| Oct 6, 2014
| 4:50 PM
From the sky, U.S. warplanes have been dropping bombs to impede the advance of militant Islamist fighters on the Syrian border city of Kobani.
On the ground nearby, a formidable array of Turkish tanks and troops appears to be the best-positioned force...
| Oct 5, 2014
| 5:03 AM
Kurdish forces battled overnight with Islamists trying to seize a hill overlooking a Syrian border town with Turkey as U.S.-led coalition warplanes carried out raids on the militants, a Kurdish official and a monitoring group said on Sunday. A...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 4:39 PM
Three days after U.S. warships fired 47 cruise missiles at Sunni militant targets in northern Syria last week, the Pentagon signed a $251-million deal to buy more Tomahawks from Raytheon Co., a windfall for the military giant and its many subcontractors....
| Sep 29, 2014
| 2:02 PM
As the U.S.-led coalition continues to bomb ISIS targets in Syria and Iraq, some local Jewish community leaders question whether the military action is "too little, too late," and speculate how the coalition airstrikes will affect Israel.
| Sep 27, 2014
| 3:50 PM
U.S.-led airstrikes have struck Islamic State positions in Syria close to the Turkish border, the Pentagon said Saturday, in what could signal an escalation of the American aerial assault in the country against the extremist faction.
| Sep 26, 2014
| 2:41 PM
Denmark announced on Friday it will send seven F-16 fighter jets to take part in a U.S.-led military coalition attacking Islamic State militants in Iraq, and parliament in Britain approved British participation.
Danish and British jets will join a...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 3:00 AM
The U.S. plan to step up attacks against militants in Iraq and Syria is being delayed until more Arab governments agree to contribute to the operation, the Pentagon's top officer said Sunday.
President Obama wants to see more specific pledges from...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 3:00 AM
After nearly a decade of being derided as dangerous to fly and an example of wasteful military spending, the radar-evading F-22 fighter jet flew in combat for the first time in this week’s U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria.
The Pentagon said it used...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 5:49 PM
Making the first major push to choke off financing for Islamic State, U.S. and allied Arab warplanes bombed a dozen small oil refineries in eastern Syria on Wednesday that U.S. officials said were part of a $2 million-a-day revenue stream for the Sunni...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 4:35 PM
Two wars simultaneously target Islamic State terrorists in Iraq and Syria. One war involves fighters, warplanes and bombs. The other is the Green War. Green, as in money.
Both wars are on full display this week. In Syria, American and Arab warplanes...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"At the same time, values and ideas which were considered universal, such as cooperation, mutual aid, international social justice and peace as an encompassing paradigm are also becoming irrelevant."
Maybe this piercing observation by Roberto Savio,...