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  • Soldiers to Iraq? Go slow

    With all the discussion going on about how many troops we should send to Iraq and what they should be doing, has no one realized that the Vietnam War started this way? First there were "advisors," then "support troops," then the Gulf of Tonkin...
  • Disability system for veterans strays far from its official purpose

    Disability system for veterans strays far from its official purpose
    The room fell silent for seven minutes as Illinois Rep. Tammy Duckworth upbraided a government contractor. "Shame on you," the congresswoman scolded Braulio Castillo at an oversight hearing in Washington, D.C., last year, accusing the business owner...
  • Military chief says battle with Islamic State starting to turn

    Military chief says battle with Islamic State starting to turn
    The United States' top military officer told American troops on a surprise visit to Baghdad on Saturday that the momentum in the battle with Islamic State was "starting to turn," but predicted a drawn-out campaign lasting several years. General Martin...
  • Islamic State beheading suspect may have been wounded in air strikes: reports

    Islamic State beheading suspect may have been wounded in air strikes: reports
    Britain said on Saturday it was investigating reports that a man believed to be a British national suspected of carrying out beheadings in videos released by Islamic State had been wounded in a U.S.-led air strike last week. The man, dubbed "Jihadi John"...
  • Reports: ISIS beheading suspect may have been wounded in air strikes

    Reports: ISIS beheading suspect may have been wounded in air strikes
    Britain said on Saturday it was investigating reports that a man believed to be a British national suspected of carrying out beheadings in videos released by Islamic State had been wounded in a U.S.-led air strike last week. The man, dubbed "Jihadi John"...
  • Pentagon considers having U.S. ground troops fight beside Iraqi forces

    Pentagon considers having U.S. ground troops fight beside Iraqi forces
    The Pentagon is considering sending U.S. troops to fight beside Iraqi soldiers as they take on more complex missions in the battle against Islamic State militants, according to Gen. Martin Dempsey, the nation's top military officer. American ground...
  • Pilots based on USS George H.W. Bush return from deployment

    Pilots based on USS George H.W. Bush return from deployment
    Navy Lt. Mike Tremel saw plenty while flying combat missions against the Islamic State, but it didn’t compare to Friday’s scene: a 23-member welcome-home party, and watching his young son walk for the first time. The joyous reunion of...
  • Iraq is a mess and we should get out now

    Iraq is a mess and we should get out now
    As a pacifist, I am unqualified to articulate a military strategy. But I am aware of the potentially disastrous consequences of sending U.S. "advisers" into combat zones ("1,500 more troops to Iraq," Nov. 8). In a major foreign policy disaster, the...
  • Islamic State issues purported audio of leader amid rumors of his death

    Islamic State issues purported audio of leader amid rumors of his death
    The Islamic State on Thursday released a recording of a speech said to be by its leader, potentially contradicting rumors of his death in a recent airstrike by the U.S.-led coalition seeking to destroy the extremist group. The audio address, titled...
  • Three U.S. Navy sailors safe after being roughed up in Istanbul

    Three U.S. Navy sailors safe after being roughed up in Istanbul
    Radical Turkish nationalists roughed up three U.S. Navy servicemen in Istanbul on Wednesday, shouting “Yankees go home!” and pulling bags down over the sailors' heads. Video of the incident shows a small group of men carrying a flag...
  • Is Chinese strategy the key to defeating Islamic State?

    Is Chinese strategy the key to defeating Islamic State?
    While the U.S. and its allies are struggling to figure out how to stop the Islamic State from metastasizing throughout the Middle East and beyond,China has been conspicuously absent from the containment efforts. Given that China is the largest beneficiary...