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  • Carter says US policy on Iran-backed forces will hold

    Defense Secretary Ash Carter says that when Iraqi security forces carry their counteroffensive beyond the current battle for Tikrit, the U.S. will continue to insist that Iranian-backed Shiite militias not participate. In remarks Monday at Fort Drum, New...
  • Ousted Yemeni president backs Saudi airstrikes on Houthi militants

    Ousted Yemeni president backs Saudi airstrikes on Houthi militants
    As airstrikes and ground battles continued across Yemen on Saturday, defiant words were uttered by regional leaders at an Arab summit in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el Sheik. Ousted Yemeni President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi said Saudi Arabia-led...
  • Soldiers put human face to IDF while on tour

    Soldiers put human face to IDF while on tour
    When the idea for the "Israeli Soldiers Tour" was first put to StandWithUs executive director Roz Rothstein — who founded the international nonprofit pro-Israel education organization in 2001 — she didn't think it was a very good idea. "I...
  • Aircraft carrier suppliers storm the Beltway

    Aircraft carrier suppliers storm the Beltway
    Harry Epstein has never commanded a Navy strike group, and Lisa Papini doesn't have a cushy Pentagon office. But without small businesses such as theirs, America's mighty aircraft carrier fleet would be dead in the water. Last week, they and dozens of...
  • Iran missiles, sex trafficking and Hillary: Letters

    Iran missiles, sex trafficking and Hillary: Letters
    Focus on missile defense Iran may be an unrepentant sponsor of terrorists and a rising nuclear danger as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned ("Nuggets of realism amid bluster from Israel's PM," Eugene Robinson, Orlando Sentinel, March 8). But let's...
  • House GOP approves budget to hike defense, slash safety-net programs

    House GOP approves budget to hike defense, slash safety-net programs
    House Republicans pushed past their internal divisions to approve a budget blueprint Wednesday, putting the new Congress on track to notch a significant achievement once Senate Republicans pass their version by the end of the week. The ambitious but...
  • A make-or-break week awaits Republican leaders in Congress

    A make-or-break week awaits Republican leaders in Congress
    This week offers a make-or-break moment for Republican leaders on Capitol Hill. After stumbling several times since taking control of Congress earlier this year, House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)...
  • Connecticut Military Members On Islamic State Hit List

    Connecticut Military Members On Islamic State Hit List
    State and local police have been notified that some military personnel in Connecticut have appeared on a list of service members targeted by the Islamic State terrorist group. A U.S. Air Force member with addresses in Berlin and Manchester is on the...
  • Islamic State 'hit list' on military prompts questions about security

     Islamic State 'hit list' on military prompts questions about security
    A "hit list" from a group claiming ties to Islamic militants mentions three Norfolk-based warships and reportedly identifies Hampton Roads sailors, prompting questions about how the military can protect service members in the social media age. Sen. Mark...
  • Orland Park cops alerted after airman's name appears on ISIS-linked hit list

    Orland Park cops alerted after airman's name appears on ISIS-linked hit list
    The FBI has alerted Orland Park police after the name of a U.S. airman showed up on an online hit list from a group connected to the Islamic State. Police Chief Tim McCarthy confirmed Tuesday morning his department was contacted by the FBI.  “...
  • Obama meets with Afghan president Ghani, hints at pushback of U.S. withdrawal

    President Obama is expected to disclose Tuesday if he will withdraw most U.S. troops from Afghanistan on schedule this year, or keep 9,800 troops and thousands of contractors there through 2016, when the president insists America's longest war should...