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  • Trudy Rubin: Sooner than later, US will have to confront Islamic State fighters

    How do you deal with a hideous terrorist group that has morphed into a Mideast state with a huge war chest and an aggressive army and beheads an American journalist? Since the gruesome slaughter of James Foley, U.S. officials are debating whether the...
  • Experimental U.S. hypersonic weapon destroyed seconds after launch

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A hypersonic weapon being developed by the U.S. military was destroyed four seconds after its launch from a test range in Alaska early on Monday after controllers detected a problem with the system, the Pentagon said. The weapon is...
  • U.N. rights boss condemns 'widespread' Islamic State crimes in Iraq

    GENEVA (Reuters) - United Nations human rights chief Navi Pillay on Monday condemned "appalling, widespread" crimes being committed by Islamic State forces in Iraq, including mass executions of prisoners and "ethnic and religious cleansing". The...
  • Disney files patent applications to use drones in its theme parks

    Disney files patent applications to use drones in its theme parks
    Has Disney decided to go all in with the U.S. military’s anti-terrorism efforts? After all, why else would the company file patents to use drones? A closer look at Disney’s UAV [unmanned aerial vehicle] patent applications reveals language...
  • US sends mixed messages over potential military operations in Syria

    ISTANBUL The Syrian government on Monday warned the United States against launching unilateral attacks against the Islamic State extremist group on its territory, but Washington said it wouldn't seek the Assad regime's permission to defend American lives....
  • U.S. prepares military options in Syria against Islamic State

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is preparing military options, including surveillance flights, to pressure Islamic State in Syria, U.S. officials said on Monday, but they cautioned no decision had been made to expand U.S. action beyond the...
  • Arthur H. Garrison: It's important to understand reasons behind riots

    Arthur H. Garrison: It's important to understand reasons behind riots
    On Aug. 9, Michael Brown was killed by Darren Wilson, a white police officer, in Ferguson, Mo. As soon as the killing was made public, every politician, platitude, accusation, argument, justification, rationalization and defense that exists in these...
  • Family credits Qatar for securing U.S. journalist's release in Syria

    An American journalist and author who spent almost two years in the hands of Al Qaeda-linked captors in Syria was released Sunday after a successful negotiation for which his family credits the Qatari ruling family. Exactly what, if anything, was...
  • American writer held by Syrian militants freed after nearly 2 years

    WASHINGTON Al-Qaida's Syrian affiliate on Sunday unexpectedly freed an American writer from nearly two years of captivity after secret international negotiations for his release that were apparently led by Qatar. The Nusra Front may have freed Peter Theo...
  • Aug. 25 Letters: Same-sex marriage, Islamic State

    Equal treatment I was proud to see the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals overturn Virginia's ban on same-sex marriages. Contrary to the motto, Virginia has not always been "for lovers." In the case of Loving v. Virginia, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned...
  • Cuban doctors return to Guantanamo for 20th anniversary of rafter crisis

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba When Cuban doctors from Miami came to help 30,000 Cuban rafters held here, they found a hellish tent camp where people cut and burned themselves in hopes of being evacuated to U.S. hospitals. The doctors cringed when...