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  • White House grapples with limits of air campaign in Iraq and Syria

    As warplanes from the U.S. and the United Arab Emirates pounded Islamic State fighters near the Syrian city of Kobani for a third day, the U.S.-led military campaign began running up against the limits of what air power can accomplish. "Airstrikes alone...
  • Around Town: Examining issue of civil-military divide

    Last week, Joe Puglia addressed in his column the incident where President Obama saluted two Marines with a latte in his right hand. As if the salute were not enough, the video of the salute was uploaded to Instagram by a White House staffer, who...
  • Reader feedback Oct. 8: Same-sex marriage in Virginia, business returns to York, soldiers to help combat Ebola outbreak

    Same-sex couples apply for marriage licenses in state Same-sex marriage is now taking place in Virginia for the first time in the state's more than 400-year history, after the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up the issue. In a surprise...
  • Iraq news reports say 18 civilians killed in strike aimed at militants

    Iraqi news outlets reported Monday that at least 18 civilians, mostly women and children, were killed in an airstrike on a town under siege by fighters from the extremist group Islamic State. The reports said that the U.S.-led coalition conducted the...
  • Stark choices face Beijing over military involvement on Hong Kong streets

    Stark choices face Beijing over military involvement on Hong Kong streets
    Major General Tan Benhong, the commander of the People's Liberation Army in Hong Kong, was a picture of uniformed calm as he shared champagne toasts with Chinese officials on Wednesday at local celebrations marking China's national day. The streets...
  • Want to beat Islamic State? Try the Afghan model, circa 2001

     Want to beat Islamic State? Try the Afghan model, circa 2001
    President Obama, who swept to power in 2008 in part on his promise to pull U.S. troops out of Iraq, is clearly a reluctant warrior. His concern about getting involved in "mission creep" in the deserts of Iraq, where nearly 4,500 troops have died, recently...
  • Islamic State beheads British hostage; captive from Indiana threatened

    Islamic State beheads British hostage; captive from Indiana threatened
    WASHINGTON/BEIRUT - Islamic State militants fighting in Iraq and Syria posted a video on Friday that appeared to show the beheading of British aid worker Alan Henning, triggering condemnation by the British and U.S. governments. The footage on YouTube,...
  • Bad cops have to go [Commentary]

    Bad cops have to go [Commentary]
    Violations of civil rights by the Baltimore City Police Department are at best a callous disregard for the rights of citizens; at worst, they are criminal. They are also horrendously expensive for the city's taxpayers. More than $20 million has been...
  • Ukraine cease-fire unraveling; 11 killed at schoolyard and bus stop

    At least 11 adults were killed in Ukraine on Wednesday when artillery shells struck a schoolyard and bus stop in suburban Donetsk on the belated first day of school for the city at the center of a pro-Russia rebellion against rule from Kiev, Russian and...
  • Kurdish Iraqi forces take border town from Islamic State

    Kurdish Iraqi forces take border town from Islamic State
    Iraqi Kurdish forces have captured a strategic town along the border with Syria as part of an offensive against Islamist militants in northern Iraq, the Kurdish military command said Tuesday. Kurdish troops known as peshmerga overran Rabia, a border...
  • Pact with Afghanistan [Editorial]

    Pact with Afghanistan  [Editorial]
    The signing of a long-delayed bilateral security agreement between the U.S. and Afghanistan today means the U.S. won't again find itself in the same situation it faced two years ago in Iraq, where the failure to reach a similar accord precipitated the...