| Sep 18, 2013
To strike Syria or not — for Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita), that wasn't exactly the question. In the Wall Street Journal, he said he couldn't even consider U.S. military intervention unless the military budget was liberated from the...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 10:41 AM
PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- A two-star major general with the Pakistani army and two subordinate officers were killed Sunday by a roadside bomb in the volatile Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province near the border with Afghanistan, officials said.
Maj. Gen. Sanaullah...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 12:21 PM
A U.S. Army soldier from Fontana has died of wounds suffered in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense announced Saturday.
Staff Sgt. Robert E. Thomas Jr., 24, died Friday at Brooke Army Medical Center at Ft. Sam Houston in Texas of wounds suffered...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 11:11 PM
KABUL, Afghanistan — Militants carried out a brazen attack on the U.S. Consulate in the western Afghan city of Herat early Friday, killing two policemen and injuring dozens of other people, including civilians, according to local officials.
| Jun 28, 2013
| 2:05 PM
For military personnel sent to war zones, seeing killing, maiming or dead bodies dramatically increases the risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder and depression. But researchers studying service members deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq have...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 1:41 PM
If you’ve heard the sound of artillery fire and explosions in San Clemente or Oceanside, don’t despair. The Marines at Camp Pendleton are just conducting annual live-fire training exercises.
The 11th Marine regiment began its training on...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 1:28 PM
WASHINGTON — President Obama on Monday awarded Army Staff Sgt. Ty Carter the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military citation, making him the fifth living veteran of the Afghanistan or Iraq conflicts to be awarded the medal for acts of...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 3:06 PM
As many people who knew him suspected, the fiery death of the young journalist Michael Hastings in a single car crash was the result of tragic circumstances, not a government plot to get rid of an inconvenient truth teller.
As my colleagues Andrew...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 12:32 PM
As Americans pack their bags and hoist their backpacks for an end-of-summer foreign adventure, a U.S. government travel alert is urging them to be vigilant amid indications that Islamic militants are plotting terrorist strikes.
The State Department's...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 12:31 PM
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – Afghan President Hamid Karzai met Monday with Pakistan’s prime minister and won a pledge of support for carrying out a joint campaign against militancy, jump-starting peace talks with the Taliban and improving economic...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 5:13 PM
A soldier from Santa Maria in Santa Barbara County has been killed in combat in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense announced Sunday.
Spec. Kenneth Clifford Alvarez was killed Friday in Haft Asiab when his unit was attacked with an improvised...