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  • Obama authorizes 1,500 additional U.S. troops for deployment to Iraq

    Obama authorizes 1,500 additional U.S. troops for deployment to Iraq
    President Obama has approved sending up to 1,500 more troops to Iraq, roughly doubling the number of U.S. forces on the ground helping Iraqi and Kurdish forces battle the militant group Islamic State, U.S. officials said on Friday. Obama's decision...
  • Pentagon to double U.S. force in Iraq to help fight Islamic State

    The Pentagon will send up to 1,500 additional troops to Iraq, more than doubling the size of the U.S. force assisting Iraqi and Kurdish troops battling Islamic State militants, the White House said Friday. For the first time since U.S. troops returned...
  • Republican control of Congress could mean more military spending

    With Republican majorities now assured in both houses of Congress, Pentagon spending is likely to grow to cope with national security threats around the globe. The White House announced Friday that it would request $5.6 billion in additional funds...
  • Bill Clinton Predicts 'Boogie Dance' in Washington After Republican Senate Win

    Former President Bill Clinton weighed in Friday on the results of Tuesday's midterm elections, suggesting that Congress and the White House can still "get things done" and reflecting on his experience working with a divided government during a period of...
  • Judge upholds force-feeding of Guantanamo hunger striker awaiting transfer

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba A federal judge has refused to intervene in the force-feeding of a hunger-striking prisoner awaiting his transfer from the U.S. prison for terrorism suspects, declaring that U.S. military medical staff do not show...
  • Defense Department event gives hope to loved ones of POWs, MIAs

    Defense Department event gives hope to loved ones of POWs, MIAs
    Despite having never met her uncle, Army Sgt. Frank Torigian, Glenda Frese has spent the last 15 years trying to bring his remains home from their unknown resting place in North Korea. Torigian went missing, and ultimately died, during the Korean War...
  • Bush administration's chemical weapons cover-up reignites old argument

    WASHINGTON -- The New York Times report that the George W. Bush administration discovered old chemical bombs and rockets in Iraq and withheld the knowledge "from troops it sent into harm's way" is an echo of the discussion over alleged new weapons of mass...
  • Ramped-up air strikes stall Islamic State advance in Syria

    Ramped-up air strikes stall Islamic State advance in Syria
    Two days of heavy air strikes by U.S. warplanes have slowed an advance by Islamic State militants against Kurdish forces defending the Syrian border town of Kobani. Turkish and U.S. officials said last week that Islamic State was on the verge of...
  • Obama says he might consider appointing 'czar' to oversee Ebola fight

    President Obama said Thursday evening that he may consider imposing a ban on travel to Ebola outbreak areas and appointing an Ebola “czar,” but that for now he is focused on screening travelers for the disease. Obama said he is worried a...
  • Islamic State steps up bombings in Baghdad

    Islamic State steps up bombings in Baghdad
    While an international military effort has focused on Islamic State advances in northern Syria and in Anbar province in western Iraq, the extremists have stepped up their terrorist attacks in the Iraqi capital. A series of car bombings struck Baghdad'...
  • North Korea's release of Ohio man fuels hope for 2 other Americans

    North Korea's release of Ohio man fuels hope for 2 other Americans
    Jeffrey E. Fowle, an American imprisoned in North Korea for six months, was freed Tuesday in an unexpected move that raised hope for the release of two other Americans. Fowle, 56, an Ohio municipal worker who was arrested after leaving a Bible in a...