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Iraq War (2003-2011)

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  • Ahead of speech, Obama briefs Congress on Islamic State strategy

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama told leaders of Congress on Tuesday that he did not need for them to authorize his strategy to fight Islamic State, ahead of a speech to Americans that may herald expanded operations against the group in Iraq and...
  • Today's special meeting in Winter Garden may start without an invocation or the Pledge of Allegiance

    Today's special meeting in Winter Garden may start without an invocation or the Pledge of Allegiance
    Today's special commission meeting in Winter Garden – called to address a controversy over the Pledge of Allegiance and public invocations – may start without either, according to the meeting agenda on the city website. Winter Garden's...
  • Review: HBO's 'A Good Job: Stories of the FDNY,' NatGeo's '9/10: The Final Hours'

    Review: HBO's 'A Good Job: Stories of the FDNY,' NatGeo's '9/10: The Final Hours'
    The annual parade of Sept. 11 anniversary specials has been such that networks have been forced to become increasingly creative to turn up fresh angles. Two airing in close proximity reflect this challenge, with "A Good Job: Stories of the FDNY,"...
  • Lehigh Valley Military Affairs Council awards 17 scholarships

    The Lehigh Valley Military Affairs Council recently awarded scholarships to 11 veterans and six high school graduates for outstanding achievement. LVMAC supports the Valley's active-duty service members, reservists, veterans, and their families. The...
  • Obama's non-ideological foreign policy not working

    So much for non-ideological foreign policy. When Barack Obama ran for president he vowed to be non-ideological. He was a pragmatist and a problem-solver. It wasn't just that George W. Bush's ideology was awful, ideology itself was a kind of sinful...
  • Caveats to Obama's rule against 'combat mission' in Iraq, Syria

    Caveats to Obama's rule against 'combat mission' in Iraq, Syria
    A day after his top military advisor opened the door to putting U.S. combat troops on the ground in Iraq and Syria, President Obama appeared to slam it shut again Wednesday, declaring that American troops "do not and will not have a combat mission." The...
  • U.S. militarism won't eradicate 'traces of evil'

    Barack Obama's central dilemma last week, when he tried to sell a new war to the American public on the eve of the 13th anniversary of 9/11, was to speak convincingly about the wisdom and effectiveness of U.S. foreign policy over the last decade-plus...
  • For many in Congress, a first test on issues of war

    Lawmakers' votes this week on whether or not to train and equip Syrian opposition forces in the fight against Islamic State were arguably the most consequential after nearly two years in which Congress is likely to set a new low for productivity. But...
  • Four takeaways from the vote in Congress to arm Syrian rebels

    Four takeaways from the vote in Congress to arm Syrian rebels
    What was supposed to be a no-drama final session of Congress before the campaign season turned into anything but as President Obama's new strategy to combat the threat fromĀ Islamic State resulted in a wrenching vote that is likely to reverberate through...
  • Leonard Pitts Jr.: Wondering 'what if' as U.S. forces head back to the Middle East

    If. Two letters long, it is arguably the most fruitless word in the English language, an evocation of paths not taken, possibilities foreclosed, regrets stacked high -- and it lies like a pall of smoke over President Obama's Wednesday-night...
  • John Kass: Obama needs to clarify murky Middle East mission

    Can President Barack Obama lead a coalition to degrade or destroy the terrorists of the Islamic State? He stared resolutely into the camera from the White House last week, talking of war and threats. He's a good talker. He enunciated. But the ideas...