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  • Americans rally 'round Obama's war on Islamic State, but not Obama

    Remember when pundits were worried that Americans had turned isolationist? As recently as August, polls showed big majorities opposed to military intervention in Iraq, Syria or anywhere else. But it only took a couple of beheadings by Islamic State to...
  • In Boca, three generations of veterans recount their experiences

    In Boca, three generations of veterans recount their experiences
    Across three generations from three different conflicts, the human toll paid when countries send their young men and women to fight was described in blood-drenched detail. For Veteran's Day, a pilot from World War II, another from Vietnam and a...
  • May the 3rd Battle of Fallujah be the last

    As the nation honors all of those who have fought in its wars this week, the veterans of Fallujah deserve a special place in our memory. It was 10 years ago that Marines and soldiers engaged in the toughest fighting Americans have seen since the Battle of...
  • Miami Book Fair: Former Marine Phil Klay talks 'Redeployment'

    Miami Book Fair: Former Marine Phil Klay talks 'Redeployment'
    At the beginning of Phil Klay's short story "Unless It's a Sucking Chest Wound," an Iraq War veteran is wakened by a phone call from a Marine captain who's about to go on leave after a tour in Afghanistan. "Prepare yourself," the captain tells the...
  • Obama exercises his powers on Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation trip

    Obama exercises his powers on Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation trip
    With the efficacy of his presidency in question, President Obama began a weeklong trip to Asia and Australia seemingly bent on demonstrating the tools still at his disposal. Within hours of landing in China on Monday for an economic summit, Obama took...
  • US airstrikes hit Islamist extremist groups in Syria

    ISTANBUL U.S. aircraft struck al-Qaida-linked Islamist forces fighting U.S.-backed moderate rebels Thursday in northern Syria. Activists said the strikes were the first American action since bombing began in Syria in September that helped the rebels,...
  • US troops back in Iraq's Anbar, scene of heaviest combat of 2003-11 war

    WASHINGTON The first U.S. troops to enter an active combat zone since President Barack Obama ordered the American military back to Iraq arrived Monday in Anbar, the Iraqi province where Americans suffered their heaviest losses during the 2003-2011...
  • Obama calls U.S. troop boost in Iraq 'new phase': CBS interview

    Obama calls U.S. troop boost in Iraq 'new phase': CBS interview
    President Barack Obama said his decision to double the number of U.S. military advisers in Iraq marked a new phase in the campaign against Islamic State and was not an indication his strategy in the region had failed. Obama, in an interview on CBS' "Face...
  • Dan K. Thomasson: US long term survival depends on matters overseas

    WASHINGTON There is an eerie sameness with events almost 60 years ago in the president's announcement that he was doubling the size of U. S. troops needed to advise Iraqi regulars on how to halt the fanatical ISIS (of ISIL) forces from eventually...
  • U.S. airstrikes target Islamic State leaders in Iraq, destroy convoy

    The U.S. carried out airstrikes that targeted a gathering of Islamic State leaders in northern Iraq, military officials said Saturday. U.S. Central Command, which oversees military operations in the Middle East, confirmed that warplanes destroyed a 10-...
  • President's foreign policy intentions lie in ruins

    Now that the usual vows of good intentions are over between President Barack Obama and the elected Republican leaders of the House and Senate — all vowing willingness to work together to break the long legislative stalemate on Capitol Hill —...