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  • Obama opens a new front against al-Qaida

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. decision to strike the Khorasan Group to stop a possible terror attack represents a significant expansion of the largely secret war against core al-Qaida, a group President Barack Obama has proclaimed was "a shadow of its former self." Administration officials said...

  • Pentagon: US, partners begin airstrikes in Syria

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and five Arab countries launched airstrikes Monday night on Islamic State group targets in Syria, expanding a military campaign into a country whose three-year civil war has given the brutal militant group a safe haven. Using a mix of manned aircraft — fighter jets...

  • Durbin: Pentagon should review police gear program

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate's No. 2 Democrat on Friday asked Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to review a program that provides high-powered rifles and other surplus military equipment to civilian police departments across the country. Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois said he has long been concerned...

  • US confirms death of Somalia terror group leader

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. airstrikes earlier this week killed the leader of the al-Shabab terrorist group in Somalia, the Pentagon said Friday. President Barack Obama said the death of Ahmed Abdi Godane demonstrated U.S. counterterrorism resolve and was an example of his deliberate approach to...



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