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It’s 2015. Time For Some New US Operations In Iraq And Afghanistan By
This Department of Defense photo shows US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Army General Martin E. Dempsey as he addresses questions from US military members during a town hall meeting in Baghdad, Iraq, November 15, 2014. Considering...
Belying ‘No Boots On Ground’ Promises, Number Of U.S. Troops In Iraq Set To Double By
Further undermining his insistence that the U.S. campaign against Islamic State militants will not involve American boots on the ground, President Obama on Friday authorized the deployment of an additional 1,500 troops to Iraq, a plan that would cost $5.6 billion...
US Universities See A Rise In Pro-Palestine Activism By
Reports: Pro-Palestinian activism has risen significantly on US campuses since Israel’s offensive on the Gaza Strip in the summer, according to a Jewish civil society organization. The New York-based Anti-Defamation League said in a report published Friday that there...
For US And Europe, Divisions Over Russia Penalties By
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Europe are seeking to maintain a united front against Russia with coordinated announcements of new economic sanctions, but divisions persist over how aggressive the West should be in punishing Moscow for its threatening moves in...
US, China Talk Security Amid Allegations Of Chinese Hacking US Personnel Files By
BEIJING — Top American officials said Thursday they challenged their counterparts in China to rein in alleged cybersecurity infringements as a new allegation emerged of a brazen attempt by Chinese hackers to break into U.S. government personnel files. U.S. Secretary...
Iraq: What You Should Know About The Country We Destroyed By
I’ve been working with Iraqis since January 2001, when I made my first trip to Baghdad.  Some of these long-time colleagues and friends are Christians, most are Muslims. I don’t know if they’re Shi’ia or Sunni. I’ve never asked, and they have...
US ‘Troubled’ By Video Of Israel Forces Beating American Teen By
Israel has detained six individuals on Sunday who may have ties to the murder of a Palestinian teenager, Mohammad Abu Khdair, who was abducted near his home in East Jerusalem earlier this week and later found burned to death in a wooded area outside the city. Still...
Chile Court: US Military Had Role In ‘Missing’ Killings By
SANTIAGO, Chile — A Chilean court said U.S. military intelligence services played a key role that led to the 1973 killings of two Americans in Chile in a case that inspired the Oscar-winning film “Missing.” A court ruling released late Monday said former U.S....
Netanyahu ‘Troubled’ By US decision To Engage In Diplomacy With Palestinians By
JERUSALEM — Israel’s prime minister says he is “deeply troubled” by the United States’ decision to maintain relations with the new Palestinian unity government. Benjamin Netanyahu has urged the world not to work with Palestinian President Mahmoud...
Putin: US Backed The ‘Coup’ That Now Threatens Civil War In Ukraine By
Ahead of contentious nationwide elections in Ukraine this weekend designed to pave the way for a new government in the politically fractured country, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday had strong words for western nations, including the United States, who he says...