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  • Australian boy in Syria creates quandary for government

    A 7-year-old Australian boy who horrified the world a year ago when he was photographed holding the severed head of a Syrian soldier by the hair has created a quandary for the government, which wants to make scores of Australian fighters in the Middle...
  • Iraq begins operation to oust Islamic State from Anbar

    Iraq vowed Tuesday to retake Anbar province — now mostly held by the Islamic State — by launching a large-scale military operation less than two weeks after suffering a humiliating defeat at the hands of the extremists in the provincial...
  • U.S. military and civilians are increasingly divided

    U.S. military and civilians are increasingly divided
    Jovano Graves' parents begged him not to join the Army right out of high school in 2003, when U.S. troops were fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. But their son refused his parents' pleas to try college. He followed them both into the Army instead. ----...
  • Iraq offensive underway to take back Ramadi from Islamic State

    Iraq offensive underway to take back Ramadi from Islamic State
    Iraqi military and other pro-government forces on Tuesday launched an offensive, spearheaded by Shiite Muslim militias, to take back Ramadi from Islamic State fighters who seized the city last week. The state-run media quoted the military command as...
  • Rachel Marsden: US-Iranian cooperation on Islamic State problem makes sense

    PARIS -- The fight against the Islamic State is making for some odd bedfellows -- namely, the U.S. and Iran. Perhaps that isn't a bad thing, as average Americans could be the ultimate beneficiaries. U.S. military action against the Islamic State has...
  • If Obama can't execute his strategy against Islamic State, what good is it?

    To the editor: Doyle McManus quotes former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan C. Crocker as saying about the fight against Islamic State, "The administration's strategy is a good strategy — but it only gets done if you actually do it." ("Obama has a...
  • Biden tries to smooth over anger sparked by Carter's comment

    Vice President Joe Biden is reassuring Iraq's government of U.S. support in the fight against the Islamic State group, telephoning Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi with thanks for "the enormous sacrifice and bravery of Iraqi forces" one day after Defense...
  • Doyle McManus: Obama has strategy for fighting ISIS, but it isn't working

    Doyle McManus: Obama has strategy for fighting ISIS, but it isn't working
    Obama administration critics often charge that the president has no strategy in the war against Islamic State, but that's not true. Eight months ago, after Islamic State's army swept across northern Iraq, President Obama's national security aides drew up...
  • The Latest on IS: Militia name for Anbar fight draws ire

    8:05 p.m. (1705 GMT) The name Shiite militias are using to describe the Iraqi operation to retake Anbar province from the Islamic State group is drawing ire from the Pentagon over its sectarian tilt. The Popular Mobilization Units have named the...
  • Obama: US must examine how assets are being used in IS fight

    Looking to boost Iraqi fighting forces, President Barack Obama said the U.S. and its allies need to examine whether they are deploying military assets effectively against Islamic State militants as Iraq mounts a new offensive to recapture critical...
  • Political dysfunction has a cost in fight against ISIS

    Political dysfunction has a cost in fight against ISIS
    Sending the men and women of our armed forces into combat is a matter most grave. It demands careful consideration, thorough debate and a firm commitment of support from our elected officials and the nation's citizenry. The framers of the U.S....