Obama presents Vietnam War veteran with Medal of Honor

Jul 19, 2016

Obama presents Vietnam War veteran with Medal of Honor

President Barack Obama awarded the nation’s highest military honor to a Vietnam War veteran on Monday, noting that the story of retired Lt. Col. Charles Kettles’ bravery nearly 50 years ago serves as great inspiration at a time when Americans could use some. Kettles ...

Turkey reopens Incirlik base to U.S. planes after failed coup

Jul 18, 2016

Turkey reopens Incirlik base to U.S. planes after failed coup

Turkey will reopen its Incirlik air base to U.S. planes, used to attack Islamic State, following an attempted coup, the Pentagon said on Sunday. “After close coordination with our Turkish allies, they have reopened their airspace to military aircraft. As a result, counter-ISIL coalition ...

U.S.-Turkish tensions rise after failed coup attempt

Jul 17, 2016

U.S.-Turkish tensions rise after failed coup attempt

U.S.-Turkish tensions escalated Saturday after a quashed coup in Turkey, as the country’s leader bluntly demanded the extradition of a U.S.-based cleric he accused of orchestrating the violence. Another senior official directly blamed the United States. After strongly supporting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ...

U.S., Russia agree to take 'new steps' toward ending Syrian civil war

Jul 16, 2016

U.S., Russia agree to take 'new steps' toward ending Syrian civil war

The United States and Russia agreed Friday on new steps they said could make a difference in Syria’s relentless civil war, hinting at an improbable military partnership that has been the subject of intense negotiation. Underscoring the extreme fragility of their effort, neither of ...