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  • Local congressmen ready for ISIS fight

    Local congressmen ready for ISIS fight
    updated 2/13/15 8:15 a.m. with U.S. Rep. Bill Posey's comment and an additional comment from Grayson. Most of Central Florida's U.S. Senate and Congress members are ready to fight the Islamic State, though they're taking different positions on President...
  • Ukraine peace talks continue; no sign an agreement is near

    Ukraine peace talks continue; no sign an agreement is near
    The leaders of Germany and France closeted themselves with the Russian and Ukrainian presidents into early Thursday in a so-far unsuccessful attempt to negotiate an end to the nearly year-old conflict in eastern Ukraine. German Chancellor Angela...
  • As military downsizes, debate sharpens over BRAC

    As military downsizes, debate sharpens over BRAC
    If the Pentagon wants to convene another round of military base closings, it must clear a congressional subcommittee chaired by Rep. Rob Wittman, R-Westmoreland. Wittman will be a tough sell. He says there is no appetite in Congress for another Base...
  • Three admirals forced out in Navy bribery scandal

    Three admirals forced out in Navy bribery scandal
    Three Navy admirals have been censured by the secretary of the Navy for “poor judgment and a failure of leadership” linked to a bribery scandal that federal prosecutors say cost taxpayers $20 million, the Navy announced Tuesday. The three...
  • Form international force to fight terrorists

    Form international force to fight terrorists
    Stop wasting billions of dollars to train Iraqi soldiers. They left weapons for the Islamic State. The leader and his crew, along with the military leaders, just sit back and wait for the money. Give the billions to Jordan. Help that country. It's...
  • Report: Sudanese forces raped 221 women, girls in mass attack

    Sudanese army troops raped at least 221 women and girls in a Darfur village in a series of organized, house-to-house attacks last year, Human Rights Watch said in a report released Wednesday. The organization's Africa director, Daniel Bekele, called it...
  • Obama ready to ask Congress to authorize fight against Islamic State

    The White House is set to ask lawmakers to approve legislation that would rule out the use of ground troops for extended combat operations against Islamic State militants, but place no geographic restrictions on the military campaign, lawmakers said...
  • Let 'em rot in hell

    Tom Cotton, the still new U.S. senator from Arkansas, combat veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, native of Yell County (just like "True Grit's" Mattie Ross), graduate of Dardanelle High and Harvard University (both undergraduate and law school),...
  • No arms to Ukraine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Ukrainian rebels his country backs clearly have the upper hand going into planned a summit meeting with Western leaders in Belarus on Wednesday . In recent weeks Russian-backed separatists in the eastern part of...
  • Iraqi launches offensive to retake Saddam Hussein's hometown

    Iraqi launches offensive to retake Saddam Hussein's hometown
    Iraqi forces, backed by Iranian-supported Shiite miltias, launched a large-scale offensive Monday to retake Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit from the Islamic State group. The move is the first in a series of campaigns to try to reclaim large parts of...
  • Elgin colonel highlights history of African-Americans in the military

    Elgin colonel highlights history of African-Americans in the military
    Elgin resident Wes Scott recalled how he entered the military by an unforeseen path while speaking at the African-American History Month Closing Ceremony Luncheon at Elgin Community College on Thursday. At 15, he said his precocity earned him a full...