Troop deployments - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Troop deployments US military member killed in Somalia, 1st death since 1993 MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A U.S. service member has been killed in Somalia during an operation against the extremist group al-Shabab — the first U.S. combat death there in more than two decades — as the United States steps up its fight against the al-Qaida-linked organization in a country that remains largely chaos. "We do not believe there has been a cas... Fri, 05 May 2017 21:14:00 GMT 2017-05-05T21:14:00Z Senate sends $1.1T spending bill to Trump WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has delivered to President Donald Trump the first significant legislation of his presidency, a bipartisan $1.1 trillion spending bill that would keep the government running through September — putting off, for now, battles over Trump's U.S.-Mexico border wall and his promised military buildup. The lopsided, 79-18 Senate vote s... Thu, 04 May 2017 18:35:00 GMT 2017-05-04T18:35:00Z Jordan rejects Assad claim it plans to send troops to Syria AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan has rejected as "baseless" claims that it plans to deploy troops in neighboring Syria in coordination with the United States. Syrian President Bashar Assad made the allegation in an interview Friday with the Russian news website Sputnik. Russia is an Assad ally in Syria's six-year-old civil war. Assad told Sp... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 19:10:00 GMT 2017-04-21T19:10:00Z US sends dozens of troops to Somalia, 1st time in decades MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The U.S. military is sending dozens of regular troops to Somalia in the largest such deployment to the Horn of Africa country in roughly two decades. The United States pulled out of Somalia after 1993, when two helicopters were shot down in the capital, Mogadishu, and bodies of Americans were dragged through the streets. Even now, Somalia's fragile ... Fri, 14 Apr 2017 16:50:00 GMT 2017-04-14T16:50:00Z Airlift of forces in Syria shows growing US involvement WASHINGTON (AP) — The deepening U.S. military involvement against Islamic State militants in northern Syria indicates the Pentagon will likely send even more troops in coming weeks. Their mission won't be to fight on the front lines but to bolster Syrian Arab and Kurdish forces in a coming battle for the key city of Raqqa. On Wednesday, the Pentagon discl... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:20:00 GMT 2017-03-23T20:20:00Z 1st units of South Sudan protection force arrive soon: UN JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — The first units of a long-delayed regional protection force for South Sudan will deploy within a few weeks, the U.N. peacekeeping chief said Tuesday. Herve Ladsous spoke during a visit to South Sudan's capital, Juba. "We'll spare no effort to speed up the process," he said. The U.N. Security Council last year ap... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:43:00 GMT 2017-03-21T13:43:00Z N.Korea says it's not afraid of US threat of military strike TOKYO (AP) — North Korea said Monday it is not frightened by U.S. threats of possible pre-emptive military action to halt its nuclear and missile buildup. A spokesman for North Korea's Foreign Ministry slammed U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's recent talk of tougher sanctions, more pressure, and possible military action, and said the North would not be deterred in its ... Mon, 20 Mar 2017 16:38:00 GMT 2017-03-20T16:38:00Z Official: Couple hundred US Marines go into Syria WASHINGTON (AP) — A couple hundred Marines have deployed into Syria with heavy artillery guns, as part of the ongoing preparation for the fight to oust the Islamic State group from its self-declared headquarters of Raqqa, a senior U.S. official said Wednesday. The deployment is temporary. But it is likely an early indication that the White House is leanin... Wed, 08 Mar 2017 23:52:00 GMT 2017-03-08T23:52:00Z Mattis to decide soon on troop levels in Afghanistan ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said he plans to make some decisions soon on whether to recommend an increase in the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan and whether the totals should be based on military requirements rather than pre-set limits. Mattis told reporters traveling with him that he spoke for several hou... Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:49:00 GMT 2017-02-20T00:49:00Z Brazil sends 9,000 soldiers to Rio amid security crisis RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Michel Temer issued a decree on Tuesday to deploy 9,000 soldiers in Rio de Janeiro's metropolitan area until Feb. 22, one week before Carnaval ends. That's almost half the troops used during last year's Olympic Games. The decision partly fulfills Rio de Janeiro Gov. Luiz Fernando Pezao's request to have troops pol... Tue, 14 Feb 2017 15:37:00 GMT 2017-02-14T15:37:00Z Chicago mayor welcomes help, warns against deploying troops CHICAGO (AP) — A day after President Donald Trump declared he was ready to "send in the Feds" if Chicago can't reduce its homicides, Mayor Rahm Emanuel warned against deploying the National Guard, saying it would hurt efforts to restore trust in the police. Trump offered no details on what kind of federal intervention he was suggesting or if it could invo... Thu, 26 Jan 2017 00:02:00 GMT 2017-01-26T00:02:00Z Slovenia, birthplace of Melania Trump, to boost NATO defense LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia, the birthplace of America's next first lady, plans to deploy troops to Latvia, joining NATO efforts to defend the Baltics against a possible Russian threat. The Slovenian government said Thursday it will contribute up to 50 soldiers to a NATO battalion. The government says that NATO's enhanced forwar... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:04:00 GMT 2017-01-19T17:04:00Z Carter tells AP more US troops will not fix Iraq or Syria WASHINGTON (AP) — Sending thousands more American troops into Iraq or Syria in a bid to accelerate the defeat of the Islamic State group would push U.S. allies to the exits, create more anti-U.S. resistance and give up the U.S. military's key advantages, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in an Associated Press interview. Speaking from his Pentagon office ... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:36:00 GMT 2017-01-19T08:36:00Z South Sudan claims mandate has expired for more UN troops KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — South Sudan's government is claiming that the U.N. Security Council mandate to send a new contingent of 4,000 peacekeepers to boost the existing force has expired. Minister of Information Michael Makuei told the Associated Press that Dec. 15th was the expiration date for the deployment of peacekeepers to bolster the existing 12,000 U.N. troops in South... Sun, 15 Jan 2017 16:19:00 GMT 2017-01-15T16:19:00Z US troops enter Poland, 1st deployment at Russia's doorstep WARSAW, Poland (AP) — American soldiers rolled into Poland on Thursday, fulfilling a dream some Poles have had since the fall of communism in 1989 to have U.S. troops on their soil as a deterrent against Russia. Some people waved and held up American flags as U.S. troops in tanks and other vehicles crossed into southwestern Poland from Germany and headed ... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 13:42:00 GMT 2017-01-12T13:42:00Z The Latest: US envoy wants UN monitors in Aleppo quickly BEIRUT (AP) — The latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local): 12:30 a.m. The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says member nations must ensure the urgent deployment of United Nations monitors to former rebel-held areas in eastern Aleppo, citing reports of people dying of exposure overnight waiting for evacuation. ... Mon, 19 Dec 2016 22:28:00 GMT 2016-12-19T22:28:00Z Military deploys across Congo's capital as Kabila stays on KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Military and police deployed across Congo's capital on Monday amid fears of unrest on the last official day of President Joseph Kabila's mandate. He intends to stay on after the midnight deadline, said a presidential adviser, who also advised there is "no possibility" of elections in 2017. At least 41 opposition members and activist... Mon, 19 Dec 2016 20:09:00 GMT 2016-12-19T20:09:00Z West African leaders aim to enforce Gambian election upset ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — West African leaders promised Saturday to enforce the results of a Gambian election that was won by a little-known businessman backed by an opposition coalition but rejected by the country's longtime coup leader. A summit of the Economic Community of West African States ended with all leaders stating they will attend the Jan. 19 inau... Sun, 18 Dec 2016 00:08:00 GMT 2016-12-18T00:08:00Z Adding 200 more troops to Syria, US deepens involvement MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Drawing the U.S. deeper into the Syria conflict, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Saturday he is sending 200 more troops to accelerate the push on the Islamic State's self-declared capital of Raqqa. The 200, to include special operations troops, are in addition to 300 already authorized for the effort to recruit, organize, tra... Sat, 10 Dec 2016 20:31:00 GMT 2016-12-10T20:31:00Z