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  • Allentown Jewish & Israeli Film festival features recent Oscar winner, 'Ida'

    Allentown Jewish & Israeli Film festival features recent Oscar winner, 'Ida'
    This year's Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Film, "Ida" is as austere and involving as an early Ingmar Bergman masterpiece. Directed by Pawel Pawlikowski ("My Summer of Love"), the stunningly photographed, black-and-white drama centers on a young...
  • Names of 7 Marines killed in helicopter crash released

    Names of 7 Marines killed in helicopter crash released
    The Black Hawk helicopter that crashed in dense fog during a training mission in Florida was carrying seven special operations Marines forces based in North Carolina, along with four National Guard soldiers from Louisiana. All were killed. The Air Force...
  • U.S. finds itself on both sides at once in Middle East

    The battle for dominance in the Middle East draws on ancient enmity between the Shiite and Sunni branches of Islam, but what drives it is a thoroughly modern struggle for power between Iran and the Arab monarchies led by Saudi Arabia. Now the United...
  • Pro-Iraqi government forces push Tikrit offensive after U.S. airstrikes

    Pro-Iraqi government forces push Tikrit offensive after U.S. airstrikes
    Pro-Iraqi government forces Thursday relaunched their offensive to remove Islamic State extremists from the city of Tikrit shortly after U.S. airstrikes requested by the country’s officials hit the area. The offensive, which began early this month...
  • After U.S. airstrikes, Iraq troops start final push for Tikrit

    After U.S. airstrikes, Iraq troops start final push for Tikrit
    Iraqi troops started the final phase of an offensive to recapture Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit on Thursday, a military official said, just hours after the United States launched airstrikes on the Islamic State-held city. The push, however, is...
  • U.S. warplanes launch airstrikes against Islamic State in Tikrit, Iraq

    U.S. warplanes launch airstrikes against Islamic State in Tikrit, Iraq
    U.S. warplanes began conducting airstrikes in Tikrit on Wednesday after the Iraqi government requested assistance with a stalled offensive to retake the militant-held city, officials said. "I can confirm that the government of Iraq has requested...
  • Obama's Afghan exit

    President Barack Obama bowed to the reality on the ground this week when he announced the U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan won't be completed by the end of this year as planned. Mr. Obama once hoped to cut the 9,800 remaining U.S. troops in...
  • Rachel Marsden: Is America tough enough to deal with modern threats?

    PARIS -- The Green Berets need to throw more tea parties, don't you think? The federal government is requesting public-sector proposals from contractors to train U.S. Special Forces in ethnography and cultural work. That includes, according to the...
  • Joel Moskowitz dies at 75; his ceramic body armor protected U.S. troops

    Joel Moskowitz dies at 75; his ceramic body armor protected U.S. troops
    Joel Moskowitz, a manufacturer whose lightweight ceramic inserts for body armor protected tens of thousands of U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, has died. He was 75. Moskowitz, who turned a $5,000 nest egg into a company that sold for $860 million in...
  • Smarter spending at the Pentagon would satisfy defense and deficit hawks

    Smarter spending at the Pentagon would satisfy defense and deficit hawks
    The Pentagon wants more money. But the politics of Pentagon spending have gotten so contorted that it's hard to know who the important players are, much less how much money the department is likely to get when this year's budget wrangling is finally over....
  • Islamic State accepts Boko Haram's allegiance pledge

    Islamic State accepts Boko Haram's allegiance pledge
    Islamic State has accepted a pledge of allegiance by Nigerian extremist group Boko Haram, announcing the expansion of the Syrian-based organization into sub-Saharan Africa. In a move seen as a propaganda boost to Islamic State, Boko Haram leader...