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  • A CT Filmmaker Explores the Korean War

    A CT Filmmaker Explores the Korean War
    Sixty years have now passed since the shooting stopped on the Korean Peninsula. The body count remains stunning. More than 36,000 dead American soldiers; another 103,000 wounded, according to the U.S. Department of Defense. South Korean military...
  • AP ANALYSIS: US on sidelines of key Iraqi battle against IS

    Iranian-backed Shiite militias and Sunni tribes have joined Iraq's military in a major operation to retake Saddam Hussein's hometown from the Islamic State group, while the U.S.-led coalition has remained on the sidelines. The campaign for Tikrit is a...
  • Pentagon calls Mosul briefing a mistake by CentCom

    A U.S. military officer's media briefing about plans for an Iraqi-led ground offensive in Mosul, including its expected timing, amounted to a mistaken disclosure of "military secrets," Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Tuesday. The briefer, whose...
  • If you go: WGC-Cadillac Championship

    If you go: WGC-Cadillac Championship
    When: Thursday through Sunday. Gates open at 7:30 a.m. for practice rounds on Wednesday. Gates open at 9 a.m. Thursday and Friday and at 7:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Where: The par-72, 7,481-yard Blue Monster at Trump National Doral, 4400 NW 87th Ave....
  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EST

    Cheered by Congress, Netanyahu denounces nuclear deal with Tehran; Obama sternly retorts In a direct challenge to the White House, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stood before Congress on Tuesday and bluntly warned the U.S. that an emerging...
  • Dempsey says Iranian hand in Iraq could turn out well

    Iran's direct support for an Iraqi push to dislodge the Islamic State group from the northern city of Tikrit could turn out to be "a positive thing" if it does not inflame sectarian tensions, the top U.S. general said Tuesday. The statement by Gen....
  • USS Cole defense lawyers want entire Senate 'Torture Report'

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba Defense lawyers for a former CIA captive awaiting a death-penalty trial as the alleged mastermind of the USS Cole bombing asked the judge Tuesday to secure a U.S. government copy of the full so-called "Torture Report" before...
  • Hebron resident Sean Connolly to lead the Department of Veterans' Affairs

    Hebron resident Sean Connolly to lead the Department of Veterans' Affairs
    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy recently announced the nomination of Lt. Colonel Sean Connolly of Hebron to serve as Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Veterans' Affairs. Connolly currently works with Pratt and Whitney as the global ethics and compliance...
  • Iraqi forces, Iranian militias launch key attack on Islamic State

    Iraqi forces, Iranian militias launch key attack on Islamic State
    Thousands of Iraqi troops backed by Iranian-trained Shiite Muslim militias pushed north Monday toward Tikrit, Iraq, marking a major offensive to wrest control of the strategic and heavily symbolic city from the militant group Islamic State. The attack,...
  • Iraq launches operation to retake Tikrit from Islamic State

    Backed by Iranian-supported Shiite militias, Iraqi forces launched a large-scale offensive Monday to retake Saddam Hussein's hometown from the Islamic State group, the first in a series of campaigns to try to reclaim large parts of northern Iraq from...
  • Syria's civil war linked partly to drought, global warming

    The conflict that has torn Syria apart can be traced, in part, to a record drought worsened by global warming, a new study says. In what scientists say is one of the most detailed and strongest connections between violence and human-caused climate...