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Iraq

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  • Iraqi leader asks Chuck Hagel for more U.S. airstrikes, arms

    Iraq’s leaders told Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Tuesday that local security forces want an increase in airstrikes and American-made weaponry in their fight to defeat Islamic State militants. The appeal by Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi...
  • Coalition nations to send troops to aid Iraq against Islamic State

    Several nations have pledged to send a total of about 1,500 troops to support the U.S.-led military campaign against Islamic State militants who control large parts of Iraq and Syria, according to the U.S. general commanding the coalition. Army Lt. Gen....
  • UN makes new appeal for humanitarian aid, citing wars in Syria, Iraq, Africa

    GENEVA The United Nations on Monday called on its members to provide $16.4 billion in 2015 for refugee assistance, 27 percent more than it requested in its initial appeal for 2014. Much of the need for humanitarian aid next year is fueled by the civil...
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel begins farewell tour in Afghanistan

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel begins farewell tour in Afghanistan
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel had initially planned on visiting the vast U.S. military installation here, ringed by snow-topped mountain ranges and craggy countryside, to close out the final chapter of combat missions in a bloody war that has dragged on...
  • Politics as Usual

    Really fat wallets were opened in governor's race Democratic Gov.-elect Tom Wolf and the Republican incumbent he defeated, Gov. Tom Corbett, spent a record $60.5 million in the 2014 election campaign, the latest campaign finance reports show. The...
  • CdM graduate participates in U.S. strikes on Islamic State

    CdM graduate participates in U.S. strikes on Islamic State
    A Corona del Mar High School graduate participated in recent U.S. strikes on Islamic State forces in Iraq and Syria, according to a news release from the Navy. Seaman Matthew Belling, who graduated from CdM in 2010, served aboard the USS George H.W....
  • Fight against Islamic State akin to third world war: Jordan's King Abdullah

    Fight against Islamic State akin to third world war: Jordan's King Abdullah
    President Barack Obama said on Friday that the United States and its allies are making slow but steady progress in the fight against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, and he pledged new aid to Jordan to grapple with Syrian refugees. Obama and...
  • Federal land deals full of thorny trade-offs

    One of the most ambitious public lands packages in years is speeding through Congress after being quietly attached to a must-pass bipartisan defense bill that cleared the House on Thursday. The measure includes about 70 public lands projects,...
  • Taxes still fund 'perpetual war footing,' at home and abroad

    WASHINGTON -- Two disparate news items caught my eye recently that demonstrate how our government can act in ways that mystify and anger the taxpayers who support it with their hard-earned money. The first was the report from the new prime minister of...
  • Support for defense bill but questions on Syria mission

    Support for defense bill but questions on Syria mission
    All of the Lehigh Valley’s local congressmen voted to approve a $585 billion defense policy bill on Thursday, but not before Republican Charlie Dent expressed some reservations. Dent, of Allentown, joined with Democratic Rep. Chris Van Hollen of...
  • Obama nominates Ashton Carter for defense secretary

    Obama nominates Ashton Carter for defense secretary
    President Barack Obama nominated longtime Defense Department understudy Ashton Carter as his fourth defense secretary on Friday to replace Chuck Hagel, the lone Republican in Obama’s Cabinet, who resigned last week after disagreements with the White...