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  • U.S. strategy against Islamic State hits major hurdles

    The Obama administration's plan to raise a 15,000-strong rebel army in Syria has run into steep political and military obstacles, raising doubts about a key element of the White House strategy for defeating Islamic State militants in the midst of a...
  • Check It Out: Taking time to read about our veterans

    On Nov. 11, we honor the brave men and women who have served in all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. Veterans Day is a chance to reflect on our freedoms and to thank everyone who has fought to keep us free. James Wright takes a look at all American...
  • Burkina Faso president's attempt to extend 27-year rule backfires

    One of Africa's longest-serving leaders, President Blaise Compaore of Burkina Faso, was forced to dissolve his government Thursday after severely misreading popular anger over his attempt to extend his 27 years in power. Compaore declared a national...
  • Veterans encouraged to tap into benefits, services

    It's been 45 years since Bob's deployment in the Vietnam War. He didn't fight the Viet Cong, but served instead as an Army mechanic in Thailand, working on trucks that patrolled the perimeter of the U. S. Army installation at Camp Samea Sam. In the...
  • Old Hampton dig confirms evidence of lost Civil War refugee slave village

    Old Hampton dig confirms evidence of lost Civil War refugee slave village
    Archaeologists probing for signs of a landmark Civil War refugee slave camp were digging against the odds this past May when they started peeling back the earth a few hundred yards from this historic port town’s center. Despite its pioneering...
  • A gripping 'One Million Steps' examines Marines in Afghanistan

    A gripping 'One Million Steps' examines Marines in Afghanistan
    In the preface to "One Million Steps: A Marine Platoon at War," Bing West announces that "this is my sixth and final book about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan." If so, West has clearly left the best for last: a gripping, boot-level account of Marines in...
  • New Book Documents Achievements Of Connecticut's Only Civil War Cavalry Regiment

    New Book Documents Achievements Of Connecticut's Only Civil War Cavalry Regiment
    Gen. George A. Custer, among the boldest cavalry commanders in history, saw the zeal and dash he esteemed in Connecticut's Civil War horse soldiers. "I cannot fail to remember the many triumphs in which your regiment bore such a prominent part," Custer...
  • Fight against Islamic State akin to third world war: Jordan's King Abdullah

    Fight against Islamic State akin to third world war: Jordan's King Abdullah
    President Barack Obama said on Friday that the United States and its allies are making slow but steady progress in the fight against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, and he pledged new aid to Jordan to grapple with Syrian refugees. Obama and...
  • U.S. should attack ISIS now

    U.S. should attack ISIS now
    I write as a 93-year-old retired educator who worked in a classroom for 35 years, 32 of which were as the principal of an independent middle school and before that as a Naval Reserve Officer for eight years of active duty including five during World War...
  • Emerging Iranian Official Could Bridge Factions

    Emerging Iranian Official Could Bridge Factions
    An intriguing new figure is gaining prominence in the Iranian government just as regional conflicts in Iraq and Syria intensify and nuclear talks with the West move toward a Nov. 24 deadline. The newly prominent official is Ali Shamkhani, the head of...
  • Europe won't recognize vote in eastern Ukraine, Merkel tells Putin

    Europe won't recognize vote in eastern Ukraine, Merkel tells Putin
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel told Russian President Vladimir Putin on the phone that Sunday's planned elections in eastern Ukraine were illegitimate and would not be recognized by European leaders, a Berlin government spokesman said on Friday. Merkel...