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  • Hagel bows out of an administration adrift

    PARIS -- Chuck Hagel's departure from his post as defense secretary has been attributed to his failure to fit in with the Obama cabinet's crowd. Among his other reported deficiencies was that he was only a sergeant in Vietnam, twice wounded. A twice-...
  • Key provincial capital in Iraq may be about to fall to Islamic State

    IRBIL Iraq Islamic State fighters on Tuesday penetrated to the core of Ramadi, the provincial capital of Iraq's largest province, prompting local security officials to warn that the city was on the verge of falling to the extremists. Such a gain would...
  • Peter Kassig's death: Revenge is not the answer

    "Sometimes rebels want to know if I will join the fight. I always tell them no ... I can either be in a position to deliver tens of thousands of dollars of antibiotics for women and children, or I can be another young man with a gun." Abdul-Rahman...
  • Readers reflect on Veterans Day

    Readers reflect on Veterans Day
    Thanks for sacrifice A few weeks ago, I was honored to be in the audience listening to a young soldier who was wounded in service. He was speaking of the partnership between Wounded Warrior Project and Canine Companions. I was so moved by his story that...
  • Suicide bomber strikes Afghan volleyball tournament, at least 45 dead

    A suicide bomber blew himself up Sunday amid a crowd at a volleyball tournament in eastern Afghanistan, killing 45 people and injuring dozens more in the deadliest attack since a new government took power, officials said. The evening explosion in...
  • Iraq army, allies reclaim towns from Islamic State

    Iraqi and allied forces have wrested control of two towns in the eastern province of Diyala from the militant group Islamic State, Iraqi officials said Monday. Saadiya and Jalawla, less than 20 miles from the Iranian border, were retaken after a two-day...
  • Islamic State toughens tactics in Iraq's Anbar, targeting potential enemies

    IRBIL, Iraq A recent Islamic State offensive in Iraq's Anbar province suggests that the extremist organization is changing tactics, relying less on local Sunni Muslim tribes for support and carrying out what one coalition strategist called a...
  • Talks on Iran's nuclear program rightly extended

    Talks on Iran's nuclear program rightly extended
    It's disappointing that negotiations on Iran's nuclear program failed to produce a final agreement by Monday's deadline. But the decision by Iran and six world powers to keep talking is vastly preferable to the alternative. A rupture in the negotiations...
  • Captain of San Diego-based warship relieved of duty

    Captain of San Diego-based warship relieved of duty
    The captain of one of the Navy's premier warships has been relieved of command after an investigation found that he routinely used foul and abusive language toward crew members and engaged in inappropriate touching and questioning of women. Capt....
  • Obama signs order expanding U.S. combat role in Afghanistan

    Obama signs order expanding U.S. combat role in Afghanistan
    President Barack Obama has signed a secret order authorizing a broader military mission in Afghanistan in 2015 than originally planned, the New York Times reported on Saturday. The decision ensures a direct role for American troops in fighting in...
  • Obama steps away from the Powell Doctrine

    We're three months into our newest war, the one against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, and nobody's happy with how it's going. Hawks complain that President Obama isn't committing enough military force to win. Doves, noting that Obama just doubled...