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  • Program to train Iraq troops lacks recruits, U.S. says

    Program to train Iraq troops lacks recruits, U.S. says
    A U.S.-led military training program in Iraq has turned out only 7,000 Iraqi soldiers since last year, far short of the 24,000 that the Pentagon envisioned training by this fall, senior U.S. officials acknowledged Wednesday, the latest sign of trouble...
  • Today in History

    Today is Thursday, June 18, the 169th day of 2015. There are 196 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 18, 1815, Napoleon Bonaparte met his Waterloo as British and Prussian troops defeated the French in Belgium. On this date:...
  • Marine convicted of murder in 2006 killing of Iraqi man

    Marine convicted of murder in 2006 killing of Iraqi man
    A Marine sergeant, on trial for the second time in the killing of an unarmed Iraqi man in 2006, was convicted Wednesday of unpremeditated murder in what has become one of the most legally and politically complex courts-martial stemming from the Iraq war....
  • House rejects bid to force troop withdrawal in Iraq, Syria

    The House on Wednesday refused to order the withdrawal of U.S. forces deployed to fight Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria by the end of the year. The measure was defeated, 288-139. It would have directed that troops be withdrawn within 30 days of...
  • Marine guilty of murder in retrial for 2006 civilian killing

    A Marine sergeant was convicted Wednesday of murdering an Iraqi civilian in 2006, the second time a military jury has returned a guilty verdict in what has become one of the most complicated and long-running criminal cases from the Iraq War. The jury...
  • Dempsey doubts need for deep US role in Iraq, urges patience

    In the homestretch of a 41-year U.S. Army career shaped by war and the scars of war, Gen. Martin Dempsey sounds unconvinced that Iraq has found its path to lasting victory over the Islamic State group. But neither does the top military adviser to...
  • Teen may have been Britain's youngest suicide bomber

    Teen may have been Britain's youngest suicide bomber
    A teenager from northern England is believed to have become Britain’s youngest suicide bomber after falling victim to what was described as “deliberate and calculated grooming” by Islamic State militants. Talha Asmal, 17, reportedly...
  • Kurdish forces close in on Syrian border town held by Islamic State

    Kurdish forces close in on Syrian border town held by Islamic State
    Kurdish fighters closed in Sunday on the Islamic State-controlled border town of Tal Abyad in northern Syria, cutting roads and supply lines that lead to the extremists’ de facto capital in the Syrian city of Raqqa. The advance follows a...
  • Police dogs, Sanders and abortion delay: Letters

    Police dogs, Sanders and abortion delay: Letters
    Defending police dogs The incident described in the article "Orlando police dog mangled arm of 12-year-old burglary suspect" in Saturday's Sentinel demonstrates a lack of parental control and guidance. What is a 12-year-old boy doing out at 10:30 at...
  • We need to abandon the idea of a single, unified Iraq

    To the editor: Why is the obvious ignored? There are three partially effective forces on the ground in Iraq fighting Islamic State: the Kurdish peshmerga, which will fight Islamic State in the Kurdish areas of Iraq; the Sunni Muslim tribal militias,...
  • What Obama gets right in the fight with Islamic State

    What Obama gets right in the fight with Islamic State
    President Obama insists that he has no plans to deploy U.S. combat forces in Iraq, even as he has promised to "degrade and eventually destroy" Islamic State. The White House sees no contradiction between these two commitments, but Americans are...