World Feb 23

Defense secretary Carter gathers war council on Islamic State group

CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait — U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter convened an extraordinary war council Monday on Iraq's doorstep, six days after taking office, to discuss the nitty-gritty of the administration's oft-criticized strategy for countering the Islamic State militant group and…

World Oct 04

U.S.: Militants use beheadings to make up for losses

Within days of a military defeat, the group would release images of more beheadings - at least nine over six weeks - of Western journalists, aid workers and Muslim soldiers. The tactic signals that even as the Islamic State group…

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