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  • SunRail, motorcyclists, and Fern Creek Elem.: Letters

    SunRail-crossing safety In the article "SunRail riders keep on rising" in Sunday's Sentinel, the following attracted my attention: "The circuitry, [Steve] Olson said, had to be reset at those intersections during a heavy downpour last week. When the...
  • Obama weighs direct action against insurgents in Iraq

    Facing the threat of sectarian conflict engulfing the Middle East, President Obama indicated Thursday that he may order direct military action in Iraq, a step he has ruled out since the U.S. ended its long war there. A number of former administration...
  • A worrisome view

    Exhausted by more than a decade of war, Americans cannot help but warily eye the escalating chaos in Iraq. After we invested so much blood there, the country is being torn asunder by a brutal Sunni insurgency. The militancy, called the Islamic State in...
  • Growing interest in US Navy base at Guantanamo after prisoner exchange

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba The Pentagon airlifted special prosecutors and an unusually large contingent of reporters to the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Saturday, in a trip that departed from the typical in several respects. First, the Defense...
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  • Thousands of Iraqi Shiites answer urgent call to fight militants

    Thousands of Shiites from Baghdad and across southern Iraq answered an urgent call to arms Saturday, joining security forces to fight the Islamic militants who have captured large swaths of territory north of the capital and now imperil a city with a...
  • Paul Greenberg: An appointment in Samarra

    Another day, another country left to the tender mercies of terrorists. Going by his own arbitrary, purely political deadline, this president and now only nominal Leader of the Free World has been intent on pulling American troops out of one country...
  • Islamic militants accused of war crimes in northern Iraq offensive

    Fighters from an Al Qaeda-spawned militia now controlling much of northeastern Iraq allegedly committed summary executions, rapes and kidnappings this week while seizing the city of Mosul, the United Nations' human rights chief said Friday. Navi Pillay,...
  • Islamic militants advance toward Baghdad; Iran vows to aid Iraq

    Islamic militants took control of two more cities in northeastern Iraq on Friday, prompting a senior cleric in the violence-plagued country to call on Shiite Muslim followers to take up arms against the invaders. Fighters from the resurgent Al Qaeda...
  • No hands-off in Iraq: Their Take

    No hands-off in Iraq Iraq is up for grabs, a country at risk of splitting apart not quite three years after the last U.S. troops left.… Sunni jihadists under the banner of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant are reportedly poised to...
  • The U.S. Bet On Maliki Led To Iraq Disaster

    The stunning gains this week by Iraq's Sunni insurgents carry a crucial political message: Nouri al-Maliki, the Shiite prime minister of Iraq, is a polarizing sectarian politician who has lost the confidence of his army and nation. He cannot put a...