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  • Ferguson highlights police use of military gear and tactics

    FERGUSON, Mo. The focus on continuing protests here turned Thursday toward paramilitary tactics and equipment that critics even among some law enforcement leaders say have provoked violence from the crowds. Calls for St. Louis County and Ferguson...
  • Obama: 'We broke the ISIL siege'

    Obama: 'We broke the ISIL siege'
    U.S. President Barack Obama said on Thursday the Islamist militant siege of Iraq's Mount Sinjar had been broken and most U.S. military personnel sent to assess the situation would be pulled out of Iraq in coming days. He told reporters he did not...
  • Aid officials warn it's too soon to declare Yazidi mission accomplished

    IRBIL, Iraq Humanitarian aid workers warned Thursday that it was too soon to declare the U.S. mission to aid Yazidi refugees in northern Iraq a success, noting that at least 100,000 residents who fled the Islamic State's capture of Sinjar now crowd cities...
  • U.S. put more scrutiny on arms transfers to Israel during Gaza crisis

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration, which urged Israel do more to prevent civilian casualties in its conflict with Hamas militants, placed U.S. arms shipments to Israel under greater scrutiny during the Gaza crisis, the U.S. State...
  • Guantanamo judge weighs separate trial for 9/11 suspect

    FORT MEADE Md. (Reuters) - A U.S. military war crimes tribunal heard arguments on Thursday on whether to order a separate trial for a Saudi man charged with helping organize and finance the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States. Mustafa Ahmed al-...
  • 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...
  • U.S. airstrikes helped, but Kurds from Syria turned tide against Islamic State

    GWER, Iraq Victory, they say, has many fathers, and as Kurdish peshmerga militia pushed Islamic State forces from a string of towns near Irbil Sunday and Monday, it was easy to cite two: accurate airstrikes by U.S. aircraft that eliminated artillery...
  • Militarized police cause concerns

    Militarized police cause concerns
    The images last week of standoffs in Ferguson, Mo., look like something out of a war zone, with police officers using Humvees, tear gas and M4 rifles against protests sparked by the shooting of an unarmed teen in the St. Louis suburb. The scenes...
  • Army judge orders solo hearing for alleged 9/11 plotter at Guant�namo

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba The military judge in charge of the Sept. 11 terrorism trial has decided to start this week's pretrial hearings with just one of the alleged plotters, Ramzi bin al Shibh, at the war court on Monday. At issue: The Pentagon...
  • 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...