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  • Blackwater defense: Iraqi police removed evidence

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A defense attorney told a federal jury on Wednesday that Iraqi national police removed evidence that would prove Blackwater security guards were being fired on by insurgents, prompting the guards to return fire in shootings that killed or wounded over 30 Iraqi civilians. The...

  • Is there a third way between war and disengagement in the Middle East?

    A well-stated and thoughtful approach to foreign policy, one that addresses concerns over engagement and intervention, could make all the difference in the 2016 election.

  • VIDEO: Mother pleads with ISIS to release son

    Watch the heartbreaking plea from the mother of a captured journalist to the self-proclaimed leader of ISIS.

  • Does Syria's air defense system work?

    The Pentagon's top spokesman Wednesday suggested that Syria's sophisticated air defense system didn't pick up U.S. forces entering its air space during a failed mission to rescue James Foley and other prisoners.

  • Sources: US considering new relief mission in Iraq

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is considering a humanitarian relief operation for Shiite Turkmen in northern Iraq who have been under siege for weeks by Islamic State militants, U.S. defense officials said Wednesday. And as the administration weighed its options for targeting the...

  • US commander: Afghans face Taliban test in 2015

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's election stalemate this summer hurt progress in training the country's military, and resolving the political chaos will be key to that military's success in 2015, Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford said as he stepped down as the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan....

  • Benghazi blitz about to crash into Hillary Clinton; 3 books, Fox documentary

    A blitzkrieg of Benghazi news and interviews from those involved in the 2012 disaster in Libya is about to slam into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration's effort to outrun the scandal.

  • US Coast Guard fires at Iranian boat in Gulf

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A U.S. Coast Guard vessel fired in self-defense on an Iranian boat in the Persian Gulf, the Navy said Wednesday, an encounter that could exacerbate tensions between the two countries as they work to hammer out a lasting deal over Iran's nuclear program. Cmdr....

  • Army knocks 2-star down to 1-star rank

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A two-star Army general faulted for failing to properly investigate sexual assault and other accusations against a colonel on his staff will be retired at one-star rank, the Army announced Wednesday. The decision by Army Secretary John M. McHugh comes more than a year after...

  • U.S. surveillance flights near China will continue after near-miss

    China blames the Aug. 19 incident on the U.S. aircraft flying too close to its coastline, in airspace it claims as its own -- a claim the U.S. does not recognize.

  • Groups to deliver Ferguson petition to White House

    More than a dozen civil rights groups, faith leaders and activists plan to meet outside the White House Thursday to deliver a petition demanding that the Justice Department hold accountable all police officers involved in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson.

  • Iran says purported Israeli drone came from north

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian general said Wednesday that a purported Israeli drone shot down near a nuclear facility in the Islamic Republic flew in from a northern country that once was part of the Soviet Union. The semi-official Fars news agency, close to the Revolutionary Guard, quoted...

  • American killed fighting for ISIS in Syria

    An American was killed over the weekend fighting with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the White House confirmed Tuesday night.

  • No sign of quick end to Ukraine conflict

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Ukraine's president said Wednesday that Vladimir Putin accepts the principles of a peace plan for Ukraine but the Russian leader insisted that only Kiev can reach a cease-fire deal with the pro-Moscow separatists. Following meetings between Putin and Ukrainian President...

  • Possible airstrikes in Syria raise more questions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The intelligence gathered by U.S. military surveillance flights over Syria could support a broad bombing campaign against the Islamic State militant group, but current and former U.S. officials differ on whether air power would significantly degrade what some have called a...



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