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The Greatest Loss of Civilian Life in the U.S. Fight Against ISIS

May 25, 2017 A U.S. airstrike conducted March 17 killed more than 100 Iraqi civilians in Mosul, the Pentagon confirmed Thursday, noting the strike inadvertently set off explosives planted in the building by the Islamic State. “The investigation determined that ISIS emplaced a large amount of explosive material in a structure containing a...

'A President Who Doesn't Play by Any Rules'

May 10, 2017 President Trump’s abrupt firing Tuesday evening of FBI Director James Comey sent American media and lawmakers scrambling to make sense of what had happened. The termination came as the FBI continued to investigate the possibility of collusion between people involved in Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia, and it hit front...

The Arrest of a Journalist Asking About Health Care

May 10, 2017 A West Virginia reporter was arrested Tuesday after asking Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price a question about the Republican health-care bill. Public News Service reporter David Heyman said he was covering Price’s visit to the state capitol with Kellyanne Conway, an adviser to President Trump, when he attempted...

Trump Advisers Call for More Troops in Afghanistan

May 9, 2017 President Trump’s senior military and foreign advisers have called for expanding the U.S. military presence in Afghanistan in an effort to pressure the Taliban to negotiate with the Afghan government and break the military deadlock in what has been dubbed the U.S.’s longest war. The proposal, first reported by The...

The Death of Two U.S. Service Members in Afghanistan

April 27, 2017 Two American service members based in eastern Afghanistan were killed Wednesday night during an operation targeting Islamic State militants, the Pentagon announced Thursday. The two service members, whose names have not yet been released, were killed in Nangarhar, an eastern Afghan province bordering Pakistan where much of the U.S.’s fight...

The Russian Hack of the DNC

October 7, 2016 U.S. intelligence officials accused Russia Friday of orchestrating the July hack of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, reaffirming speculation that Moscow played a role in the breach that resulted in the release of thousands of DNC staff emails. In a joint statement by the Department of Homeland Security and the...

An End to U.S.-Philippine Defense Cooperation?

October 7, 2016 The Philippines announced Friday plans to cancel future joint military exercises with the United States in the South China Sea—a marked break in defense cooperation between the long-standing allies that follows weeks of rhetoric aimed at the U.S. by the new Filipino president. “This year would be the last,” Rodrigo...

The U.S. Army Equipment That Ended Up on eBay

October 7, 2016 Eight people, including six U.S. soldiers, have been charged with conspiring to steal equipment from the U.S. Army, federal prosecutors said Thursday. The six soldiers allegedly stole more than $1 million worth of sensitive military equipment from the U.S. Army installation at Fort Campbell, located on the border between Hopkinsville,...

Why the Washington Monument Will Be Closed Indefinitely

September 26, 2016 The Washington Monument will be closed indefinitely due to problems with its elevator, the National Park Services (NPS) announced Monday. “Despite the continuing work on the Washington Monument elevator, we have not been able to determine the causes of the ongoing reliability issues,” NPS said in a statement on its...

The Extradition of Lauri Love to the U.S.

September 16, 2016 A British court approved Friday the extradition of alleged hacker Lauri Love to the United States, where he faces nearly a century in prison for hacking into U.S. government computers. The Westminster Magistrates’ Court’s ruling, handed down by Judge Nina Tempia, approves Love’s extradition to the U.S., where he faces...