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  • Lawmakers question practice of giving military equipment to police

    Responding to public outcry over images of heavily armed police officers in Ferguson, Mo., last month, lawmakers called Tuesday for closer examination of federal programs that distribute military equipment to state and local law enforcement agencies....
  • Trudy Rubin: Islamic State threat too big to ignore

    Now that President Barack Obama has finally laid out a strategy to "degrade and destroy" the Islamic State, there are only two (very big) questions that matter: Is this strategy really necessary? And can it succeed? My answer to the first question is a...
  • Two Navy fighter jets crash in western Pacific; 1 pilot missing

    Two Navy fighter jets crash in western Pacific; 1 pilot missing
    Two Navy F/A-18 fighter jets crashed after taking off from the aircraft carrier Carl Vinson while operating at sea in the western Pacific Ocean. One of the pilots was quickly located and brought aboard the carrier for medical attention. Search efforts...
  • Reality impinges on Obama's Middle East strategy

    WASHINGTON -- The strategy President Obama has laid out to "degrade and ultimately destroy" the new Middle East terrorist peril reveals him as a man divided between combating the immediate threat and persevering in his determination get this country of "a...
  • After Russian tanks rolled in, an act of protest

    As Russian forces continue to make their presence felt in Ukraine, I think of the Czech student Jan Palach, who burned himself to death in a Prague square 45 years ago, a few months after Russian troops ended the 1968 "Prague Spring." The Czechs had no...
  • U.S. operation may only halt, not destroy, Islamic State, officers say

    U.S. operation may only halt, not destroy, Islamic State, officers say
    The military offensive ordered by President Obama against marauding Islamic State militants barely resembles the grinding ground war that the United States waged in Iraq from 2003 to 2011, but may prove just as tough to win. Rather than U.S. combat...
  • U.S., China security leaders spar over jet maneuvers

    BEIJING (Reuters) - Top U.S. and China security officials disagreed this week over what the United States said was China's intercept of a U.S. Navy patrol plane near the southern island province of Hainan. U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice, on...
  • Congress expected to avoid vote on military action in Iraq, Syria

    President Obama on Tuesday began a bid to convince congressional leaders — and the American people — of his strategy to defeat Islamic militants. But partisan divisions and political sensitivities in Congress make it unlikely lawmakers will...
  • Laurie Garrett: Public health officials knew Ebola was coming but they messed up anyway

    Laurie Garrett: Public health officials knew Ebola was coming but they messed up anyway
    World, you still just don't get it. The Ebola epidemic that is raging across West Africa, killing more than half its victims, will not be conquered with principles of global solidarity and earnest appeals. It will not be stopped with dribbling funds,...
  • Obama's attack plan for ISIS differs from Iraq War strategy

    Obama's attack plan for ISIS differs from Iraq War strategy
    The military offensive ordered by President Obama against marauding Islamic State militants barely resembles the grinding ground war that the United States waged in Iraq from 2003 to 2011 — but may prove just as tough to win. Rather than U.S....
  • Obama leads U.S. in remembrance of September 11 victims

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Led by President Barack Obama, Americans commemorated the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on Thursday by observing moments of silence for the thousands killed that day at New York City's World Trade Center, the...