The Islamist group, along with Nigeria-based militant group Boko Haram, poses a threat to U.S. interests in the region and has been a concern for U.S. counterterrorism officials.
NATO will establish a new “spearhead force” in answer to Russian aggression in Europe that is capable of conducting crisis-response missions in a matter of days, NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Monday.
“The leadership of the FSA is American,” said a veteran officer, who defected from the Syrian army two years ago and won respect for leading rebel forces in southern Syria. “The Americans are completely marginalizing the military staff.”
Faced with rampant reports of sexual harassment and mistrust of the chain of command on the USS Germantown, Navy leaders turned to Cmdr. Jason Leach for help.
In the next few years, hundreds of thousands of veterans will find their mission changed from defending the country to meeting private-sector goals of customer service and turning a profit.
A Russian official is complaining that EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso breached confidentiality when he quoted President Vladimir Putin as saying Moscow could take over Kiev in two weeks if it wished.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's government is sending 16,000 assault rifles, anti-tank weapons and armored vehicles to Iraqi Kurds fighting Islamic State militants, lifting a German taboo on shipments into war zones.
UK: Passports could be seized to fight terrorism
Pro-Russian rebels lower demands in Ukraine peace talks
It would be scandalous to let this crisis escalate further when we have the knowledge, tools and resources to stop it.
Despite falling to the defending league champions and making what coach Jacob Dowdell termed many “young mistakes” in their season opener, the future is bright for Guam High Panthers football, he said.