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  • NATO reports sighting Russian tanks moving into Ukraine

    KIEV NATO said Wednesday that it has sighted Russian troops and heavy weapons entering Ukraine, while the government in Kiev said that it was again preparing for war in the country's east. NATO reported seeing columns of Russian tanks, artillery and...
  • Veterans remembered at area parades, ceremonies

     Veterans remembered at area parades, ceremonies
    Military veterans and politicians packed into the city's annual Veterans Day ceremony at Soldier Field, calling on Chicagoans to work to make sure people who have served in the armed forces have jobs and places to live. The event served as a chance...
  • May the 3rd Battle of Fallujah be the last

    As the nation honors all of those who have fought in its wars this week, the veterans of Fallujah deserve a special place in our memory. It was 10 years ago that Marines and soldiers engaged in the toughest fighting Americans have seen since the Battle of...
  • Veterans Day events

    Veterans Day events
    Newport News World War I exhibit. Nov. 9, 1 p.m., the Virginia War Museum, 9285 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, opens a new exhibit, "Artillery on the Western Front: The Meuse-Argonne Offensive 1918," which marks the 100th anniversary of World War I with...
  • WWII hero Melvin Baron awarded honorary diploma

    WWII hero Melvin Baron awarded honorary diploma
    Moodus lost a son 70 years ago, and on Saturday, Nov. 8, his friends, neighbors and those who just wanted to pay their respects came together at Hadlyme Congregational Church on Rte. 82 to honor his memory. Included in that group were members of the...
  • Readers reflect on Veterans Day

    Readers reflect on Veterans Day
    Thanks for sacrifice A few weeks ago, I was honored to be in the audience listening to a young soldier who was wounded in service. He was speaking of the partnership between Wounded Warrior Project and Canine Companions. I was so moved by his story that...
  • Obama calls U.S. troop boost in Iraq 'new phase': CBS interview

    Obama calls U.S. troop boost in Iraq 'new phase': CBS interview
    President Barack Obama said his decision to double the number of U.S. military advisers in Iraq marked a new phase in the campaign against Islamic State and was not an indication his strategy in the region had failed. Obama, in an interview on CBS' "Face...
  • Iraqi military, bolstered by Shiite militias, poised to attack idled oil refinery

    IRBIL, Iraq A mix of Iraqi security forces and Shiite militias aligned with the government are poised to attempt to break the Islamic State's five-month siege on Iraq's largest oil refinery after a series of military gains along the country's main north-...
  • U.S. airstrikes target Islamic State leaders in Iraq, destroy convoy

    The U.S. carried out airstrikes that targeted a gathering of Islamic State leaders in northern Iraq, military officials said Saturday. U.S. Central Command, which oversees military operations in the Middle East, confirmed that warplanes destroyed a 10-...
  • Iraqi forces prepare to try to break insurgent siege of Baiji refinery

    Iraqi military forces reached the center of the northern city of Baiji on Sunday to try to break an Islamic State siege of the country's biggest refinery nearby, according to an army colonel and a witness. Islamic State insurgents seized Baiji and...
  • 1,500 More U.S. Troops To Be Deployed To Iraq

    WASHINGTON — The Pentagon will send up to 1,500 additional troops to Iraq, more than doubling the size of the U.S. force assisting Iraqi and Kurdish troops battling Islamic State militants, the White House announced Friday. For the first time since...