By ROBERT BURNS AP National Security Writer WASHINGTON (AP) _ At Iraq’s request, the U.S. began airstrikes in Tikrit on Wednesday in support of a stalled Iraqi ground offensive to retake the city from Islamic…
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation says it has offered to house Iraqi artifacts to protect them from destruction by the Islamic State group. The foundation says Colonial Williamsburg President Mitchell Reiss made…
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A Virginia-based relief organization is in Iraq, providing aid to displaced Christians. Operation Blessing says a team sent to Iraq this week is scheduled to begin delivering food and blankets…
Until this week, Kurdish forces were outgunned by the Islamic
State fighters, variously referred to as ISIS and ISIL, they\’re battling near Erbil.
Every day, terrorists trained in Syria and Iraq travel freely back to their homes in
Europe and the U.S., and counterterrorism officials can\’t keep up with all of
By The Associated Press President Barack Obama’s statement Thursday night on authorizing U.S. air strikes against Islamic militants in Iraq and airdrops of humanitarian aid for Iraqi religious minorities threatened by the extremists, as provided…
The Obama Administration announced Tuesday that it\’s planning to deploy 200 more U.S. combat troops to Iraq, prompting one military expert to predict that this is likely the start of \”an expanded American role\” that
could increase to \”a few thousand\” more Americans on the ground before it\’s over.
WASHINGTON (AP) — AAA Mid-Atlantic says the civil war in Iraq is pushing up gasoline prices in the United States. Drivers in the District of Columbia are paying $3.89 per gallon. That’s up 5 cents…
PETE YOST Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — After years of delays, four former guards from the security firm Blackwater Worldwide are facing trial in the killings of 14 Iraqi civilians and the wounding of 18…
For the first time ever, Vietnam War veterans will include the names of victims from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
Suicide among veterans is a growing national problem, but many advocates say despite efforts to put bipartisan issues through Congress, little policy has been pushed forward to help vets at risk.
The spillover of violence from Syria tops a
list of growing concerns that a delegation of
senior Iraqi officials are in Washington to
discuss. The officials suggest that Iraq\’s
security is threatened by the stalemate between
the Syrian government and the rebels.
Super Bowl winners get parades. Holidays get parades. What about veterans?
The last 300 U.S. airmen to leave Iraq return to Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport Tuesday.