The beheading of James Foley has forced a new debate between the longtime U.S. and British refusal to negotiate with terrorists, and Europe and the Persian Gulf's willingness to pay ransoms in a desperate attempt to free citizens.
The military uniforms and weaponry used by police and the presence of the National Guard in a suburban confrontation zone seemed more appropriate to military outposts in Afghanistan than a suburb of St. Louis, with its leafy streets and Target Supercenter.
Allowing 18.8 million honorably-discharged veterans to shop online through military exchange services, which also operate brick-and-mortar department stores and concessions on base, could boost store profits enough to pump more than $100 million back into base quality-of-life programs, AAFES says.
The largest humanitarian assistance and disaster relief exercise held annually in Bangladesh was the fifth engagement between the country and U.S. Army Pacific intended to promote emergency preparedness.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Thursday used the killing of American journalist James Foley to bolster his government's case for contentious counterterrorism reforms that have been rejected by some Islamic leaders.
The military uniforms and weaponry used by police and the presence of the National Guard in the suburban war zone were reminiscent of violence-wracked military outposts in southern Afghanistan’s Taliban heartland, but with more greenery and a Target Supercenter.
U.S. military advisers met with Kurdish Iraqi commanders near the dam Thursday to discuss next steps, said Gen. Mansour Barzani, commander of the peshmerga special forces who led the ground assault against the militants.
America has returned to war, of a sort, in Iraq with airstrikes that have intensified in recent days against Islamic State militants. But details about the execution of this limited campaign, which so far includes no reported U.S. ground combat, are thin. Some questions and answers about the mission, which began Aug. 8:
Police and intelligence services are using image analysis and voice-recognition software, studying social media postings and seeking human tips as they scramble to identify the militant recorded on a video showing the killing of American journalist James Foley.
Clark Air Base, 40 miles northwest of Manila, was once the Air Force’s largest overseas installation. Today, a South Korean tourist is more likely to be spotted at the facility than a U.S. servicemember. But that’s likely to change as the U.S. and Philippine governments work out the details of an agreement that will boost America’s military presence.
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