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.


Iraqi Christians rest in Irbil.
Safin Hamed/AFP/Getty Images
August 07, 2014

Obama: ‘America Is Coming To Help’

President Obama has authorized targeted air strikes against Islamic militants where needed and if militants advanced toward American personnel in northern Iraq, he said Thursday night. 


President Obama at Fort Belvoir, Va.
(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
August 07, 2014

Obama Signs $16 Billion VA Health Care Bill Into Law

President Obama signed legislation Thursday that tries to mend the broken Veterans Affairs system, providing money to improve facilities and hire more medical staff, along with allowing more veterans to use private facilities.


July 14, 2014

Former Captive Bergdahl Will Return To Regular Duty In Army

The Army says Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, whose freedom from the Taliban was gained by a prisoner exchange, has been cleared for active duty and assigned to a unit in Texas. When he was released in May, Bergdahl had been held by the Taliban for five years.


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