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  • Iraqi soldiers describe heavy losses as Islamic State overruns camp

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi soldiers described on Monday how Islamic State fighters inflicted heavy losses in a chaotic raid on a military base just an hour's drive from Baghdad, highlighting the jihadists' ability to attack high-profile targets despite U....
  • Obama may resist ground war but escalation may be logical

    President Obama is adamant that the war against the Islamic State will not escalate to the use of U.S. ground troops. But the more I see and hear of his strategy, the more I fear that "mission creep" — even if the president resists it — is...
  • Australia says jets to help with air strikes against Islamic State

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Australia's defense minister David Johnston said on Monday during a visit to Baghdad that his country's fighter jets will play a part in U.S.-led air strikes on Islamic State positions in Iraq. Johnston told reporters that up to...
  • Mexico agrees to investigate mass killing by army

    Shortly after the Mexican army killed 22 people in what it described as a fierce gun battle with an armed gang, the governor of the state where the incident occurred praised the military for its actions. The army has courageously and tirelessly...
  • Analysis: Triumph of anti-American rebels in Yemen raises questions about Obama's claims of success

    LONDON For roughly two years, the Obama administration has hailed Yemen as a rare U.S. success story in the Middle East. The internationally brokered transition from the longtime rule of President Ali Abdullah Saleh to the current government of...
  • More Ukrainian soldiers killed, Poroshenko defends peace plan

    More Ukrainian soldiers killed, Poroshenko defends peace plan
    KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine reported more deaths among its troops and separatists on Sunday despite a ceasefire, but President Petro Poroshenko defended his peace plan, saying a military solution was no option and Western support could have been at risk....
  • Stephen Mihm: Air Force removes God from chain of command

    Stephen Mihm: Air Force removes God from chain of command
    Score one for the secular humanists. The U.S. Air Force announced this week that it is dropping the "So help me, God" coda to its oath of enlistment. The phrase will also no longer be mandatory in oaths administered when officers are commissioned. The...
  • U.S. won't telegraph when Syria strikes will begin: Rice

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ten days after President Barack Obama said he had authorized U.S. air strikes against Islamic State targets in Syria, the White House gave no sign on Friday that attacks were imminent as he prepared to meet world leaders at the...
  • Hampton Roads academic experts weigh in on strikes against Islamic State

    Hampton Roads academic experts weigh in on strikes against Islamic State
    As a United States-led coalition launched military strikes against the Islamic State group Tuesday, professors at local universities with experience in foreign policy and defense weighed in on the volatile situation in the Middle East. The U.S. and five...
  • F-22 Raptors make combat debut in Syrian assault

    F-22 Raptors make combat debut in Syrian assault
    The Air Force's F-22 Raptor made its combat debut in U.S.-led airstrikes overnight Monday aimed at the Islamic State and other militant groups in Syria. Pentagon officials confirmed Tuesday that the stealth fighter jet was used in the second of three...
  • Obama's request to arm Syrians faces skepticism before Congress votes

    President 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 skeptical lawmakers...