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US may send additional troops to Afghanistan next year

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The US military likely will keep a slightly larger force in Afghanistan in 2015 than first planned and American troops will have authority to come to the aid of Afghan forces if necessary, officials said Tuesday.   The United States may have to deploy hundreds of additional forces in coming months, beyond the 9,800-strong contingent […]

Posted: November 26th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Obama orders 350 more US troops to Baghdad—White House


President Barack Obama on Tuesday ordered another 350 US troops to Baghdad to protect American diplomatic facilities and staff there, the White House said.

“The president authorized the Department of Defense to fulfill a Department of State request for approximately 350 additional US military personnel to protect our diplomatic facilities and personnel in Baghdad, Iraq,” a statement said.

Posted: September 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Olongapo pupils cheer PH, US troops in Carat

PUPILS welcomed the US Marines and sailors with cheers. They also took pictures and asked for  autographs of their visitors. ALlAN MACATUNO/ INQUIRER CENTRAL LUZON

Grade school pupils from Sta. Rita Elementary School here on Friday sang, danced, and played games with Filipino and American soldiers involved in this year’s Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (Carat).

Posted: June 30th, 2014 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Olongapo welcomes US troops’ return

RODOLFO Palo, who tends a woodcraft shop outside the Subic Bay Freeport, a former US naval base, awaits American soldiers to buy his products. RANDY DATU/CONTRIBUTOR

From his woodcraft store just outside the former US naval base in Olongapo City, Rodolfo Palo, 59, eagerly looks forward to arriving American soldiers who will join the annual military exercise “Balikatan” with their Filipino counterparts.

Posted: May 7th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Senate ready to hold hearings on EDCA

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The head of the Senate committee on defense has expressed readiness to immediately conduct a hearing on the recently signed Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) signed between the United States and the Philippines amid questions being raised against it.

Posted: April 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »