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  • Top Iraqi Shiite religious leader calls for military coordination

    Top Iraqi Shiite religious leader calls for military coordination
    Iraq's top Shiite cleric issued a call on Friday for pro-government militias to coordinate their efforts with the state, two days after a major government offensive against Islamic State militants recommenced. Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani, speaking...
  • U.S. finds itself on both sides at once in Middle East

    The battle for dominance in the Middle East draws on ancient enmity between the Shiite and Sunni branches of Islam, but what drives it is a thoroughly modern struggle for power between Iran and the Arab monarchies led by Saudi Arabia. Now the United...
  • Kaine now top Democrat on Senate panel

    Kaine now top Democrat on Senate panel
    Sen. Kaine has been named the top Democrat on a key panel of the Senate Armed Services Committee. The Subcommittee on Readiness deals with resources for shipyards, military construction projects and whether bases should be shifted or closed. Overall, it...
  • McCain on Ford-class carriers: $12B 'simply too expensive'

    McCain on Ford-class carriers: $12B 'simply too expensive'
    Sen. John McCain took aim at the Ford-class aircraft carrier program Tuesday, telling Navy leaders that Congress should work to "reduce cost and increase competition" in the program. "Twelve billion dollars or more for one ship is simply too expensive,"...
  • After U.S. airstrikes, Iraq troops start final push for Tikrit

    After U.S. airstrikes, Iraq troops start final push for Tikrit
    Iraqi troops started the final phase of an offensive to recapture Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit on Thursday, a military official said, just hours after the United States launched airstrikes on the Islamic State-held city. The push, however, is...
  • Pro-Iraqi government forces push Tikrit offensive after U.S. airstrikes

    Pro-Iraqi government forces push Tikrit offensive after U.S. airstrikes
    Pro-Iraqi government forces Thursday relaunched their offensive to remove Islamic State extremists from the city of Tikrit shortly after U.S. airstrikes requested by the country’s officials hit the area. The offensive, which began early this month...
  • U.S. warplanes launch airstrikes against Islamic State in Tikrit, Iraq

    U.S. warplanes launch airstrikes against Islamic State in Tikrit, Iraq
    U.S. warplanes began conducting airstrikes in Tikrit on Wednesday after the Iraqi government requested assistance with a stalled offensive to retake the militant-held city, officials said. "I can confirm that the government of Iraq has requested...
  • Rachel Marsden: Is America tough enough to deal with modern threats?

    PARIS -- The Green Berets need to throw more tea parties, don't you think? The federal government is requesting public-sector proposals from contractors to train U.S. Special Forces in ethnography and cultural work. That includes, according to the...
  • Obama's Afghan exit

    President Barack Obama bowed to the reality on the ground this week when he announced the U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan won't be completed by the end of this year as planned. Mr. Obama once hoped to cut the 9,800 remaining U.S. troops in...
  • Joel Moskowitz dies at 75; his ceramic body armor protected U.S. troops

    Joel Moskowitz dies at 75; his ceramic body armor protected U.S. troops
    Joel Moskowitz, a manufacturer whose lightweight ceramic inserts for body armor protected tens of thousands of U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, has died. He was 75. Moskowitz, who turned a $5,000 nest egg into a company that sold for $860 million in...
  • Smarter spending at the Pentagon would satisfy defense and deficit hawks

    Smarter spending at the Pentagon would satisfy defense and deficit hawks
    The Pentagon wants more money. But the politics of Pentagon spending have gotten so contorted that it's hard to know who the important players are, much less how much money the department is likely to get when this year's budget wrangling is finally over....