Retired U.S. General John Allen

White House: Allen’s NATO nomination to go ahead

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Wednesday it will go ahead with Gen. John Allen’s nomination to become commander of NATO forces in Europe, following his exoneration in a Pentagon investigation.


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Syria denounces NATO move to deploy anti-missile system

BEIRUT (AP) – Syria is voicing anger over NATO’s move to deploy a Patriot missile defense system along Turkey’s border with Syria.


NATO agrees to deploy anti-missile systems in Turkey

BRUSSELS (AP) – NATO members have agreed to deploy Patriot anti-missile systems near Turkey’s southern border.

The systems will boost Turkey’s defenses against the threat of cross-border attacks from Syria.


General caught up in Petraeus scandal

WASHINGTON (AP) – The nomination of Gen. John Allen to become commander of NATO forces in Europe is now on hold, as he’s being investigated in the scandal involving ex-CIA Director David Petraeus and a […]


US sends forces to Jordan in case of Syrian escalation

BRUSSELS (AP) – Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says the United States has sent troops to the Jordan-Syria border to help build a headquarters in Jordan and bolster that country’s military capabilities in the event that […]


UN strongly condemns Syrian shelling of Turkey

The U.N. Security Council has condemned “in the strongest terms” Syria’s shelling of a Turkish town that killed five women and children. A council press statement late Thursday said “this incident highlighted the grave impact […]


Afghan officials: Bomber kills 14 including 3 US troops

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – Officials in Afghanistan say three U.S. troops and their Afghan translator are among at least 14 people killed by a suicide bomber on a motorcycle today. They say the bomber rammed […]


As US troop "surge" ends, setbacks are piling up

WASHINGTON (AP) – Just as the last U.S. “surge” troops leave Afghanistan, trouble is breaking out in several key areas. Those problem areas are at the core of the strategy for winding down the U.S. […]


Afghans fear what will happen when troops leave

(AP) – Asadullah Ramin has lost all hope in his homeland – he’s so worried about what will happen when U.S. and international troops leave that he’s ready to pay a smuggler to whisk his […]


Remains of 5 soldiers returning to Dover AFB

(AP) – The remains of five American soldiers killed in Afghanistan will be returned to Dover Air Force Base. Pentagon officials identified the six as: Staff Sgt. Ricardo Seija of Tampa, Fla.; Spc. Cameron J. […]