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  • National Team Feeds Off Experience At Naval Academy

    NEWARK, Del. — Last Tuesday, the 17 players with the U.S. women's national team had lunch at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., the site of their three-day training camp that ended Wednesday. They were not alone. They sat among 4,000 midshipmen...
  • Cuts to defense budget threatened by battle against Islamic State

    Members of Congress and the White House anticipated a peace dividend by winding down America's foreign wars, closing bases and shedding tens of thousands of troops. But President Obama's new, open-ended strategy to confront Islamic State fighters in...
  • Kerry says some nations offer ground troops to fight Islamic State

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said he was "extremely encouraged" by pledges of military assistance against Islamic State militants by countries inside and outside the Middle East and that some nations had offered ground troops....
  • Iran fills key role in battling Islamic State in Iraq

    In an isolated corner of northeastern Iraq, a foreign power has been a crucial contributor in a little-noticed front against the militant Islamic State — and it's not the United States. At his office here, Mala Bakhtiar, military supervisor of the...
  • Syria's 'moderate' rebels say they need weapons, not training

    JEDDAH Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - As President Barack Obama knits together an international coalition to take its campaign against Islamic State from Iraq into Syria, fighters like Ammar al-Wawi could make the difference. If he had the chance, he says. He...
  • Syrian army destroys Islamic State-controlled bridge

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian special forces on Monday destroyed a bridge over the Euphrates River used by Islamic State to move supplies in eastern Syria, media run by Hezbollah said, a blow to the group in the swathe of Syrian territory it controls near...
  • 6 killed in Ukraine's Donetsk, ceasefire under strain

    Six people were killed in shelling in Ukraine's rebel-held city of Donetsk on Sunday, municipal authorities said on Monday, putting further strain on a 10-day ceasefire between government forces and Russian-backed separatists. A monitoring team from the...
  • Obama's request to arm Syrians faces skepticism before Congress votes

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama's request for Congress to authorize the training and equipping of Syrian rebels seemed a modest piece of the administration's new offensive against Islamic State militants. But it has proved to be anything but easy as...
  • House GOP wants more oversight of Obama's request to arm Syrians

    House GOP wants more oversight of Obama's request to arm Syrians
    Facing skepticism in Congress over a White House request to arm Syrian rebels in the fight against Islamic State militants, House Republican leaders Monday unveiled a revised proposal that beefs up congressional oversight in hopes of winning bipartisan...
  • U.S. partners unclear on roles in fight against Islamic State

    (Reuters) - Many countries have said they support a coalition the United States hopes to build to fight Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, but most have been vague about any specific role they might play. Below is a list of some of the key...
  • Ukraine ratifies EU deal, offers special status to rebels

    KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine ratified a sweeping agreement with the European Union on Tuesday - an issue at the heart of the Russia-West crisis over its future - and sought to blunt the independence drive of Russian-backed separatists by offering them...