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More Troops To Iraq
The Obama administration is about to announce that the U.S. will send more troops to Iraq to boost the training of local forces.
Officials say it's a response to recent setbacks at the hands of the Islamic State militants, and to Baghdad's appeals for more help...
Defeat At Ramadi
(Associated Press) - The Islamic State group seized control of the city of Ramadi on Sunday, sending Iraqi forces racing out of the city in a major loss despite the support of U.S.-led airstrikes targeting the extremists.
Online video showed Humvees, trucks and other equipment purportedly speeding ou…
Bob Simon Dies In Crash
Longtime "60 Minutes" correspondent Bob Simon, who covered riots, Academy Award-nominated movies and wars and was held captive for more than a month in Iraq two decades ago, died in a car crash on Wednesday. He was 73.
A town car in which Simon was a passenger hit another car stopped at a M…
Rather Defends Williams
24/7 News Source - Brian Williams is being called an "honest" and "decent man" by a fellow newsman.
Dan Rather tells Politico.com while he doesn't know all the details about the Iraq War story Williams is now backpedaling on, the "NBC Nightly News&…
Hagel Submits Resignation
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is headed out the door. President Obama announced Hagel's resignation in a statement at the White House. Obama praised Hagel's tenure as defense chief and called him a great friend. He said Hagel has been instrumental in putting together the U...
Military Museum Salutes Vets
The Fort Tabor-Fort Rodman Military Museum is opening Tuesday with extended hours, 11am to 4pm.
Its the Museum's annual Veterans Appreciation Day, saluting local veterans who served their country from the Revolutionary War, to the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan...
Progress Being Made
Retired General John Allen is citing progress in the fight against ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Allen is President Obama's special diplomatic envoy for the U.S.-led coalition against ISIS.
In a briefing at the State Department, Allen said all members of the coalition have different and vital roles to…
Obama Thanks Coalition
President Obama is warning that there can be no quick fixes in the campaign against ISIS.
At Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, Obama praised the roughly 60 nations that have joined the U.S.-led coalition against ISIS in Iraq and Syria.  The President met with military leaders from more than 20 oth…
Aid Worker Murdered
An Internet video purports to show an Islamic State group fighter beheading British hostage Alan Henning.
The video was released Friday night. It mirrored other beheading videos shot by the Islamic State group, which now holds territory along the border of Syria and Iraq...

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