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  • House GOP wants more oversight of Obama's request to arm Syrians

    House GOP wants more oversight of Obama's request to arm Syrians
    Facing skepticism in Congress over a White House request to arm Syrian rebels in the fight against Islamic State militants, House Republican leaders Monday unveiled a revised proposal that beefs up congressional oversight in hopes of winning bipartisan...
  • Tampa woman can pursue part of lawsuit over Petraeus scandal leak

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Tampa, Florida woman can proceed with part of an invasion of privacy lawsuit against the U.S. government over leaks to the media about her connection to a scandal over former CIA Director David Petraeus' extramarital affair, a...
  • Obama's request to arm Syrians faces skepticism before Congress votes

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama's request for Congress to authorize the training and equipping of Syrian rebels seemed a modest piece of the administration's new offensive against Islamic State militants. But it has proved to be anything but easy as...
  • No court-martial for nurse who refused to give forced-feeding at Guantanamo

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba A Navy commander has chosen not to court-martial a nurse who refused to conduct forced feedings of hunger strikers this summer and has instead asked a board to determine whether the nurse should be allowed to stay in the U....
  • Hampton Roads could become commercial hub for drone industry

    Hampton Roads could become commercial hub for drone industry
    In Hampton Roads, the word "drone" has usually referred to unmanned military aircraft. But given shrinking defense budgets, local companies would like to take this technology to U.S. commercial markets. Businesses want to use drones — unmanned...
  • Arab nations offering airstrikes against Islamic State, Kerry says

    Arab nations offering airstrikes against Islamic State, Kerry says
    Several Arab nations have offered to launch airstrikes on Islamic State militants, giving a boost to the Obama administration's efforts to knit a coalition of allies for the promised U.S.-led offensive against the Sunni extremist group, Secretary of State...
  • Syria's 'moderate' rebels say they need weapons, not training

    JEDDAH Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - As President Barack Obama knits together an international coalition to take its campaign against Islamic State from Iraq into Syria, fighters like Ammar al-Wawi could make the difference. If he had the chance, he says. He...
  • Cuts to defense budget threatened by battle against Islamic State

    Members of Congress and the White House anticipated a peace dividend by winding down America's foreign wars, closing bases and shedding tens of thousands of troops. But President Obama's new, open-ended strategy to confront Islamic State fighters in...
  • Obama to visit Florida for ISIS battle plan briefing

    Obama to visit Florida for ISIS battle plan briefing
    President Barack Obama will visit U.S. Central Command, headquartered at MacDill Air Force Base, on Wednesday for a briefing from his commanders on battle plans against the Sunni insurgent group Islamic State. "As we implement the President's strategy...
  • What LAUSD is doing with its military-surplus grenade launchers and assault rifles

    What LAUSD is doing with its military-surplus grenade launchers and assault rifles
    So how about the curious finding that the Los Angeles Unified School District has taken possession of Pentagon military surplus that included 61 M16 assault rifles, three grenade launchers and a mine-resistant protective vehicle? (Almost makes you want to...
  • Obama applauds Iraqi leader's unity goals as key to beating militants

    President Obama welcomed the formation of a new Iraqi government on Monday, embracing the promise of collaboration among the country's deeply divided factions as key to his strategy for defeating the Islamic State terrorist group. Obama talked to...