The Washington Post

Friday, February 27, 2015 - 07:22
The Obama administration’s decision to engage Egypt is “a case of realpolitik over idealism,” concedes one official. But it’s also the right policy choice.
Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 06:48
U.S. intelligence shows that half of the Islamic State’s leaders in Iraq have been killed, but there is still a long fight ahead to render the group irrelevant, the retired U.S. general in charge of the international coalition to counter the militants told Congress on Wednesday.
Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 06:46
Despite stern talk and solemn pledges from NATO, a British-based think tank says some alliance member nations are cutting their spending on defense.
Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 06:30
The U.S. has screened about 1,200 moderate Syrian rebels who could participate in a new training program so they eventually can return to the fight against Islamic State insurgents who have taken control of large portions of Syria, the Pentagon said Wednesday.
Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 12:19
From the heights here, you have a panoramic view of the strategic territory west of Mosul that Kurdish peshmerga fighters, supported by U.S. warplanes, have won back from the Islamic State over the past month. The main road linking Mosul with the Syrian border has been cut and nearly 100 square miles have been liberated.
Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 06:38
The closure of the U.S. Embassy in Yemen has forced the CIA to significantly scale back its counterterrorism presence in the country, according to current and former U.S. officials, who said the evacuation represents a major setback in operations against al-Qaeda’s most dangerous affiliate.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 06:38
The United States will close its embassy in Yemen amid mounting concerns over deteriorating security in the country’s capital, where Shiite rebels have seized control of the government and ousted a critical U.S. counter­terrorism ally.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 07:21
A drone strike killed a leader of the militant group al-Shabab in southern Somalia on Saturday, according to U.S. officials, in the latest sign of how U.S. military operations in the country are gradually escalating.
Monday, February 2, 2015 - 06:44
The West, including the United States, needs to get serious about assisting Ukraine if it does not wish to see the situation deteriorate further. White House and Congress must commit serious money to Ukraine’s defense: $1 billion in military assistance this fiscal year, followed by an additional $1 billion each in fiscal year 2016 and 2017.
Friday, January 30, 2015 - 06:57
Three American civilian contractors and an Afghan national were killed Thursday in a shooting incident at a military base attached to Kabul’s international airport, according to U.S. officials. A fourth American contractor was wounded in the attack.

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