President Barack Obama announced a retooled hostage policy aimed at correcting the sense many families have that the government has let them down, he said Wednesday. One hostage family responds.
By Deb Riechmann, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The effort to train Iraqi forces to fight Islamic State militants has been slowed by a lack of recruits and the U.S. will not meet its goal to train 24,000 by this fall, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said…
The fight against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq will be a tough slog, but forces have made some progress, including cutting off a key supply route to the militants’ self-proclaimed capital Raqqa in Syria, said retired Gen. George…
Despite reports saying the United States has an uphill climb in countering the Islamic State group’s propaganda on social media, retired Marine Corps Gen. John Allen said Tuesday, “I don’t agree with the broad characterization that we’re losing” the war…
President Barack Obama’s plan to bulk up the U.S. military presence in Iraq by adding up to 450 more advisers and trainers has come under scrutiny, including from retired U.S. Army Col. Andrew Bacevich, who said he was skeptical it…
By Nedra Pickler and Robert Burns, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama ordered the deployment of up to 450 more U.S. troops to Iraq on Wednesday to advise and assist local forces in an effort to reverse the recent gains of the Islamic State.
By Larisa Epatko
Deposed Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein’s right-hand man, Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, who more recently allied himself with Islamic State militants, was killed by government forces in Tikrit, the city’s provincial governor told the Associated Press on Friday.
By Noreen Nasir, Shehryar Nabi
On Sunday, hundreds of Syrian Americans from around the country gathered for a fourth year in front of the White House to commemorate the beginning of the revolution, and to honor the 220,000 people who have been killed since it…
NEAR ZUMAR, Iraq -- Kurdish President Masoud Barzani looks out at the rolling hills beyond the sandbags of a forward command base near the Syrian border.
By Larisa Epatko
The Iraqi National Museum, ransacked after the U.S.-led invasion in 2003, has reopened 12 years later displaying ancient winged creatures, tablets and sculptures in stone.
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