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  • White House grapples with limits of air campaign in Iraq and Syria

    As warplanes from the U.S. and the United Arab Emirates pounded Islamic State fighters near the Syrian city of Kobani for a third day, the U.S.-led military campaign began running up against the limits of what air power can accomplish. "Airstrikes alone...
  • 'Homeland' recap: CIA-ordered airstrike turns into fiasco

    'Homeland' recap: CIA-ordered airstrike turns into fiasco
    As “Homeland” begins its fourth season on Showtime, about six months have passed since Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) sadly drew a star on the memorial wall at CIA headquarters. That gesture honored her disgraced lover/comrade Nicholas Brody...
  • New Afghan leader Ashraf Ghani's transformation and winning strategy

    New Afghan leader Ashraf Ghani's transformation and winning strategy
    With his Ivy League pedigree and professorial air, Ashraf Ghani long seemed ill-suited to the rough-and-tumble politics of his native Afghanistan, especially after a quarter-century as an academic in the United States. After a disastrous presidential...
  • Rachel Marsden: Obama's blame game underscores U.S. intelligence problem

    In a nationally televised interview that aired Sunday, U.S. President Barack Obama spoke of his director of national intelligence, James Clapper, the way a manager at a fast-food joint would speak of a grill cook who just botched a burger. "Our head of...
  • FBI believes it's identified militant who beheaded Americans

    FBI believes it's identified  militant who beheaded Americans
    The FBI believes it has identified the masked Islamic State militant who appeared in the videotaped beheadings of two American journalists, bureau Director James B. Comey told reporters Thursday. The militant group sparked international outrage when...
  • Showtime's Tactile Trailer for 'Homeland' Will Shake Smartphones When a Bomb Explodes

    Showtime Networks is betting that buzzing smartphones will help drive viewers to tune in to watch the next season of spy thriller "Homeland" -- as well as drive downloads of its mobile-video app. In a new promo, the premium cabler has launched what it...
  • U.S., Philippines accord to allow greater American military presence

    U.S., Philippines accord to allow greater American military presence
    The U.S. and Philippine governments have worked out a new defense cooperation agreement that opens the way for the first large-scale return of American military forces to the island nation since their eviction in the early 1990s, according to the White...
  • U.S., Germany fail to reach surveillance agreement

    U.S., Germany fail to reach surveillance agreement
    Ruling out a "no-spy agreement" with any country, President Obama acknowledged Friday that the United States had not reached a deal with Germany to limit U.S. surveillance on its territory. The U.S. and Germany have been negotiating over mutual rules...
  • Qatar legal quagmire keeps California couple a world apart from sons

    Qatar legal quagmire keeps California couple a world apart from sons
    They live on West Coast time, home school their two sons on lengthy Skype sessions and record themselves reading books so their children can remember their voices. Forced to remain in Qatar while they fight prison sentences for the death of their...
  • Maryland National Guard, Estonia reaffirm partnership

    Maryland National Guard, Estonia reaffirm partnership
    As Russia's actions in Ukraine rattle its neighbors, the Maryland National Guard is affirming its decades-long partnership with Estonia. Maryland has helped to train Estonian troops since shortly after the breakup of the Soviet Union. Now it's...
  • From John Kerry: We need more visas, now, for our Afghan allies

    From John Kerry: We need more visas, now, for our Afghan allies
    The way a country winds down a war in a faraway place and stands with those who risked their own safety to help in the fight sends a message to the world that is not soon forgotten. As President Obama announced last week, the U.S. will withdraw all...