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  • Panetta bites hand that fed him

    Four of the best years of my life were spent working for California's Jerry Brown, during his first turn as governor. Among my most vivid memories of those days were private sessions, usually late at night, where a few of us staffers would engage with the...
  • Islamic State claims downing Iraqi military helicopter

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State claimed that it shot down an Iraqi army helicopter in northern Iraq, the SITE monitoring group reported early on Thursday. The helicopter crashed on Wednesday in Salahuddin province north of Baghdad near the Baiji oil...
  • Carl Leubsdorf: Panetta, critical of Obama in book, is largely correct

    Former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta's contention in his memoirs that President Barack Obama's insistence on total U.S. troop withdrawal from Iraq facilitated the region's terrorist resurgence and that his Syria policy reflected "hesitation and half...
  • Special Report: How Syria policy stalled under the 'analyst in chief'

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Throughout 2012, as signs mounted that militants in Syria were growing stronger, the debate in the White House followed a pattern. In meeting after meeting, as officials from agencies outside the executive residence advocated arming...
  • Fighters from 80-plus countries in Syria may pose threats on return

    As the migration of disaffected young men and women to join the fighting in Syria and Iraq intensifies, so do fears among security services worldwide that their radicalized nationals will bring terrorist plots home with them when the battles are over....
  • Radical chic? Kurds say H&M jumpsuits mimic fighter garb

    Radical chic? Kurds say H&M jumpsuits mimic fighter garb
    It was Tom Wolfe who coined the term "Radical Chic," but clothing powerhouse H&M appears to have taken the concept to heart. The Swedish retail-clothing giant, famous for its low-cost fast-fashion couture, has unintentionally raised the ire of the...
  • White House grapples with limits of air campaign in Iraq and Syria

    As warplanes from the U.S. and the United Arab Emirates pounded Islamic State fighters near the Syrian city of Kobani for a third day, the U.S.-led military campaign began running up against the limits of what air power can accomplish. "Airstrikes alone...
  • U.S. and allies carry out more airstrikes near Kobani, Syria

    U.S. and Arab allies again pounded Islamic State strongholds near Kobani, a Syrian border city on the brink of falling to the militants. Warplanes from the U.S. and United Arab Emirates carried out six strikes Tuesday and early Wednesday near the...
  • Are Iraq's renowned peshmerga fighters any match for Islamic State?

    Are Iraq's renowned <i>peshmerga</i> fighters any match for Islamic State?
    Though a coalition of Western countries is training Kurdish forces in northern Iraq to more effectively fight Islamic State militants, Kurdish commanders and officers say the effort is moving slowly and not keeping up with the military strength and...
  • Iraq was lost by Obama [Letter]

    Iraq was lost by Obama [Letter]
    As a 93-year-old retired educator who also had spent eight years as a U.S. Naval Officer on active duty (five during World War II in the Pacific and more than two aboard the USS Enterprise) and later was recalled for three more years during the Korean...
  • Islamic State fighters renew assault on Syrian city; 21 dead in Turkey

    Islamic State fighters renew assault on Syrian city; 21 dead in Turkey
    Islamic State fighters launched a renewed assault on the Syrian city of Kobani on Wednesday night, and at least 21 people were killed in riots in neighbouring Turkey where Kurds rose up against the government for doing nothing to protect their kin....