| Aug 12, 2014
| 7:58 PM
BAGHDAD - Iraq's new prime minister-designate won swift endorsements from uneasy mutual allies the United States and Iran on Tuesday as he called on political leaders to end crippling feuds that have let jihadists seize a third of the country.
| Aug 13, 2014
| 6:37 AM
The question was asked politely. The answer was swift and unequivocal.
"There will be no boots on the ground in Iraq," Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told 200-plus Marines at a question-and-answer session Tuesday.
Hagel was quick to deny any suggestion...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 6:15 PM
Hundreds of mourners bid farewell Thursday to Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene, the highest-ranking Army officer killed in combat since the Vietnam War.
General Greene, a former leader at Aberdeen Proving Ground who was shot to death last week in Afghanistan,...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 8:05 PM
U.S. warplanes and drones struck artillery and military vehicles of a militant Islamist group Friday in an effort to halt its advance toward this booming northern Iraqi oil center, now clogged with displaced people sheltering at churches, factories and...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 8:11 PM
An American general was killed and more than a dozen people were wounded, including a German general, in the latest insider attack by a man believed to be an Afghan soldier, U.S., German and Afghan officials said on Tuesday.
A U.S. official said Maj....
| Aug 6, 2014
| 4:30 PM
As Ukrainian government forces close in on pro-Russia separatists' final strongholds, Western security strategists have sounded the alarm that Russian President Vladimir Putin may be preparing to invade eastern Ukraine to rescue the embattled insurgents....
| Aug 6, 2014
| 10:44 AM
BRUSSELS —The United States joined NATO and Poland Wednesday in warning about the risk of Russia sending troops into Ukraine after saying President Vladimir Putin massed soldiers on his country's western border. Russia said the reports of its...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 3:29 PM
Before the world witnessed the full force of the Islamic State's brutality in the video this past week showing American journalist James Foley's murder, a different video revealed another kind of destruction the terrorist group is bent on inflicting....
| Aug 22, 2014
| 4:00 PM
Nature abhors a vacuum — especially when that vacuum is a lawless region of Iraq and Syria overrun by a vicious pseudo-army of extremists known as the Islamic State. Unfortunately, a second vacuum complicates efforts to crush the marauders:...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 4:59 PM
WASHINGTON - The United States is preparing military options, including surveillance flights, to pressure Islamic State militants in Syria, U.S. officials said on Monday, but they cautioned no decision had been made to expand action beyond the...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 6:32 PM
President Obama said Thursday he would not apologize for trading five Taliban detainees for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who the White House says could have been killed if details had leaked before his release last weekend.
Speaking in Brussels, Obama...