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  • A Salute To The Coast Guard At 100

    The U.S. Coast Guard actually dates to 1790, but the modern iteration of the multifaceted marine service is 100 years old this month — and still going strong. In 1790, President George Washington signed a law that authorized the construction of 10...
  • Fixing Syria and Iraq is a job for the next president

    To the editor: President Obama's Syria policy is an unfortunate example of his now-characteristic indecisiveness. He's half in and half out. Air support, yes; ground troops, no. ("A conspicuous failure of U.S. foreign policy in Syria," Op-Ed, Jan. 24)...
  • Obama says US continues to pursue terrorist targets inside Yemen despite political vacuum

    President Barack Obama defended his counterterrorism strategy in tumultuous Yemen Sunday, saying efforts to root out a dangerous al-Qaida affiliate there would not be affected by the political vacuum in the country. The U.S. campaign against al-Qaida...
  • Trudy Rubin: Arab leaders grow introspective at Davos

    This weekend marks the fourth anniversary of Egypt's Tahrir Square uprising, which became the hallmark of the Arab Spring. As though to mock those long-dead hopes, Yemen and Libya have collapsed, Syria lies in ruins, and much of Syria and Iraq are...
  • AP Interview: Iraqi official says 'sleeper cells' key in battle against Islamic State group

    "Sleeper cells" made up of former Iraqi police officers and soldiers are tipping off authorities to Islamic State group positions in the northern city of Mosul, a prominent lawmaker has told The Associated Press. The comments by Hakim al-Zamili, the head...
  • As troops come home, group prepares for final care package deliveries

    As troops come home, group prepares for final care package deliveries
    During his third tour in Iraq, U.S. Army Sgt. Eugenio Amador received much-needed morale boosts in the form of care packages sent by America's Moms for Soldiers. The packages "helped me calm myself," said Amador, 33, who has more than 13 years of...
  • Angelina Jolie visits Iraq, says international community 'failing' Iraqi and Syrian refugees

    Actress Angelina Jolie, the special envoy for the United Nations Refugee Agency, UNHCR, appealed Sunday for urgent funding to assist more than three million displaced Iraqis and Syrians living in dire conditions in northern Iraq. Visiting Iraq for the...
  • Report: Iranian lawmakers thank Guard commander for his victories against IS group

    Iranian lawmakers are publicly praising a senior Guard commander for his work fighting the militant Islamic State group. The semi-official Fars news agency is reporting that 208 parliamentarians issued a statement Sunday thanking Maj. Gen. Ghasem...
  • Islamic State becomes weapon of mass destruction

    When President George W. Bush invaded Iraq on the false pretenses of Iraq having weapons of mass destruction, he found none. But what he did was create weapons of mass destruction with the advent of the Islamic State. Sharon Kressler Catasauqua
  • Canadian man pleads not guilty to U.S. terrorism charges

    Canadian man pleads not guilty to U.S. terrorism charges
    A Canadian man who had been extradited to the United States pleaded not guilty to federal terrorism charges that he sent money and long-distance support to jihadists who used a truck bomb to attack a U.S. base in Iraq where five Americans were killed,...
  • Neighbors' instability, plunging oil prices, demands at home pose challenges for Saudi king

    Saudi Arabia's new monarch inherits the throne at a moment when the oil-rich kingdom is being buffeted by a plunge in the value of its most valuable commodity, growing challenges by activists at home and deepening turmoil on its borders that stands to...