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1 hr ago | Times Herald
After U.S. planes bombed its forces in Iraq, the jihadist juggernaut that calls itself the Islamist State threatened to attack Americans "in any place,'' adding for good measure: "We will drown all of you in blood.'
3 hrs ago | Illawarra Mercury
The US government certainly tried to save James Foley before his murder but why didn't it pay the $150 million ransom? Washington: The US government certainly tried to save James Foley before he was executed by Islamic State extremists.
3 hrs ago | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg
Ruskin native killed in Afghanistan Sgt. 1st Class Matthew I. Leggett, 39, of Ruskin, Florida, died Aug. 20, in Kabul, Afghanistan.
3 hrs ago | Army Times
Army Sgt. 1st Class Matthew I. Leggett, 39, of Ruskin, Florida, died Aug. 20, in Kabul, Afghanistan, of injuries received when he was engaged by the enemy.
5 hrs ago | Monterey County Herald
Navy Adm. William McRaven formalized his transition from a top U.S. military commander to academic leader Thursday, officially accepting the job as chancellor of the University of Texas System.
6 hrs ago | Stars and Stripes
The Department of Defense broke the law when it traded Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban prisoners in May, the Government Accountability Office said in a legal opinion issued Thursday.
11 hrs ago | DC Military
Dr. Susan Myers, widow of Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene, places a red rose on her husband's casket following a graveside service for the major general in Arlington National Cemetery, Aug. 14. Greene was killed by a man believed to be an Afghan soldier Aug. 5 while visiting Marshal Fahim National Defense University in Kabul, Afghanistan.
13 hrs ago | Fox News
A girl receives polio vaccination during an anti-polio campaign on the outskirts of Jalalabad August 18, 2014.
The military uniforms and weaponry used by police and the presence of the National Guard in a suburban war zone were reminiscent of violence-wracked military outposts in southern Afghanistan's Taliban heartland, but with more greenery and a Target Supercenter.
Col. Peter Baumgarten, outgoing commanding officer of 1st Marine Regiment and Task Force Belleau Wood, at Camp Leatherneck in May. And the exodus of the 1st Marine Regiment, a 45-man core of base security at Camp Leatherneck and the adjoining Camp Bastion in Afghanistan's Helmand province , is just one of many departures the base has seen in recent ... (more)
The attorney for an Army sergeant held as a prisoner of war in Afghanistan for five years says the soldier wants to attend college once the investigation into how he was captured by the Taliban is finished.
Somewhere in the desert of eastern Syria, a militant from the Islamic State beheaded the American journalist James Foley this week.
Two months after Afghans voted in a second runoff for election of the country's president, ballots are being recounted amid growing questions on who is really arbitrating the process.
Five Red Cross workers abducted by gunmen in western Afghanistan last week were released unharmed Wednesday, according to the organization.
A new federal study found that man-made earthquakes cause less shaking and in general are about 16 times weaker than natural earthquakes with the same magnitude.
Police have arrested a second man in connection with an investigation into the death of an immigrant found in a container at Tilbury Docks.
An intelligence official in Afghanistan's National Security Directorate says a "foreign citizen" was killed in Kabul on August 20 by a knife-wielding man who slit the victim's throat.
Updated: Thu Aug 21, 2014 06:45 pm
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