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  1. Filipinos burn a mock American flag in front of the U.S. Embassy to condemn the murder of a transgender woman. A Marine was charged with her murder. Getty Images

    Marine's murder charge in the Philippines has international consequences

    The death of a Filipino transgender woman following a bilateral military training exercise made international waves after a U.S. Marine was charged with murder.

    • Oct. 19, 2014
  2. Exercise Sea Breeze in September included ships from Ukraine and NATO allies. The destroyer Ross represented the U.S. in the Black Sea exercise. NATO's maritime boss wants to plan more large-scale exercises. MC2 John Herman / Navy

    NATO seeks more U.S. ships

    NATO's sea boss wants to see more of the U.S. Navy in Europe.

    • Oct. 19, 2014
  3. Two Swedish Navy fast-attack craft patrol on Oct. 19 in the Stockholm Archipelago, Sweden. A Swedish military search for evidence of suspected undersea activity in its waters has entered its third day amid reports of a suspected Russian intrusion. Marko Saavala / AP

    Sweden: 3 credible sightings in submarine search

    The Swedish military said Sunday it had made three credible sightings of foreign undersea activity in its waters during the past few days amid reports of a suspected Russian intrusion in the area.

    • Oct. 19, 2014
  4. Service members and civilians stand at attention July 2 at Naval Station Rota, Spain. Spain agreed to allow the U.S. to use Rota and the air base at Moron de la Frontera to support its efforts to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. MC William Clark / Navy

    Spain gives U.S. go-ahead to use bases against Ebola

    Spain has agreed to allow the U.S. to use two military bases in the southwest of the country to support its efforts to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

    • Oct. 19, 2014
  5. An F-22 Raptor taxis in the Middle East prior to strike operations in Syria on Sept. 23. Concern over possible civilian casualties has limited the airstrikes approved over Iraq and Syria. Tech. Sgt. Russ Scalf / US Air Force

    One month in, mixed reviews on Iraq, Syria airstrikes

    On Sept. 23, the U.S. began airstrikes against militants aligned with the Islamic States (IS) inside Syria, kicking off what President Obama and top military leaders characterizes as a campaign that will last for some time.

    • Oct. 19, 2014
  6. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during an Oct. 18 news conference. Massoud Hossaini / AP

    Turkey would oppose U.S. arms transfers to Kurds

    Turkey would not agree to any U.S.

    • Oct. 19, 2014
  7. President Obama speaks to media during an Oct. 16 meeting with his Ebola response team in the Oval Office of the White House. Jacquelyn Martin / AP

    Obama switches gears, confronting Ebola head on

    President Obama delayed acting on immigration and an attorney general nomination this fall to dodge the politics of the midterm campaign season. But there was one topic he could not push aside — Ebola.

    • Oct. 19, 2014
  8. Iraqi municipal government workers clean up debris following a car bomb explosion in central Baghdad's busy commercial Karradah neighborhood, Iraq, on Saturday. The car bomb exploded after nightfall Friday, near a cafe, killed and wounded tens of people, Iraqi officials said. Khalid Mohammed / AP

    Iraq lawmakers approve interior, defense ministers

    Iraqi lawmakers approved Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's remaining Cabinet nominees on Saturday, including for the critical defense and interior portfolios, completing the formation of a government that will strive to push the Islamic State extremist gro

    • Oct. 18, 2014
  9. This undated image posted on Aug. 27 by the Raqqa Media Center of the Islamic State group, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows a fighter of the Islamic State group waving their flag from inside a captured government fighter jet following the battle for the Tabqa air base, in Raqqa, Syria. The Associated Press

    Report: Former Iraqi pilots train IS fighters on MiGs

    The Islamic State group is test flying, with the help of former Iraqi air force pilots, several fighter jets captured earlier from air bases belonging to the Syrian military, a Syrian activist group said Friday.

    • Oct. 17, 2014
  10. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Tom Frieden testifies Thursday on Capitol Hill in Washington. Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP

    White House rejects calls for Ebola travel ban

    Warning that Americans are losing faith in their government's ability to stop Ebola, Republican lawmakers on Thursday pressed for a ban on travel to the U.S. from the West African outbreak zone.

    • Oct. 17, 2014
  11. In this image shot Thursday from a hilltop in Mursitpinar on the outskirts of Suruc at the Turkey-Syria border, a partial view of Kobani, Syria. Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, and its surrounding areas, has been under assault by extremists of the Islamic State group since mid-September and is being defended by Kurdish fighters. Lefteris Pitarakis / AP

    Kobani key to U.S. strategy against Islamic State

    Dusty and remote, the Syrian city of Kobani has become an unlikely spoil in the war against Islamic State militants — and far more of a strategic prize than the United States wants to admit.

    • Oct. 17, 2014
  12. An image grab taken from an Oct. 10 video allegedly shows Islamic State group fighters firing from an armed vehicle on the outskirts of Kobani, on the Syria-Turkey border. Kurdish fighters are sharing information with the U.S.-led coalition to coordinate strikes against IS militants, a Kurdish official said Friday. AFP via Getty Images

    Kurds sharing intel with U.S. for Syria strikes

    Kurdish fighters are sharing information with the U.S.-led coalition to coordinate strikes against Islamic State militants in the Syrian border town of Kobani, a Kurdish official said Friday.

    • Oct. 17, 2014
  13. Airmen from the 633rd Medical Group from Joint Base Langley-Eustis unload equipment for a 25-bed hospital to aid Liberian health workers infected with Ebola on Oct. 8 near Monrovia, Liberia. Crews from Joint Base Charleston delivered people and supplies to support the Ebola mission in Liberia. John Moore / Getty Images

    Charleston crew returns from Ebola mission: 'I felt very safe,' pilot says

    The C-17 crew headed to the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa earlier this month would only be on the ground for a few hours.

    • Oct. 16, 2014
  14. An MQ-1B Predator from the 414th Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron is shown on the flightline at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, in February 2012. Turkey has reportedly agreed to allow U.S. drone flights from Incirlik. Senior Airman Anthony Sanchelli / Air Force

    Report: Turkey approves U.S. drone flights to monitor Islamic State

    Air Force drones in Turkey have reportedly received the OK to join the fight against the Islamic State.

    • Oct. 16, 2014
  15. Soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division move on to the next line of flatbed railcars after loading and chaining down a line of Bradley Fighting Vehicles for transport to Poland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania as part of the brigade's participation in Atlantic Resolve. Staff Sgt. Keith Anderson/Army

    U.S. soldiers, tanks train in Eastern Europe to show Russia that NATO will hold the line

    The world's attention may be fixed on Ebola and the Islamic State, but U.S. soldiers and armored vehicles are conducting exercises in Eastern Europe to remind Russia that NATO will defend every inch of the alliance's territory.

    • Oct. 16, 2014
  16. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu. AFP

    Russia's defense minister bristles at SecDef Hagel's comment

    Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has criticized a comment by the U.S. defense secretary about Russia's military resurgence.

    • Oct. 16, 2014
  17. Dr. Ben Espinoza is micro-biologist and immunologist.

    Navy scientist helping diagnose Ebola in Africa

    A man from Colorado is on the front lines of the Ebola crisis. He is one of just six Navy research scientists helping diagnose the virus.

    • Oct. 16, 2014
  18. Iran looks at compromise nuke offer

    Iran is considering a U.S. proposal at nuclear talks that would allow it to keep more of its nuclear infrastructure intact while still reducing its ability to make an atomic bomb, two diplomats told The Associated Press on Thursday.

    • Oct. 16, 2014
  19. U.S. Marines and Liberian troops set up a landing zone at the construction site of an Ebola treatment center on October 11 in Tubmanburg, Liberia. John Moore / Getty Images

    U.S. Ebola force continues to build in West Africa

    Before entering the U.S. Embassy in Monrovia to brief soldiers and reporters on the U.S. military response to the Ebola epidemic, Army Maj. Gen. Darryl Williams washed his hands in chlorine bleach and had his temperature taken.

    • Oct. 15, 2014
  20. A Yemeni man is suing the German government for allegedly letting the United States use Ramstein Air Base in Germany for lethal drone strikes. Faisal bin Ali Jaber claims his brother-in-law Salim bin Ahmed Ali Jaber and nephew Waleed were killed in a U.S. drone strike in August 2012. Lucas Jackson / AP

    Yemeni man sues Germany over U.S. drone strikes

    A Yemeni man filed a suit against the German government Wednesday for allegedly letting the United States use an air base in Germany for lethal drone strikes.

    • Oct. 15, 2014
  21. Kurdish people watch smoke billowing from Kobani as they gather Oct. 15 on a hill overlooking the Syrian town. U.S. warplanes hit Islamic State jihadists with 18 bombing raids on Oct. 14 and Oct. 15 near the town to support besieged Kurdish militia there, Central Command said. Aris Messinis / AFP

    U.S.: Hundreds of Islamic State fighters killed in strikes near Kobani

    A barrage of U.S.-led airstrikes in and around the Syrian city of Kobani, including 39 over the past two days, has killed hundreds of Islamic State fighters and has stiffened the city's Kurdish defenders, the Pentagon's spokesman said Wednesday.

    • Oct. 15, 2014
  22. Protesters hold lit candles and display messages to demand justice in the apparent killing of a Filipino transgender Jeffrey 'Jennifer' Laude. Philippine authorities charged Marine Pfc. Joseph Pemberton, a member of 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines, with murder on Wednesday. Pemberton is currently aboard the amphibious assault ship Peleliu. Bullit Marquez / The Associated Press

    U.S. Marine charged with murder in the Philippines

    Philippine police charged a U.S. Marine with murder on Wednesday following the death of a Filipino transgender woman who was found dead in a hotel room in Olongapo City .

    • Oct. 15, 2014
  23. President Obama walks from Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House on Oct. 14 in Washington. Jacquelyn Martin / AP

    Obama cancels campaign trip to focus on Ebola

    President Obama abruptly canceled a planned campaign trip Wednesday and planned to convene his Cabinet at the White House instead, as U.S. officials grappled with the widening Ebola crisis.

    • Oct. 15, 2014
  24. Sailors conduct flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) on Oct. 11 in the Arabian Gulf. MC3 Brian Stephens / Navy

    Joint Staff names campaign against Islamic State 'Operation Inherent Resolve'

    The war against the Islamic State now has a name: 'Operation Inherent Resolve.'

    • Oct. 15, 2014
  25. The Facebook page of Jordan Matson, a former U.S. soldier who now fights with the Kurds against Islamic State militants in Syria. Facebook

    Westerners volunteer to take on the Islamic State

    As hundreds of ex-patriots from America and other Western nations join the Islamic State to fulfill a passion for conflict or jihad, a much smaller number of Westerners are signing up to fight the militant group.

    • Oct. 15, 2014
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