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  • Iraqi forces pause fighting in Tikrit to allow residents to leave

    Iraqi forces pause fighting in Tikrit to allow residents to leave
    Pro-government forces in Iraq that have besieged the militant-held city of Tikrit were at a standstill Monday, in what officials said was a deliberate hiatus designed to allow civilians to escape the city. In a joint news conference with the...
  • In film, Putin justifies Russia's seizure of Crimea last year

    In film, Putin justifies Russia's seizure of Crimea last year
    Russia was prepared to activate its nuclear arsenal a year ago when its troops secured the Crimean peninsula and eventually annexed it to the Russian Federation, President Vladimir Putin said in a broadcast aired Sunday. In the documentary-cum-...
  • Putin: Russia prepared raising nuclear readiness over Crimea

    Putin: Russia prepared raising nuclear readiness over Crimea
    Russia was ready to bring its nuclear weapons into a state of alert during last year's tensions over the Crimean Peninsula and the overthrow of Ukraine's president, President Vladimir Putin said in remarks aired on Sunday. Putin also expanded on a...
  • Putin: Russia prepared raising nuclear readiness over Crimea

    Russia was ready to bring its nuclear weapons into a state of alert during last year's tensions over the Crimean Peninsula and the overthrow of Ukraine's president, President Vladimir Putin said in remarks aired on Sunday. Putin also expanded on a...
  • Russia was prepared for nuclear standoff over Crimea: Putin

    Russia was prepared for nuclear standoff over Crimea: Putin
    Russian President Vladimir Putin said he was ready to put his country's nuclear forces on alert when he annexed Ukraine's Crimean peninsula last year in case of intervention by the U.S. and its allies. In a documentary about Russia's takeover of Crimea,...
  • Russia launches massive Arctic military drills

    The Russian military on Monday launched sweeping military maneuvers in the Arctic and other areas, a show of force ordered by President Vladimir Putin amid spiraling tensions with the West over Ukraine. The five-day Arctic drills involving 38,000...
  • Kurds probe two other possible Islamic State chemical weapons attacks

    Kurds probe two other possible Islamic State chemical weapons attacks
    Kurdish forces in Iraq are investigating two other possible chemical weapons attacks by the Islamic State group, a top official said Monday, as authorities put an Iraqi offensive to retake Saddam Hussein's hometown on hold. The two purported chemical...
  • Officials: US to keep more troops in Afghanistan into 2016

    The Obama administration is abandoning plans to cut the number of U.S. forces in Afghanistan to 5,500 by year's end, bowing to military leaders who want to keep more troops there, including many into the 2016 fighting season, U.S. officials say. While no...
  • Army plans 'listening session' on future of Fort Drum

    Fort Drum commanders, politicians and economic development officials say the base faces a serious threat as Pentagon brass tries to figure out how to reduce the Army's size by up to 70,000 additional soldiers, preparing for deep budget restraints....
  • Flight crew killed in Black Hawk training crash identified

    Members of a seasoned, Louisiana-based National Guard crew who died last week in a helicopter crash off the Florida coast had done tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan and participated in humanitarian missions after Gulf Coast hurricanes and in the...
  • Flight crew killed in Fla. military helicopter crash identified

    Flight crew killed in Fla. military helicopter crash identified
    Members of a seasoned, Louisiana-based National Guard crew who died last week in a helicopter crash off the Florida coast had done tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan and participated in humanitarian missions after Gulf Coast hurricanes and in the...