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  • U.S. won't telegraph when Syria strikes will begin: Rice

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ten days after President Barack Obama said he had authorized U.S. air strikes against Islamic State targets in Syria, the White House gave no sign on Friday that attacks were imminent as he prepared to meet world leaders at the United Nations.
  • Stephen Mihm: Air Force removes God from chain of command

    Stephen Mihm: Air Force removes God from chain of command
    Score one for the secular humanists. The U.S. Air Force announced this week that it is dropping the "So help me, God" coda to its oath of enlistment. The phrase will also no longer be mandatory in oaths administered when officers are commissioned. The...

    Germany, France to start joint airlift to Ebola-affected countries

    BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany and France agreed on Friday to launch a joint airlift to send aid supplies to western African states hit by Ebola, a spokesman for the German defense ministry said, adding the operation might start within 48 hours. Germany's...

    Hispanic Heritage Month should be commemorated

    We're in the midst of Hispanic Heritage Month, which began on Sept. 15, and Latinos have much to celebrate. We are a grand mixture of world heritage. We trace our lineages to Africa, Asia, and Europe, as well as to pre-Columbian indigenous America....

    Obama's promise about combat troops is a rhetorical dodge

    WASHINGTON -- In Barack Obama's determination to preserve his legacy as the president who got America off a permanent war footing after the 2001 terrorist attacks and the 2003 invasion of Iraq, he is relying on transparent semantics. He has repeatedly...