Officials do not believe the units will be able to seize towns from the Islamic State without the help of U.S. combat troops, which President Obama has ruled out.
The tiny Arab nation is offering itself as a U.S. ally on one hand, supporting Islamists with the other, and vexing neighbors in all directions.
The threat from the Islamic State has led Persian Gulf nations to put aside differences and join the U.S. effort.
The difficulty of battling the Islamic State in Syria will make the fight in Iraq “seem easy,” said a general.
More than half of the 2.6 million service members dispatched to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan say their health is now worse.
Authorities said the gunman was an Iraq war veteran with behavioral and mental health issues.
A nationwide poll of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans reveals the profound and enduring effects of war on 2.6 million who have served.
The Army’s ambitious campaign to transform itself, and forestall personnel cuts, is causing a turf war.
Dispute over cargo planes comes amid larger clash between active duty, Guard over military’s future.
Decision to construct 64,000-square-foot building angered some senior military officials.