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  • US program to train Syrian rebels losing ground

    The U.S. military's program to train and equip thousands of moderate Syrian rebels is faltering, with fewer than 100 volunteers, raising questions about whether the effort can produce enough capable fighters quickly enough to make a difference in the war against the Islamic State.
  • For Obama and Clinton, twisty paths to 'yes' on gay marriage

    When President Barack Obama praised the Supreme Court's watershed same-sex marriage ruling, he held it up as evidence that a "shift in hearts and minds is possible." Obama may well have been describing his own public trajectory on gay unions — a...

    Russia's 'saber-rattling' threatens stability, US says

    WASHINGTON Six years after then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the Obama administration wanted to "reset" relations with Russia, the temperature is falling instead of rising. It hasn't plunged to Cold War levels, but despite cooperation in...

    NATO: Risk of return to heavy fighting in Ukraine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin isn't finished using his military in eastern Ukraine, the top U.S. military commander for NATO said Thursday as the U.S. and its allies outlined additional support for Kiev, including aid in defusing roadside bombs. U.S....

    Pentagon official: Russian nuke talk 'playing with fire'

    Russia is "playing with fire" by suggesting it would threaten the use of nuclear weapons in territorial disputes, and the Obama administration believes this is part of a Russian intimidation campaign against the NATO alliance, the Pentagon's No. 2...