TROOPS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/TROOPS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) 350 more troops assigned to US Embassy in Baghdad http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58366310-68/troops-baghdad-additional-iraq.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58366310-68/troops-baghdad-additional-iraq.html.csp">350 more troops assigned to US Embassy in Baghdad</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-02T19:29:46.583-06:00">Updated Sep 2, 2014 07:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The U.S. is adding 350 more troops to help protect the American Embassy in Baghdad and its support facilities in the capital, raising the number of U.S. forces in the country to over 1,000, officials said Tuesday. President Barack Obama approved the additional troops for protection of American personnel following a request by the State Department and a review and recommendation by the Defense Department, the White House said in a statement. The buildup of U.S. troops in Baghdad fol...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583663102014-09-02T19:29:46.583-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-02T19:29:46.583-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58366310@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:29:46 MDT Russia calls for cease-fire, but Ukraine vows to fight on http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58362520-68/ukraine-russia-russian-monday.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58362520-68/ukraine-russia-russian-monday.html.csp">Russia calls for cease-fire, but Ukraine vows to fight on</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Karoun Demirjian</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-01T22:07:28.296-06:00">Updated Sep 1, 2014 10:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Moscow • Russian officials pressed Ukraine on Monday to declare a cease-fire with separatists, but Ukrainians say they are locked in a war not just against the rebels but also against Russia - on behalf of Europe. “A great war has come, the likes of which Europe has not seen since the Second World War,” Ukrainian Defense Minister Valeriy Heletey said on his Facebook page Monday, adding that the fight must go on to “show that Ukrainians are not going to give up.” Lost territory, trapped soldiers...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58362520@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 22:07:28 MDT Syrian rebels, government clash in Golan Heights http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58361199-68/troops-group-syria-syrian.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58361199-68/troops-group-syria-syrian.html.csp">Syrian rebels, government clash in Golan Heights</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By RYAN LUCAS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-01T11:37:06.252-06:00">Updated Sep 1, 2014 11:37AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Beirut • Syrian rebels clashed with government troops on Monday in the Golan Heights, where al-Qaida-linked insurgents abducted U.N. peacekeepers last week, activists said. The fighting was focused around the town of Hamidiyeh in Quneitra province near the disputed frontier with Israel, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The Observatory said there were casualties on both sides but did not have exact figures. Syria’s state news agency said the military killed “man...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58361199@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:37:06 MDT Putin urges release of Ukrainian soldiers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58353183-68/putin-troops-ukrainian-ukraine.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58353183-68/putin-troops-ukrainian-ukraine.html.csp">Putin urges release of Ukrainian soldiers</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By NATALIYA VASILYEVA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-29T19:53:18.538-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 07:53PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Moscow • Russia’s President Vladimir Putin on Friday called on pro-Russian separatists to release Ukrainian soldiers who have been surrounded by the rebels in eastern Ukraine. Putin’s statement came several hours after Ukraine accused Russia of entering its territory with tanks, artillery and troops, and Western powers accused Moscow of lying about its role and dangerously escalating the conflict. NATO said at least 1,000 Russian troops are in Ukraine and later released what it said were satell...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583531832014-08-29T19:53:18.538-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-29T19:53:18.538-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58353183@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19:53:18 MDT Ukraine accuses Russia of sending in tanks, armor http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58347314-68/ukraine-russia-russian-troops.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58347314-68/ukraine-russia-russian-troops.html.csp">Ukraine accuses Russia of sending in tanks, armor</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DALTON BENNETT </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and RAF CASERT</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T19:29:27.706-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 07:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Novoazovsk, Ukraine • Ukraine accused Russia on Thursday of entering its territory with tanks, artillery and troops, and Western powers said Moscow had “outright lied” about its role and dangerously escalated the conflict. Russia dismissed the allegations, describing the fighters there as “Russian volunteers.” The Kremlin has repeatedly denied arming and supporting the separatists who have been fighting Ukrainian troops for four months in the gravest crisis between Russia and the West since the...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583473142014-08-28T19:29:27.706-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-28T19:29:27.706-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58347314@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:29:27 MDT U.S. plan would allow troops in Afghanistan past end of year http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58336218-68/agreement-dempsey-security-afghanistan.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58336218-68/agreement-dempsey-security-afghanistan.html.csp">U.S. plan would allow troops in Afghanistan past end of year</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By LOLITA C. BALDOR</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-25T21:38:02.903-06:00">Updated Aug 25, 2014 09:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kabul, Afghanistan • The Pentagon has developed plans that would allow American forces to remain in Afghanistan beyond the end of the year if the contested presidential election drags on and a security agreement isn’t signed soon, the top U.S. military officer said Monday. Shortly before landing in Kabul for a visit, Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff, told reporters accompanying him on the trip that under optimal circumstances the U.S. would need about 120 days to pull a...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583362182014-08-25T21:38:02.903-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-25T21:38:02.903-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58336218@www.sltrib.com Mon, 25 Aug 2014 21:38:02 MDT Washington Post: Doubling down on failure http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58325658-82/political-obama-troops-afghanistan.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58325658-82/political-obama-troops-afghanistan.html.csp">Washington Post: Doubling down on failure</a></h4>