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Iraq

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  • The U.S. Army discovers Africa

    The U.S. Army discovers Africa
    On the list of U.S. military priorities, Africa has always ranked right smack at the bottom. Now that appears to be changing. As Eric Schmitt recently reported in the New York Times, "thousands of soldiers once bound for Iraq or Afghanistan are now...
  • Albania asked to host destruction of Syria's chemical arsenal

     Albania asked to host destruction of Syria's chemical arsenal
    WASHINGTON — For years, when the United States has needed to hand off a dirty diplomatic chore, one obscure nation has reliably raised its hand: Albania. A poor sliver of a country clinging to the edge of Europe, Albania took in ethnic Uighur...
  • No longer the Greatest Generation's VA

    No longer the Greatest Generation's VA
    Just in time for Veterans Day, the embattled secretary of Veterans Affairs, Eric K. Shinseki, announced last week that his department had reduced its backlog of overdue disability claims from more than 600,000 in March to about 400,000. "The trend...
  • Veterans Day: Mission to Heal

     
    “My vision here today is to at least reach out to one vet who is suffering,” said Iraq war veteran Tom Woods during a speech he gave while standing in the shadow of the USS Iowa in San Pedro, Ca. on Saturday afternoon. Scanning the crowd,...
  • Bombers kill 41 at Shiite rituals in Iraq

    Bombers kill 41 at Shiite rituals in Iraq
    BAGHDAD — A suicide attacker and twin bomb blast Thursday targeted Shiites marking a somber religious ritual in Iraq, killing at least 41 people and wounding more than 100, officials said. The ritual, known as Ashoura, is observed every year...
  • Letters: France's own nuclear flaws

    Re "Stand by France," Opinion, Nov. 14 France's feisty objection to elements of the proposed Iran nuclear agreement may have merit, but Eric Edelman and Ray Takeyh are way off base writing that "France has an honorable history" in shielding the...
  • Turkey is alarmed by extremist militants in Syria border area

    Turkey is alarmed by extremist militants in Syria border area
    REYHANLI, Turkey — In this bustling border town, anonymous apartments serve as safe houses for Syrian rebel commanders, clinics for wounded fighters and opposition media centers equipped with banks of sophisticated laptops and video gear. Turkey...
  • Barriers remain for women seeking military combat roles

    Barriers remain for women seeking military combat roles
    WASHINGTON — The first three women to complete Marine infantry training will graduate Thursday, national symbols of the growing push to integrate women into front-line combat units — and potent reminders of the barriers that remain. The...
  • Casey Affleck on his 'Out of the Furnace' acting, scrapping and scaring

    Casey Affleck on his 'Out of the Furnace' acting, scrapping and scaring
    Scott Cooper's stark, compelling Rust Belt drama, "Out of the Furnace," which premiered earlier this month at AFI Fest, turns on the relationship between two brothers: Straight-arrow steel mill worker Russell Baze (Christian Bale) and his anguished...
  • Review: WikiLeaks duo's relationship powers up 'The Fifth Estate'

    Review: WikiLeaks duo's relationship powers up 'The Fifth Estate'
    In its own Hollywood way, "The Fifth Estate" is quite an ambitious film. It wants to create a viable portrait of Julian Assange, the wildly controversial founder of WikiLeaks, dramatize the significant but complex questions his work raises and surround...
  • One of Syria's top commanders killed during fighting

    One of Syria's top commanders killed during fighting
    BEIRUT -- A Syrian general viewed as one of the nation’s top military commanders was killed in fighting in the eastern part of the country, the government and opposition activists said Thursday. The official news agency said that Maj. Gen. Jameh...