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  • Widow fights Army ruling of Green Beret's death as overdose

    Debbie Venetz heard the doorbell ring and saw those familiar Army boots as she peeked through the window onto her front steps. Her husband, Sgt. 1st Class Anthony Venetz, was back from Afghanistan, in time for their daughter's seventh birthday party the...
  • Obama's strategy against Islamic State

    Remarks as Delivered: My fellow Americans, tonight I want to speak to you about what the United States will do with our friends and allies to degrade and ultimately destroy the terrorist group known as ISIL. As Commander-in-Chief, my highest...
  • READER SUBMITTED: CT Veterans Parade Seeking Vets & Active Personnel

    Calling all U.S. veterans and active military personnel from across Connecticut. The "2014 Connecticut Veterans Parade" is seeking participants for this year's colorful statewide parade!. The 15th annual procession will step off on Sunday, Nov. 2 at 12:30...
  • Russia successfully tests nuclear missile, more planned: navy chief

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia carried out a successful test of its new Bulava intercontinental nuclear missile on Wednesday and will perform two more test launches in October and November, the head of its naval forces said. The armed forces have boosted...
  • Villagers in Ukraine cope with horrors of downed plane and fighting

    Villagers in Ukraine cope with horrors of downed plane and fighting
    When bodies from doomed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 fell from the sky and landed in this southeastern Ukrainian village in July, Ivan Savin knew the disaster would bring more problems. It took three days for emergency workers to remove the decaying...
  • Ahead of speech, Obama briefs Congress on Islamic State strategy

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama told leaders of Congress on Tuesday that he did not need for them to authorize his strategy to fight Islamic State, ahead of a speech to Americans that may herald expanded operations against the group in Iraq and...
  • Syrian forces win battle with rebels in Hama

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army said on Friday it had taken control of a town northwest of Hama where the Nusra Front had been massing forces, dealing a blow to the al Qaeda-linked group that has been trying to open new fronts after losing ground to...
  • Obama strategy in Iraq, Syria hinges on long shots

    Obama strategy in Iraq, Syria hinges on long shots
    As the United States pivots back onto a war footing in the Middle East, President Obama's strategy is rooted in at least three basic assumptions, all of them highly questionable. In his prime-time speech Wednesday, Obama envisioned the emergence of a...
  • Ukraine accuses Russia of 'open aggression' as rebels advance

    KIEV/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko accused Russia on Monday of "direct and open aggression" which he said had radically changed the battlefield balance as Kiev's forces suffer major reverses in the war with pro-Moscow...
  • Putin blames Kiev for refusing talks with eastern separatists: agency

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin blamed Kiev's leadership on Monday for refusing to enter into direct political talks with eastern Ukrainian separatists, who he said were pushing government troops away from their current positions....
  • Ukraine's Poroshenko accuses Russia of launching 'direct and open aggression'

    Ukraine's Poroshenko accuses Russia of launching 'direct and open aggression'
    KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko accused Russia on Monday of launching "direct and open aggression" which he said had radically changed the balance on the battlefield against Kiev in its fight against pro-Russian separatists. "Direct...