September 17, 2014

Obama Rules Out Another Ground War In Iraq

President Obama reiterated that he will not commit U.S. troops to fight another ground war in Iraq, adding that U.S. airstrikes, combined with expertise, would be more effective in defeating the group that calls itself the Islamic State.


Douglas McAuthur McCain, in a March 2008 photo by the Hennepin County, MN Sheriff's Office.
(AP Photo/Hennepin County, Minn. Sheriff's Office)
August 27, 2014

American Reportedly Fighting Alongside Extremists In Syria Dies

A U.S. citizen reportedly fighting alongside a terrorist group in Syria has died.  The National Security Council has not said whether or not Douglas McAuthur McCain was fighting for the group that calls itself the Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL.)


Police arrest a man on Aug. 9th in Ferguson, Mo.
(Charlie Riedel/AP)
August 23, 2014

Obama Orders Review Of Transfers Of Military Surplus To Local Police

President Obama has ordered a review of federal programs that supply local law enforcement agencies with military weapons and equipment after concerns over how the police handled unrest in Ferguson, Mo., in the aftermath of the shooting death of Michael Brown.


August 20, 2014

Officials: US Rescue Mission In Syria Failed

Senior Obama administration officials say the U.S. military launched a secret mission earlier this summer to rescue a number of Americans held captive by militants in Syria but failed to find them.


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