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  • U.S. military struggles to preserve options in Islamic State fight

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As America re-engages with Iraq and deepens its involvement in the region's web of sectarian conflicts, the Pentagon has made a practical assessment of the brutal job of stabilizing Baghdad: in the future, U.S. forces may be needed on the front lines.
  • In Iraq, closing the gap between Obama's goal and means

    Discordant notes from the Obama administration last week were widely interpreted as a collision between a war-weary president and a gung-ho military. And it was easy to see why. President Obama ordered airstrikes against Islamic State militants, but...

    Obama vows U.S. will not fight another ground war in Iraq

    Obama vows U.S. will not fight another ground war in Iraq
    President Barack Obama vowed on Wednesday the United States will not fight another ground war in Iraq, seeking to reassure Americans about the level of U.S. involvement after a top general suggested combat troops could be deployed against Islamic State...

    Ukraine crisis may solve NATO's 'identity crisis'

    World leaders, diplomats and experts have often fretted about the future of NATO and whether the end of its mission in Afghanistan would also be the end of its relevance. But as 60 leaders, including President Obama, converge on Cardiff, Wales, this...

    Judge signals he may order more Abu Ghraib photos released

    Judge signals he may order more Abu Ghraib photos released
    A federal judge signaled on Wednesday he may order the U.S. government to release as many as 2,000 photographs depicting the alleged harsh treatment of detainees in U.S. custody at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq and other sites. U.S. District Judge Alvin...