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Kerry Hopes To Work With Russia On Syria, UN Aims To Restart Talks

The United States said on Tuesday it hoped to announce in early August details of planned military cooperation and intelligence sharing with Russia on Syria, and a United Nations envoy said he would also aim to resume peace talks next month.

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U.S. Military Declares 12 Missing Marines Dead

The 12 Marines who went missing after their two CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters apparently crashed off the coast of Hawaii during a nighttime training mission last Thursday evening have officially been declared dead.

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U.S. Military Gets Green Light to Target Islamic State in Afghanistan

The White House has granted the Pentagon legal authority to take offensive action against the Islamic State (ISIS/IS) branch in Afghanistan called Khorasan Province (ISIL-K), reports The Wall Street Journal (WSJ), citing unnamed senior Obama administration officials.

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Report: Retired Gen. David Petraeus May Be Demoted by Pentagon

U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter is considering reprimanding misbehaving generals, including retired Army Gen. David Petraeus, perhaps the most revered commander of his generation for his roles in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, The Daily Beast exclusively reports.

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Unprecedented: Pentagon to Award Military Drone Pilots

The contributions and meritorious service of drone pilots who have been providing direct support for years to troops in and outside the combat zone are to be officially recognized by new awards the Pentagon is expected to create as part of a broad review of the medal award process conducted by the military services, defense officials revealed Wednesday.