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  • 'Outpost' reveals the behind-the-scenes life of a diplomat

    "Outpost: Life on the Frontlines of American Diplomacy" by Christopher R. Hill; Simon & Schuster (448 pages, $30) For all the suave sophistication the public attaches to the lifestyle of diplomats, foreign correspondents often tend to look on them with...
  • Costs soar in war against Islamic State

    Costs soar in war against Islamic State
    The cost of the fight against the Islamic State continues to mount. The departure of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel may be one of them, but I want to focus on the dollars and sense, and by the latter I mean explaining more about what we are doing....
  • Hagel's exit from Pentagon still leaves administration divided

    Hagel's exit from Pentagon still leaves administration divided
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s resignation Monday amid pressure from the White House clears the way for a new Pentagon leader but still leaves the administration divided over the issues that helped lead to his downfall – most notably how to...
  • Hagel bows out of an administration adrift

    PARIS -- Chuck Hagel's departure from his post as defense secretary has been attributed to his failure to fit in with the Obama cabinet's crowd. Among his other reported deficiencies was that he was only a sergeant in Vietnam, twice wounded. A twice-...
  • Key provincial capital in Iraq may be about to fall to Islamic State

    IRBIL Iraq Islamic State fighters on Tuesday penetrated to the core of Ramadi, the provincial capital of Iraq's largest province, prompting local security officials to warn that the city was on the verge of falling to the extremists. Such a gain would...
  • Peter Kassig's death: Revenge is not the answer

    "Sometimes rebels want to know if I will join the fight. I always tell them no ... I can either be in a position to deliver tens of thousands of dollars of antibiotics for women and children, or I can be another young man with a gun." Abdul-Rahman...
  • Islamic State fighters battle Iraqi forces near Baiji refinery

    Islamic State insurgents battled Iraqi forces in the center of Baiji on Tuesday, a week after the army broke their prolonged siege of the country's largest oil refinery just outside the town, an army officer and residents said. The renewed fighting in...
  • Iraq army, allies reclaim towns from Islamic State

    Iraqi and allied forces have wrested control of two towns in the eastern province of Diyala from the militant group Islamic State, Iraqi officials said Monday. Saadiya and Jalawla, less than 20 miles from the Iranian border, were retaken after a two-day...
  • Chuck Hagel, under pressure, resigns as defense secretary

    Chuck Hagel, under pressure, resigns as defense secretary
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel resigned on Monday, leaving under pressure as President Barack Obama faces critical national security challenges, including fighting Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and revising plans to exit Afghanistan. It was the first...
  • Islamic State toughens tactics in Iraq's Anbar, targeting potential enemies

    IRBIL, Iraq A recent Islamic State offensive in Iraq's Anbar province suggests that the extremist organization is changing tactics, relying less on local Sunni Muslim tribes for support and carrying out what one coalition strategist called a...
  • Hagel was meant to cut military; Islamic State's rise changed that

    WASHINGTON As the Pentagon absorbed the shock of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's unexpected resignation Monday, another realization set in: Neither Hagel's departure, just like those of his two predecessors, nor the arrival of his successor promises major...