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  • Fred Hiatt: Obama's foreign policy reveals the effects of disengagement

    A stunning unfolding of international crises, from Iraq to Ukraine to Syria to Gaza, has prompted some less-than-edifying Washington debate: It's all President Obama's fault. No, it's not his fault at all. It would be a pity if partisan fervor kept us...
  • 10 Lebanese soldiers killed in battle with Syrian Islamist fighters

    10 Lebanese soldiers killed in battle with Syrian Islamist fighters
    Clashes raging between Syrian Islamist rebels and Lebanese security forces in a town close to the Syrian border killed 10 soldiers, the Lebanese army said Sunday. An additional 25 were wounded in one of the most serious cross-border incidents since...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Kingswood Oxford "Sweetens" Soldiers' Lives In Afghanistan

    The "sweetness" of Kingswood Oxford's Senior Prom extended all the way to Afghanistan this year, after extras from the "candy bar" at the dance were shipped to American soldiers stationed in Kabul. Twizzlers, Tootsie Rolls, lollipops, and Hershey's...
  • Gone, never forgotten [Commentary]

    Gone, never forgotten [Commentary]
    Maryland native Joseph Gantt joined the Army at 18, serving with distinction as a Sergeant First Class in the South Pacific during World War II, even though the military segregated him because of the color of his skin. Gantt had redeployed to the front...
  • Israel warns of long Gaza war as Palestinian fighters cross border

    Israel strikes house of Hamas Gaza leader, digs in for long fight
    Israel's military pounded targets in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his country needed to be prepared for a long conflict in the Palestinian enclave, squashing any hopes of a swift end to 22 days of fighting. In...
  • Investigators finally reach Ukraine crash site; Moscow fights back after sanctions

    Investigators finally reach Ukraine crash site; Moscow fights back after sanctions
    The Office of Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) security and rights organization said its monitors, accompanied by Dutch and Australian experts, reached the crash site of a Malaysian airliner in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, two weeks after the...
  • Israel looks for missing soldier; Hamas says he may have been killed

    Israel looks for missing soldier; Hamas says he may have been killed
    The armed wing of the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas said on Saturday it had no clear indication on the whereabouts of an Israeli soldier that Israel has accused it of abducting in the Gaza Strip, adding he may have been killed during an ambush....
  • Father of general slain in Afghanistan attack remembers his son

    Father of general slain in Afghanistan attack remembers his son
    The father of Major General Harold J. Greene on Wednesday described his son, killed in an Afghanistan insider attack a day earlier, as "unique to the military," a popular kid whose intellect led to his military success. In an interview at his home in...
  • Navy awards planning contract for USS George Washington

    Navy awards planning contract for USS George Washington
    The Navy has awarded a $49.6 million contract to the Newport News Shipbuilding division of Huntington Ingalls Industries to begin work on defueling the aircraft carrier USS George Washington. The contract is a necessary first step toward the anticipated...
  • Islamic State threatens major Iraqi dam, takes fight into Lebanon

    IRBIL, Iraq The Islamic State expanded two fronts Sunday, defeating Kurdish troops protecting a major dam, and, in Lebanon, attacking a series of army posts along the border with Syria. It was the worst spill over of fighting into Lebanon since the start...
  • Russia waging massive war games as Ukraine recovers more territory

    Russia waging massive war games as Ukraine recovers more territory
    Russia launched massive air-force exercises in territory along its border with Ukraine on Monday that will include air-to-ground firing practices and missile tests, the Defense Ministry announced in Moscow. The war games, coinciding with another buildup...