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  • Qatar's ties to militants complicate relations with U.S., neighbors

    Qatar's ties to militants complicate relations with U.S., neighbors
    Even in a part of the world where tangled alliances are as common as sweet tea, one would be hard-pressed to find a country where the same few sweltering square miles house the sprawling operations hub for a huge U.S.-led air war and provide plush...
  • How terrorist hackers are ruffling the U.S. military

    Pentagon officials have started calling retired generals to let them know that their home addresses, private emails and other personal information appeared in a document that was publicized globally by a group claiming to support the Islamic State....
  • Trudy Rubin: Displaced Syrian children are ripe for terrorist plucking

    While Europeans worry about those who have gone to Syria to train with ISIS, millions of Syrian children are at risk of becoming terrorist recruits. According to a 2014 report by UNICEF (the U.N. agency for children), at least three million children...
  • U.S. halts some counterterror efforts in Yemen

    U.S. halts some counterterror efforts in Yemen
    The Obama administration has been forced to suspend certain counterterrorism operations with Yemen in the aftermath of the collapse of its government, according to U.S. officials, a move that eases pressure on al-Qaida's most dangerous franchise....
  • Oviedo's war hero still waits for honor he deserves

     Oviedo's war hero still waits for honor he deserves
    Surely, when Army Sgt. 1st Class Alwyn "Al" Cashe awoke on Oct. 17, 2005, he couldn't have known that a test of valor awaited, and that he would ace the challenge with heroism. On routine patrol in Samarra, Iraq, a roadside bomb rocked the Bradley...
  • S. Fla. computer worker: I stole military secrets

    S. Fla. computer worker: I stole military secrets
    A South Florida man with a mysterious past pleaded guilty Friday to spying and immigration fraud, crimes committed while he worked as a government contractor on a U.S. military base in Honduras. Christopher Glenn, 34, of West Palm Beach, admitted he...
  • Tensions emerge between Iraq, US-led coalition in battle against Islamic State group

    Iraqi commanders heavily dependent on outside support to defeat the Islamic State group are increasingly voicing frustration over the U.S.-led coalition's efforts, complaining of miscommunication, failed deliveries of weapons, inadequate training and...
  • Kerry and Hagel: Iraq and US-led coalition have killed 1000s of IS fighters, half of leaders

    Kerry and Hagel: Iraq and US-led coalition have killed 1000s of IS fighters, half of leaders
    The U.S. and its allies sought to put a good face on the coalition's deliberate campaign to roll back the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria on Thursday, boasting of having killed thousands of militants while acknowledging that ousting the group from...
  • Hampton's Langley Air Force Base passed over for support center

    Hampton's Langley Air Force Base passed over for support center
    Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in Texas was chosen over Langley Air Force Base in Hampton to host the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center Headquarters (AFIMSC), the Air Force announced Wednesday. While it's a blow to plans that would have...
  • Bill to prevent veterans' suicides raises questions about funding

    WASHINGTON A bill to reduce suicides among veterans stalled in the Senate last month despite its heartrending cause and strong bipartisan support. Now it's on the verge of final passage thanks to the departure of its main critic. Veterans were infuriated...
  • With Yemen's president out, US ponders its campaign against al-Qaida

    WASHINGTON Yemen, for years a showpiece of U.S. counterterrorism efforts against the world's most active al-Qaida branch, plunged into a dark and uncertain period Thursday with the resignation of the president and his Cabinet after a militant takeover....