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  • Analysis: Reality upended Obama's hope of ending US military entanglements

    WASHINGTON Unveiling a new defense policy in January 2012 that called for a leaner U.S. military, President Barack Obama assured the nation that more than a decade of foreign conflict that cost thousands of American lives and trillions of dollars was...
  • Obama vows to destroy Islamic State 'wherever they exist'

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced a broader war against the Islamic State, pledging a U.S.-led coalition to destroy the militants "wherever they exist" as he escalated U.S. involvement in an armed conflict he spent years trying to...
  • Obama to expand airstrikes to Syria, vows to destroy Islamic State 'wherever they exist'

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama on Wednesday said he will launch airstrikes in Syria against the Islamic State and expand strikes in Iraq, pledging a U.S.-led coalition to destroy the militants "wherever they exist," as he expanded the U.S. role in an...
  • Obama hasn't given specific order to strike in Syria, officials say

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama has not yet authorized the U.S. Central Command to conduct offensive combat operations in Syria, two senior defense officials told McClatchy on Thursday, underscoring the uncertainty that U.S. officials still have over...
  • Turkish aid to al-Qaida-linked group shows finding allies in Syria is tough

    WASHINGTON In an effort to map out the ideological spectrum of Syria's various rebel groups, Turkish and American officials used a color-coded scheme: green for trusted friends, red for clear-cut enemies and yellow for those in the middle. That middle...
  • U.N. human rights chief warns of 'house of blood' in Syria, Iraq

    U.N. human rights chief warns of 'house of blood' in Syria, Iraq
    The new U.N. human rights chief urged world powers on Monday to protect women and minorities targeted by Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, saying the fighters were trying to create a "house of blood." Jordan's Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein, the first...
  • Could Jim Webb mount credible challenge to Hillary Clinton?

    Could Jim Webb mount credible challenge to Hillary Clinton?
    Jim Webb could be Hillary Clinton's worst nightmare. The former one-term Virginia senator and Vietnam War veteran is making sounds about running for president as a Democrat. He was in Iowa last month; a New Hampshire trip may be in the offing, and he'...
  • Syria rebels, once hopeful of U.S. weapons, lament lack of firepower

    Syria rebels, once hopeful of U.S. weapons, lament lack of firepower
    As the Syrian government warplane flew overhead, Malik Abu Iskandaroon ran to a storage room and grabbed a Russian-made surface-to-air missile. Moments later, on the roof of the three-story villa, which serves as air force headquarters for the Harakat...
  • Arab League leader calls for confronting Islamic State

    Arab states must unite to confront the threat posed by the militants of the Islamic State, the secretary-general of the Arab League told member foreign ministers Sunday. Nabil Arabi’s comments in the Egyptian capital came as the Obama...
  • West widens contacts with Syria's Kurds but suspicion remains

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - The fight against Islamic State could at last win Syria's Kurds the Western help they have sought, but they must first clarify their relationship to President Bashar al-Assad and reassure Turkey that they won't cause trouble on its...
  • Syrian air strikes on Islamic State positions kill 60 civilians: activists

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian government warplanes killed at least 60 civilians including a dozen children in two days of air strikes on Islamic State-held territory at the weekend, activists said on Monday. President Bashar al-Assad's military has...