stewart, Ga., to face a charge of being absent without leave.
His lawyer, James Branum in Lawton, Okla., said Friday that Cornell would turn himself in Tuesday at the Army base near Savannah.
FORT STEWART (Feb. 6, 2009) -- With their recent return from Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Soldiers in the 4th Brigade Combat Team are set to begin implementing big changes within the next few months.
The Vanguard Brigade is slated to begin the process of transforming from a heavy brigade combat team to an infantry brigade combat team after the brigade's official change of command ceremony set for March 19.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2009 - Iraq's government and its security forces deserve praise for overseeing the successful and mostly violence-free provincial elections that were held countrywide Jan. 31, a senior U.S. military officer posted in Iraq said today.
"First and foremost, I'd like to congratulate the government of Iraq for a successful, legitimate and credible election," Army Lt. Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, commander of Multinational Corps Iraq, told reporters during a Baghdad news conference.
Some 800-900 National Guard soldiers from the Coastal Empire will head to Fort Polk, La., this weekend as the 48th Infantry Brigade prepares for a 10-month deployment to Afghanistan sometime in mid-2009.
"Grab the charging handle," an Army test qualifier said to a soldier holding an M-249 machine gun. "Complete the five-point safety check.
Paladins from 1st Battalion, 41st Field Artillery, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team fire off artillery rounds into the impact training area on Fort Stewart. The live fire exercise is the first since 1st HBCT Soldier came back from Iraq last April.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 29, 2009 - The Army is committed to finding out why more soldiers committed suicide in 2008 than ever recorded, Army officials told reporters during a media roundtable today at the Pentagon.
WASHINGTON - Stressed by war and long overseas tours, U.S. soldiers killed themselves last year at the highest rate on record, the toll rising for a fourth straight year and even surpassing the suicide rate among comparable civilians.
Army leaders said they were doing everything they could think of to curb the deaths and appealed for more mental health professionals to join and help out.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2009 - The status-of-forces agreement between the United States and Iraq is a "watershed" in the Middle East, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates told the House Armed Services Committee today.
WASHINGTON - Two senators said Tuesday the Army hasn't acted fast enough to fix electrical problems in Iraq that led to the electrocutions of U.S. troops.
Democratic Sens. Bob Casey from Pennsylvania and Byron Dorgan from North Dakota also said that Houston-based contractor KBR Inc. should be punished in some manner for allowing improper grounding of electrical wires in facilities it was maintaining.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 26, 2009 - As U.S. forces become more engaged with the enemy in Afghanistan, there may well be a rise in American casualties, Vice President Joe Biden said yesterday.
In an interview on CBS' "Face the Nation," Biden described the security conditions in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq -- a trio of countries he recently visited -- and President Barack Obama's decision to close the U.S. detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2009 - Among the military options being considered by President Barack Obama involves a plan to remove most U.S. troops from Iraq within 16 months, the Defense Department's top civilian and military officials said here today.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2009 - President Barack Obama today called for the closing of the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, within one year.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21, 2009 - As President Barack Obama and the first family began moving into the presidential residence here yesterday, the administration unpacked a new presidential agenda on the White House's official Web site.
The Patton Veterans Project initiative "I Was There" Films will have a free, therapeutic video workshop for active-duty and retired service men and women dealing ...
The Patton Veterans Project initiative "I Was There" Films will have a free, therapeutic filmmaking workshop for active-duty and retired service men and women dealing ...
Alvin J. Schmitt worked behind the scenes during the wars in Korea and Vietnam and later, Operation Desert Storm.
Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in the May 1 print edition. U.S. Air ...
FORT BELVOIR, Va. - Staff Sgt. Thalamus Lewis did not know what hit him, but it was close. Too close.
Col. Patrick Ahearne, the commander of Winn Army Community Hospital on Fort Stewart, has been suspended from command, according to a news release from Terry ...
More than 100 Vietnam War veterans will receive certificates of honor this week to recognize their service during the war.
GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Soldiers from 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division started drawing tanks and Bradleys from the European Activity Set at sites in ...
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