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Airstrikes in Syria, Iraq are just the start

WASHINGTON | The one-two-three punch of American and Arab airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq was just the beginning, President Barack Obama and other leaders declared Tuesday. They promised a sustained campaign showcasing a rare U.S.-Arab partnership aimed at Muslim…

September 23, 2014 11:00 pm Related

Obama reaffirms opposition to US combat in Iraq

TAMPA, Fla. | President Barack Obama reaffirmed Wednesday that he does not intend to send U.S. troops into combat against the Islamic State group, despite doubts about the ability of Iraqi forces, Kurdish fighters and Syrian rebels to carry out the ground fight on their own.

September 17, 2014 12:56 pm

Federal budget crunch idles Ill., other Guard units

CINCINNATI (AP) — Many of the nation's citizen-soldiers, whose motto is "Always Ready, Always There," won't be at regular training drills this weekend because of a federal funding shortfall.

September 05, 2014 11:09 am
In Gaza, dispute over civilian vs combatant deaths

In Gaza, dispute over civilian vs combatant deaths

FILE - In this file photo taken Tuesday, July 29, 2014, smoke and fire from the explosion of an Israeli strike rise over Gaza City. In the grisly math of the Israel-Hamas war, conflicting counts of combatants and civilians killed in Gaza are emerging - with the ratio perhaps more important t…

August 08, 2014 2:09 pm
Deterrence a goal and challenge at Texas border

Deterrence a goal and challenge at Texas border

A Customs and Border Protection vehicle patrols on the Texas border near the Rio Grande, Thursday, July 24, 2014, in Mission, Texas. Texas is spending $1.3 million a week for a bigger DPS presence along the border. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, Pool)

July 25, 2014 11:00 pm
Donnelly assigned to three U.S. Senate committees

Donnelly assigned to three U.S. Senate committees

INDIANAPOLIS | U.S. Sen.-elect Joe Donnelly learned Wednesday he'll be a member of the Armed Forces, Agriculture and Aging committees when the U.S. Senate convenes next month.

December 12, 2012 7:00 pm
Fewer 9/11 families on hand for 11th anniversary

Fewer 9/11 families on hand for 11th anniversary

Alicia Watkins remembers a friend Tuesday who died at the Pentagon during a ceremony marking the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks at the National September 11 Memorial at the World Trade Center site in New York.

September 11, 2012 11:47 am
Gunman in Sikh temple attack was white supremacist

Gunman in Sikh temple attack was white supremacist

OAK CREEK, Wis. | Before he strode into a Sikh temple with a 9mm handgun and multiple magazines of ammunition, Wade Michael Page played in white supremacist heavy metal bands with names such as Definite Hate and End Apathy.

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YOUNG VOICES: Appreciate your family, thank those in armed forces

YOUNG VOICES: Appreciate your family, thank those in armed forces

The passing of another Fourth of July has me reminiscing and feeling thankful.

July 09, 2012 12:00 am

Oilmen play armed forces team in benefit game Sunday

WHITING | The U.S. Military All-Stars will play the Northwest Indiana Oilmen in Whiting at 6:10 p.m. Sunday in a special game to benefit disabled veterans.

June 30, 2012 12:00 am
Bill aims to reduce barriers to veteran employment

Bill aims to reduce barriers to veteran employment

A group of lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives are supporting a bill introduced in earlier this week they say will help veterans transition from military service to civilian employment.

May 28, 2011 12:00 am
SEAL-mania grips nation in wake of bin Laden raid

SEAL-mania grips nation in wake of bin Laden raid

Joe Stumpf snaps the 115-pound barbell up to his chest and swiftly lifts it over his head, holding it with gritting teeth and locked arms as sweat streams down from his gray hair line.

May 16, 2011 2:45 pm

Rebels in besieged Libyan city claim victory

TRIPOLI, Libya | Rebels in Misrata battled pockets of withdrawing government troops on the outskirts of the western city on Saturday, claiming victory after a decision in Tripoli to pull back forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi following nearly two months of siege.

April 23, 2011 8:30 am

Cops: Suspects caught after revisiting crime scene

GARY | Gary police chased three suspects early Friday morning after they drove by their own crime scene, police said.

January 21, 2011 6:03 am

Chicago man charged with armed robbery of Gary firearms store enters into plea agreement

HAMMOND | A 19-year-old Chicago man charged with three others in the armed robbery of a Gary firearms store entered into a plea agreement Friday, according to court records.

January 08, 2011 12:00 am

Dyer vet earns France's highest honor for WWII valor

DYER | When Joseph Longa describes the honors he earned as a young soldier in the European Theater during World War II, the pride in his voice is unmistakable.

November 10, 2010 8:00 pm

One more try, perhaps, for Boeing

WASHINGTON | For the companies vying over the last decade for the Air Force's troubled $35 billion refueling plane contract, it is try, try and try again.

July 10, 2010 12:00 am
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