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  • Communication errors cited in friendly-fire deaths in Afghanistan

    Communication errors by troops on the ground and in the air led to the deaths of five American soldiers and one Afghan during a June battle with insurgents in southern Afghanistan, a Pentagon investigation concluded in a report released Thursday. In one...
  • 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...
  • Army chief holds off generals seeking Pakistan PM's ouster

    ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Weeks of mounting anti-government protests in Pakistan had been enough to convince five of the powerful army's 11 Corps Commanders that it was time for them to step in and force embattled Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to resign....
  • 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...
  • Canada to send military advisers to help Iraq counter Islamic State

    OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada will deploy military officials to Iraq to advise government forces fending off an insurgency by Islamic State militants, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Friday, as the U.S. announced a coalition with a similar mission. The...
  • 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...
  • NATO pledges money to help Ukraine, meets Friday on new bases

    CARDIFF, Wales The U.S. and its European allies plan another round of sanctions against Russia if President Vladimir Putin doesn't withdraw thousands of troops from Ukraine. The threat of additional economic punishments came as Ukrainian President...
  • Syrian raids kill eighteen Islamic State foreign jihadists

    AMMAN (Reuters) - Eighteen foreign fighters from the Islamic State, including an American jihadist, were killed in a Syrian air raid on a town near the militant group's main stronghold city of Raqqa in eastern Syria, a human rights monitoring group said...
  • 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...