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  • Iraqi forces prepare to try to break insurgent siege of Baiji refinery

    Iraqi military forces reached the center of the northern city of Baiji on Sunday to try to break an Islamic State siege of the country's biggest refinery nearby, according to an army colonel and a witness. Islamic State insurgents seized Baiji and...
  • Pentagon to double U.S. force in Iraq to help fight Islamic State

    The Pentagon will send up to 1,500 additional troops to Iraq, more than doubling the size of the U.S. force assisting Iraqi and Kurdish troops battling Islamic State militants, the White House said Friday. For the first time since U.S. troops returned...
  • Republican control of Congress could mean more military spending

    With Republican majorities now assured in both houses of Congress, Pentagon spending is likely to grow to cope with national security threats around the globe. The White House announced Friday that it would request $5.6 billion in additional funds...
  • Marines mark 10th anniversary of fight for Fallouja

    Marines mark 10th anniversary of fight for Fallouja
    Jim Simpson's son, Marine Lance Cpl. Abraham Simpson, was killed on the third day of the 46-day fight for control of Fallouja, Iraq, in 2004. "My son was a devout Christian," Simpson said after an emotional ceremony Friday attended by hundreds of...
  • 10 things you might not know about victory speeches

    10 things you might not know about victory speeches
    When Republican Bruce Rauner claimed victory Tuesday in a bitter race for governor, his speech set off a whole new wave of controversy. He told supporters he had called Democratic legislative leaders Michael Madigan and John Cullerton, "and I said to...
  • 1,500 More U.S. Troops To Be Deployed To Iraq

    WASHINGTON — The Pentagon will send up to 1,500 additional troops to Iraq, more than doubling the size of the U.S. force assisting Iraqi and Kurdish troops battling Islamic State militants, the White House announced Friday. For the first time since...
  • Obama authorizes 1,500 additional U.S. troops for deployment to Iraq

    Obama authorizes 1,500 additional U.S. troops for deployment to Iraq
    President Obama has approved sending up to 1,500 more troops to Iraq, roughly doubling the number of U.S. forces on the ground helping Iraqi and Kurdish forces battle the militant group Islamic State, U.S. officials said on Friday. Obama's decision...
  • Obama told Congressional leaders he will act on immigration, setting up possible showdown

    Republican victors of Tuesday's U.S. congressional elections broke bread with Democratic President Barack Obama on Friday. On the menu besides sea bass: whether the two sides can put aside differences and agree on some legislation in the two years to...
  • US to send more troops to Iraq

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama moved Friday to escalate the U.S. military role in Iraq against the Islamic State, deciding to more than double the number of American troops and sending some to Iraq's most restive provinces. The Obama administration...
  • Peshmergas blunt, don't break, Islamic State siege of Syria's Kobani

    Peshmergas blunt, don't break, Islamic State siege of Syria's Kobani
    Iraqi Kurdish forces have blunted, but not broken, the siege of the Syrian border town of Kobani, a week after arriving to great fanfare with heavy weapons and fighters in a bid to save it from Islamic State. Kobani has become a test of the U.S.-led...
  • Chest-thumping patriotic videos get Iraqis pumped

    The seller's fingers dance across the stacks of discs crowding his table, his words racing as he foists one DVD after another on a customer. "You should see this one, and definitely take this one," he says. "Oh, and I just got this one today. Brand new....