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  • Obama says Yazidi mission accomplished; Maliki agrees to step down

    IRBIL, Iraq President Barack Obama declared Thursday that U.S. military actions in northern Iraq had broken what he called the siege of a desolate mountain range where tens of thousands of refugees had fled after the Islamic State captured the nearby city...
  • Robert H. Scales: Airstrikes against Islamic State will lose effectiveness

    Robert H. Scales: Airstrikes against Islamic State will lose effectiveness
    In the winter of 1951, President Dwight Eisenhower reluctantly allowed the French army to employ American napalm against the Viet Minh at the Battle of Vinh Yen. The effect was electric. Enemy soldiers were petrified: "The bomb falls closely behind us,...
  • U.S.: Iraqi refugees' condition much improved; 114,000 meals dropped

    U.S.: Iraqi refugees' condition much improved; 114,000 meals dropped
    The Pentagon said Wednesday that airdrops of food and water, airstrikes on Islamic militants and other efforts had helped dramatically improve the plight of thousands of people sheltering on a bleak mountaintop in northern Iraq, making an urgent rescue...
  • Slain U.S. Maj. Gen. Harold Greene remembered for brilliance, humor

    The two-star U.S. Army general who was killed in Afghanistan in an insider attack Tuesday was a native of upstate New York who held three advanced degrees from USC and whom colleagues described as a family man and a brilliant logistician with a quick...
  • Prepare for a long war against the Islamic State

    The hawks (including me) were wrong about a lot, but some got one thing right. It's going to be a long war. In the early days after 9/11 there was a lot of talk about a "clash of civilizations" and a long "existential struggle" facing the West. I once...
  • Leaving Iraq was Obama's biggest foreign policy mistake [Letter]

    Leaving Iraq was Obama's biggest foreign policy mistake [Letter]
    I read with tears in my eyes and an aching heart that President Barack Obama has ordered airstrikes against ISIS militants in Iraq while vowing that no American combat troops will be sent back to the region and that he will not allow the U.S. to be...
  • Ukraine crisis sends NATO 'back to basics'

    PARIS (Reuters) - More than two decades after the collapse of the Soviet Union brought an end to the Cold War, Ukraine's crisis is driving the U.S.-led defense alliance back to its original purpose: To protect its members against a perceived Russian...
  • Education briefs

    Fleming Back-to-school event Aug. 23 Anne Arundel County Public Schools will host students, families and community members through an event designed to connect students and parents with resources and information as the opening of school nears. The...
  • US advisers pay first visit to Sinjar mountains as plan begins for rescue

    IRBIL, Iraq The United States and its European, Iraqi and Kurdish allies stepped up planning Wednesday for an expanded mission to rescue thousands of refugees stranded in the mountains of northern Iraq in a development that could bring U.S. troops...
  • Russia says no military personnel in Ukraine relief convoy: Pentagon

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu told U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel that no Russian military personnel were involved in a humanitarian convoy bound for Ukraine, the Pentagon said on Friday. Hagel sought clarification...
  • Will letter from accused 9/11 mastermind get to Obama?

    GUANTANAMO NAVY BASE, Cuba Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the man who once bragged that he ran the Sept. 11 terror attacks "from A to Z," has written President Barack Obama about his views on the situation in Gaza and other current events. But the military has...