World Jan 9, 2015

U.S. scales back service members at Europe bases to save $500 million

The Pentagon on Thursday unveiled sweeping plans to consolidate its forces in Europe, taking thousands of U.S. military and civilian personnel out of bases mostly in the United Kingdom and Portugal, in an effort that will save about $500 million each year. Off-setting some of ...

World Dec 15, 2014

Rebels advance on two government bases in northwestern Syria

Rebels and al-Qaida militants took over at least three government checkpoints Sunday around a pair of military bases in northwestern Syria, activists said. The positions that fell to opposition fighters in heavy fighting are located around the Wadi Deif and Hamidiyeh bases outside the town ...