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  • The German-American breakup

     The German-American breakup
    When candidate Barack Obama spoke in July 2008 in Berlin near the Brandenburg Gate, he told a rapturous German audience that peace and progress "require allies who will listen to each other, learn from each other and, most of all, trust each other." It...
  • Militants attack Iraq air base, U.S. teams deploy

    Militants attack Iraq air base, U.S. teams deploy
    Militants attacked one of Iraq's largest air bases on Wednesday as the first U.S. teams arrived to assess the Iraqi security forces and decide how to help counter a mounting Sunni insurgency. Two weeks of advances by militants spearheaded by al Qaeda...
  • On the Spot: Beware the phone and email scams

    On the Spot: Beware the phone and email scams
    Everybody seems to be having money troubles this summer. At home, we're getting constant calls from the Internal Revenue Service, demanding payment. At work, an area travel agent emailed to say that she'd been attacked by gunmen in Malaysia, where they'...
  • Sacred Hopi tribal masks are again sold at auction in Paris

    Sacred Hopi tribal masks are again sold at auction in Paris
    Another group of sacred Hopi masks was gaveled away at a Paris auction Friday, over the objections of tribe members and the U.S. Embassy in Paris, Agence France Presse has reported. In Hopi tradition, the masks don’t merely represent spirits,...
  • Iraqi army stalls in bid to retake Tikrit

    The Iraqi military’s push to retake the flash-point city of Tikrit faltered Sunday in a sign of the difficulties facing government forces as they attempt to wrest control of key areas of the country back from a determined Sunni Muslim insurgency....
  • Militants declare Islamic state in Iraq, Syria as Tikrit battle rages

    Militants declare Islamic state in Iraq, Syria as Tikrit battle rages
    The Iraqi military faltered Sunday in its push to retake the tinderbox city of Tikrit from insurgents who declared that they had established a caliphate, or Islamic state, in the areas they control in Iraq and Syria. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria,...
  • U.S. sending 200 more troops to Iraq to boost security

    An additional 200 U.S. troops have arrived in Iraq to provide security for U.S. personnel and property, further boosting the American contingent there, the Pentagon said Monday. The troops, who arrived Sunday, are in addition to up to 300 special...
  • The American way of war: It may surprise you

     The American way of war: It may surprise you
    "We must resist our dreams of managing history." —Reinhold Niebuhr, "The Irony of American History" (1952) When you study how the U.S. goes to war, there is a prevalent though not perfect pattern. The triggering event is often a sudden crisis...
  • Bowe Bergdahl's captors: Who, where and why?

    Bowe Bergdahl's captors: Who, where and why?
    The armed Taliban fighters who captured Bowe Bergdahl in southeastern Afghanistan on June 30, 2009, quickly handed him to a far more dangerous group that shuttled him between hide-outs in Pakistan's rugged tribal belt for the next five years. For much...
  • U.S. condemns militants' claim of executing 1,700 Iraqi soldiers

    U.S. condemns militants' claim of executing 1,700 Iraqi soldiers
    The United States on Sunday condemned a militant group's claim of killing 1,700 Iraqi soldiers, a denouncement that came a short time after officials said they were boosting security at the embassy in Baghdad and relocating some staff. The claim by...
  • ISIS militants in Iraq gain more ground with capture of Tal Afar

    ISIS militants in Iraq gain more ground with capture of Tal Afar
    Fighters affiliated with an extremist Al Qaeda-inspired faction seized control of another town in the northwest of Iraq on Monday, beating back pro-government forces scrambling to stop the group's advance. Tal Afar, an ethnically diverse town of Sunni...