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  • Unprepared U.S. officials missed Baghdadi's likely al-Qaida connection during 2004 detention

    WASHINGTON When the U.S. military detained Abu Bakr al Baghdadi in Iraq in 2004, it was too inexperienced at dealing with suspected terrorists to know what kind of threat he potentially posed when it released him just 10 months later, those who worked...
  • North Korea Slams Seth Rogen-James Franco Comedy 'The Interview'

    North Korea is not amused by the upcoming James Franco-Seth Rogen comedy "The Interview." The regime has already condemned the film, which won't open until Oct. 10. Kim Myong-chol, executive director of the Centre for North Korea-U.S. Peace and an...
  • Sending U.S. soldiers back to Iraq

     Sending U.S. soldiers back to Iraq
    Most days an announcement that the U.S. will send up to 300 military advisers to noncombat duty in some far-off land wouldn't get much media mention or public attention. Small deployments happen with some frequency, and many Americans never get past the...
  • U.S. officials said to be pushing for the removal of Iraq's leader

    U.S. officials are actively pushing for the removal of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki and have held meetings with senior politicians who are angling to replace the embattled leader, according to Iraqi officials and a report Thursday. The U.S....
  • Obama sends U.S. military advisers to Iraq as battle rages over refinery

    Obama sends U.S. military advisers to Iraq as battle rages over refinery
    President Barack Obama said on Thursday he was sending up to 300 U.S. military advisers to Iraq but stressed the need for a political solution to the Iraqi crisis as government forces battled Sunni rebels for control of the country's biggest refinery....
  • Military prosecutors charge Bin Laden lieutenant with murder

    Military prosecutors charge Bin Laden lieutenant with murder
    After seven years in custody at Guantanamo Bay, a former top Al Qaeda commander and confidant of Osama bin Laden was arraigned Wednesday by U.S. military authorities there, pushing his case into the troubled military tribunal system. Abdul Hadi al-Iraqi...
  • U.S. should butt out of the Middle East [Commentary]

    U.S. should butt out of the Middle East [Commentary]
    The Middle East and Africa are a complex matrix of religious cultural, racial, ethnic, clan and tribal dynamics that have developed over 1,000 years of conflict. Scott Anderson wrote in his new book, "Lawrence in Arabia," that the first inept U.S....
  • Obama's Mideast airstrike refrain: 'And then what?'

    Obama's Mideast airstrike refrain: 'And then what?'
    Last fall, as President Obama weighed airstrikes against Syria, deliberations followed a clear pattern: The president solicited scores of options, planners returned with possibilities, and, according to people involved, Obama would reply with the same...
  • High school students give Naval Academy a test drive

    A few hundred high school juniors gathered in a ring around a hawk as it devoured a squirrel Tuesday morning at the Naval Academy. Brandishing their smartphones, the crowd groaned and cheered at the action. "Take a picture and move on," an academy...
  • U.S. 'advisors' will look like American boots on the ground to ISIS

    U.S. 'advisors' will look like American boots on the ground to ISIS
    Three hundred Spartans once held off the Persian hordes at Thermopylae. Can 300 Americans hold off the ISIS hordes in Iraq? President Obama obviously hopes so. He announced Thursday that up to 300 U.S. military advisors would be sent to Iraq to help...
  • Obama to send up to 300 advisors to 'train, advise and support' Iraq

    Obama to send up to 300 advisors to 'train, advise and support' Iraq
    President Obama said Thursday that he is prepared to send up to 300 U.S. military advisors to Iraq to help government security forces fend off the Islamic militants who have seized up to a third of the country. Speaking to the nation, Obama said the U....