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  • Acts of terrorism rose by more than a third last year

    Acts of terrorism rose by more than a third last year
    Extremists in Iraq, Afghanistan and Nigeria unleashed a savage rise in violence between 2013 and 2014, according to new statistics released by the State Department. Attacks largely at the hands of the Islamic State and Boko Haram raised the number of ...
  • Ex-Army contractor gets prison for military theft in Iraq

    A former Army contractor in Iraq who helped to steal and sell more than $2.6 million in U.S. military property must serve nearly four years in prison. Stacey B. Hines pleaded guilty in April to conspiracy to defraud the U.S. and to theft of government...
  • Dutch govt extends military missions in Iraq, Mali by a year

    The Dutch government is extending by a year its contribution to the international coalition fighting the Islamic State terror group in Iraq and to a United Nations peacekeeping force in Mali. Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced the decision Friday...
  • Trudy Rubin: Obama tinkers with failed Islamic State strategy

    One of the most frustrating aspects of President Barack Obama's "strategy" to degrade and destroy Islamic State in Iraq is that he seems to grasp why it isn't working. Yet he refuses to take the obvious steps needed to fix it (and I don't mean sending...
  • ISIS beat al-Qaida with its marketing plan

    ISIS beat al-Qaida with its marketing plan
    First, the good news: It turns out President Barack Obama was right. Al-Qaida is being destroyed. One could even say he deserves some credit for this happy turn of events. Which brings us to the bad news: Al-Qaida is dying out because it’s being...
  • Obama's legal rationale for war against Islamic State secret and 'very thin'

    WASHINGTON As U.S. military operations against the Islamic State approach the one-year mark, the White House has failed to give Congress and the public a comprehensive written analysis setting out the legal powers that President Barack Obama is using to...
  • Al-Qaida's out, ISIS is in!

    First, the good news: It turns out President Obama was right. Al-Qaida is being destroyed. One could even say he deserves some credit for this happy turn of events. Which brings us to the bad news: Al-Qaida is dying out because it's being replaced by...
  • General: New US hub in Iraq could be model

    The Pentagon's top general said Thursday the U.S. military's reach could extend even further into Iraq if the anti-Islamic State campaign gains momentum, and he held out the possibility of eventually recommending to President Barack Obama that U.S. troops...
  • American who died in Syria 'believed in opposing evil'

    American who died  in Syria 'believed in opposing evil'
    Several months ago, Keith Broomfield informed startled relatives that he had decided to join the fight against Islamic State. The 36-year-old Massachusetts native, who worked at the family manufacturing business, didn't know anyone in Syria or Iraq...
  • Iraq militias say they don't need US help in Anbar operation

    Ali Ahsan paced back and forth carrying a rifle more than half his height in the searing heat as his militia convoy made a pit stop in the Anbar desert to rest and pray. Unlike the rugged men in fatigues around him, his prepubescent face has barely...
  • Ethnic cleansing charged as Kurds move on Islamic State town in Syria

    AKCAKALE, Turkey After receiving a crush of 13,000 Syrian refugees in less than a week, Turkey on Saturday closed a key border crossing to Syria and complained that a combined U.S.-Kurdish offensive against the Islamic State group was driving Arabs and...