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  • 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...
  • Mideast cause, GOP do-nothings and carbon fee: Letters

    Mideast cause, GOP do-nothings and carbon fee: Letters
    Middle Eastern cause When the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, when Hitler invaded Poland, and when planes hit the World Trade Center, American patriots joined the U.S. armed forces to fight back. When ISIS beheaded aid workers, journalists and...
  • Thousands cross between Kurdistan, Islamic State territory at highway no-man's land

    MAKTAB KHALED CHECKPOINT, Iraq The thousand or so people pressing up against the barbed-wire and chain-link fence were polite but growing impatient as they waited to be searched individually by a pair of Kurdish peshmerga fighters. A third fighter with...
  • Trudy Rubin: No one has coherent long-term solution to ISIS

    If there was ever an issue that required politics to stop at the water's edge, it's the fight against ISIS. With its Mideast land grab, its growing army of Western volunteers, and its global aspirations, ISIS threatens U.S. security interests and must be...
  • Sen. Rand Paul calls for declaration of war against Islamic State

    Sen. Rand Paul calls for declaration of war against Islamic State
    Senator Rand Paul, a possible Republican candidate for president in 2016, is calling for a formal declaration of war against Islamic State militants who control parts of Iraq and Syria, the New York Times reported Monday. In an interview Saturday, Paul...
  • Rand Paul wants Senate vote on declaring war on ISIS

    WASHINGTON Sen. Rand Paul has upped the ante in the debate over the role of Congress in the fight against the Islamic State. The Kentucky Republican announced Monday he would be introducing a resolution to formally declare war against the terrorist group...
  • Pentagon operation name for Islamic State fight inspires criticism

    During World War II, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill urged military leaders to come up with valiant names for battles so no mother of a fallen soldier need say her son was killed "in an operation called 'Bunnyhug' or 'Ballyhoo.'" More than 70...
  • Turkish government, Kurdish authorities argue over Yazidi refugees

    DIYARBAKIR, Turkey In a picnic grove nestled in wheat and cotton fields just south of Diyarbakir, municipal officials have set up a refugee camp for more than 4,000 Yazidis who fled the threat of genocide when Islamic State extremists captured their...
  • In Baghdad cafe, the debate is about poetry, not politics

    BAGHDAD Khalid Ali Mustapha and his friends were arguing. Not about the issues of the day, like the latest Islamic State atrocity or how plummeting oil prices and corruption are straining Iraq's exchequer. The dispute was over a poem about unrequited...
  • Iraqi forces say they've retaken 2 towns from Islamic State

    Iraqi forces say they've retaken 2 towns from Islamic State
    Iraqi forces said Sunday they retook two towns north of Baghdad from Islamic State fighters, driving them from strongholds they had held for months and clearing a main road from the capital to Iran. There was no independent confirmation that the army,...
  • Turkey trains Kurdish peshmerga forces in fight against Islamic State

    Turkey trains Kurdish peshmerga forces in fight against Islamic State
    Turkish soldiers are training Kurdish peshmerga fighters in northern Iraq and will give similar assistance to a new national army unit in Baghdad as part of the struggle against Islamic State, a senior Turkish official said on Saturday. Turkish...