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  • Kerry says some nations offer ground troops to fight Islamic State

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said he was "extremely encouraged" by pledges of military assistance against Islamic State militants by countries inside and outside the Middle East and that some nations had offered ground troops....
  • Obama to visit Florida for ISIS battle plan briefing

    Obama to visit Florida for ISIS battle plan briefing
    President Barack Obama will visit U.S. Central Command, headquartered at MacDill Air Force Base, on Wednesday for a briefing from his commanders on battle plans against the Sunni insurgent group Islamic State. "As we implement the President's strategy...
  • Why won't Turkey join the fight against Islamic State?

    WASHINGTON A U.S. official on Friday acknowledged that NATO ally Turkey had complicated efforts to build a moderate Syrian rebel force by coordinating with groups, including al-Qaida's Nusra Front, that were considered off limits by the Obama...
  • Former U.S. Afghanistan commander to lead effort against Islamic State

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has chosen retired Marine Corps General John Allen, who served as the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, to coordinate international efforts to fight Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, a U.S....
  • U.S. Naval Academy will host annual Leadership Conference

    ANNAPOLIS - The U.S. Naval Academy will host its annual Leadership Conference next week. The theme for this year's event, which will be held from Monday through Wednesday, is "Followership: The Evolution of a Leader." The event is not open to the public....
  • Military misconduct cases worry Pentagon brass

    Military misconduct cases worry Pentagon brass
    WASHINGTON — A flood of misconduct cases involving generals and admirals has created deep concern at the Pentagon about ethical and moral shortcomings among senior military officers and prompted new steps to tighten rules, increase inspections and...
  • Israel publishes new list of Palestinian prisoners to be released

    Israel publishes new list of Palestinian prisoners to be released
    JERUSALEM -- Amid political and public debate, Israel approved the latest list of Palestinian prisoners it plans to release from jail this week, the government said Saturday night. It would be the third such group released in recent months. As part of...
  • Israeli soldiers kill two Palestinians in West Bank clashes

    Israeli soldiers kill two Palestinians in West Bank clashes
    JERUSALEM -- Two Palestinians were killed in separate clashes with Israeli soldiers in the West Bank early Thursday, Palestinian sources and the Israeli military reported. According to an Israeli army statement, Israeli forces were carrying out a...
  • Kerry back in Middle East for talks with Israeli, Palestinian leaders

    Kerry back in Middle East for talks with Israeli, Palestinian leaders
    JERUSALEM – U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry returned to the Middle East on Thursday for a round of meetings with Israeli and Palestinian leaders in a continuing effort to help reach a peace deal by spring. Kerry met with Palestinian...
  • John Kerry upbeat after latest Middle East peace push

    JERUSALEM -- U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry, concluding his latest effort to advance Israeli-Palestinian peace talks on Friday, sounding encouraged about progress despite ongoing tension between the parties. "We are closer than we have been in...
  • Kerry opens Middle East trip discussing peace, Iran with Netanyahu

    Kerry opens Middle East trip discussing peace, Iran with Netanyahu
    JERUSALEM -- Secretary of State John F. Kerry launched his latest round of meetings in the Middle East on Thursday aimed at encouraging Israeli-Palestinian peace talks and discussing negotiations about Iran's controversial nuclear program. Speaking...
  • Petraeus yet another high-ranking military official mired in scandal

    PARIS -- "Duty, Honor, Country" is the West Point motto, but it seems to have lost what once was its compelling power over the men of the Long Gray Line, as they pursue the military careers that follow graduation. I am not speaking primarily about the...