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Retired Gen. John Allen wrote in a letter to the think tank that he was leaving with a “heavy heart" but did not offer a direct explanation.
By Alan Suderman, Jim Mustian, Associated Press
By PBS NewsHour
Although Kurdish-Syrian forces recently recaptured the town of Tal Abyad on Syria’s border, many are still concerned about the rise of Islamic State militants. Retired Gen. John Allen, the Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL, talks…
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…
By Larisa Epatko
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…
By Donna Cassata, Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The nation’s top military leader told Congress on Tuesday that if President Barack Obama’s expanded military campaign to destroy Islamic extremists fails, he would recommend that the United States consider deploying American ground forces to Iraq.
By Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press
U.S. officials say retired Marine Gen. John Allen will coordinate the broad international effort to battle the Islamic State group, as nations begin to determine what part each will play.
The pope's remarks on gay Catholics may suggest a shift in acceptance, but not a change in church policy or teaching. Judy Woodruff talks to John Allen of The National Catholic Reporter, who has been covering the pontiff's trip to…
Church Looks to Pope Francis to 'Shake Up,' Offer Reform to Vatican Business…
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