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  • Maryland National Guard, Estonia reaffirm partnership

    Maryland National Guard, Estonia reaffirm partnership
    As Russia's actions in Ukraine rattle its neighbors, the Maryland National Guard is affirming its decades-long partnership with Estonia. Maryland has helped to train Estonian troops since shortly after the breakup of the Soviet Union. Now it's...
  • Military sexual assault victims break the silence

    Brian Lewis figures he could have dealt with the rape. It's the Navy's response to the attack that still haunts the Baltimore native. Lewis, the son of a Defense Department civilian who commanded his JROTC battalion in high school, sailed through...
  • Obama orders military leaders to report on progress against sexual assaults

    Obama orders military leaders to report on progress against sexual assaults
    Hours after Congress passed a range of proposals to combat sexual assaults in the armed forces, President Barack Obama ordered military leaders on Friday to conduct a yearlong review of their progress in eliminating rape from the ranks — and...
  • Pentagon lifting ban on women in combat

    Pentagon lifting ban on women in combat
    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta will end the long-standing prohibition on women serving in direct combat, Pentagon officials said Wednesday, opening hundreds of thousands of military jobs previously closed to female service members. Panetta and Gen....
  • Women in combat — 'It's going to level the playing field'

    Women in combat — 'It's going to level the playing field'
    When Maryland National Guard Capt. Cara Kupcho first enlisted in the military 18 years ago, she wanted to drive a Bradley Fighting Vehicle, a 30-ton, armor-busting tank. "I like things that go boom," she explained Thursday. "I like tanks." But as a...
  • Obama the decider

    Obama the decider
    A rare phenomenon occurred on Capitol Hill the other day when two ranking officials of the Obama administration testified that they had differed with the president they still served over providing arms to the rebels in Syria seeking to oust dictator...
  • Shi'ite militias open fire in Iraqi mosque, killing 68 Sunnis

    Iraqi Shi'ite militiamen opened fire on minority Sunni Muslims in a mosque on Friday, killing dozens just as Baghdad is trying to build a cross-community government to fight Sunni Islamists whose rise has alarmed Western powers. A morgue official said...
  • Pressure mounts on Europeans to take more action against Islamic State

    LONDON/PARIS (Reuters) - European leaders face calls to take direct action against the Islamic State including in Syria after the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley, but politicians are reluctant to take the lead after previous missteps in the...
  • Shi'ite militia kill dozens of Iraqi Sunnis in mosque shooting

    Shi'ite militia kill dozens of Iraqi Sunnis in mosque shooting
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Shi'ite militiamen machine gunned minority Sunni Muslims in a village mosque on Friday, killing dozens just as Baghdad is trying to build a cross-community government to fight Sunni militants whose rise has alarmed Western...
  • Pentagon: Islamic State threat 'beyond anything we've seen'

    Pentagon: Islamic State threat 'beyond anything we've seen'
    The sophistication, wealth and military might of Islamic State militants represent a major threat to the United States that may surpass that once posed by al Qaeda, U.S. military leaders said on Thursday. "They are an imminent threat to every interest we...
  • Doyle McManus: Without any doubt, we're back in an Iraq war

    Every time President Barack Obama thinks he has succeeded in establishing restraint as the central doctrine of his foreign policy, a new outburst of chaos in the Middle East draws him back in. In 2011, fears that Libya's Moammar Kadafi would massacre...
  • Obama weighs Iraq crisis response; airdrops, airstrikes among options

    Obama weighs Iraq crisis response; airdrops, airstrikes among options
    United States officials are “closely monitoring” a potential “humanitarian catastrophe” in northern Iraq but will not be sending combat troops back into the country, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Thursday. Earnest...