WASHINGTON | The U.S. and five Arab countries launched airstrikes Monday night on Islamic State group targets in Syria, expanding a military campaign into a country whose three-year civil war has given the brutal militant group a safe haven.
FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2014, file photo, Pentagon press secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby speaks during a briefing at the Pentagon. The Pentagon on Monday night, Sept. 22, says the U.S. and partner nations have begun airstrikes in Syria against Islamic State militants, using a mix of figh…
WASHINGTON (AP) — A special House panel on Benghazi made its public debut in a surprisingly subdued and bipartisan atmosphere Wednesday after two years of pitched political battles between Republicans and Democrats over the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on a U.S. diplomatic post in eastern Libya.
President Barack Obama addresses the nation from the Cross Hall in the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014. In a major reversal, Obama ordered the United States into a broad military campaign to “degrade and ultimately destroy” militants in two volatile Middle East nations, …
WASHINGTON | Opening a new military front in the Middle East, President Barack Obama authorized U.S. airstrikes inside Syria for the first time Wednesday night, along with expanded strikes in Iraq as part of "a steady, relentless effort" to root out Islamic State extremists and their spreadi…
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama plans to begin laying out his strategy for defeating Islamic State militants expanding their grip in Iraq and Syria.
The overt invasion of Ukraine by Russia’s army, after months of covert aid to rebel forces, has generated the most serious crisis in Europe since the Balkan wars of the 1990s – and perhaps since World War II. NATO has an obligation to respond skillfully, while trying to avoid direct combat w…
Unmarked military vehicles burn on a country road in the village of Berezove, eastern Ukraine, Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, after a clash between pro-government troops and Russian-backed separatist militia. Separatist rebels have made major strides in their offensive against Ukrainian government…
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's President Vladimir Putin on Friday called on pro-Russian separatists to release Ukrainian soldiers who have been surrounded by the rebels in eastern Ukraine.
FILE - This undated file image provided by the U.S. Army shows Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. A Pentagon investigation concluded in 2010 that Bergdahl walked away from his unit, and after an initial flurry of searching, the military decided not to exert extraordinary efforts to rescue him, according to…
INDIANAPOLIS | U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., is traveling to Ukraine and Israel this week for meetings with government leaders and military personnel in both nations.
There will never be a movie about the Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction Program.
The fresh air of freedom is pervasive in South Korea. A visit to Seoul provides direct dramatic impressions of the strength and confidence of this remarkable people. The capital city of the nation is only fifty miles from the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone), within range of North Korean artillery a…
INDIANAPOLIS | State Sen. Ed Charbonneau, R-Valparaiso, traveled to Canada on Wednesday to participate in the annual Midwest-Canada Legislative Conference.
"I speak … in a spirit of hope," said President John F. Kennedy, beginning a policy address to the nation on July 26, 1963. He went on to describe a major breakthrough in the Cold War. The new Limited Nuclear Test Ban Treaty with the Soviet Union would prohibit nuclear explosions in the atmosphere.
INDIANAPOLIS | A third European nation is set to honor former U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar, R-Ind., for his international relations achievements, and work toward nuclear disarmament.
INDIANAPOLIS | Two Northwest Indiana lawmakers have been chosen to serve on an international committee that promotes cooperation between Midwestern states and central Canadian provinces.
Former NBA star Dennis Rodman is surrounded by journalists upon arrival at Pyongyang Airport in North Korea on Tuesday. The former Bull has become an unlikely ambassador for sports diplomacy at a time of heightened tensions between the U.S. and North Korea.
PYONGYANG, North Korea | Former NBA star Dennis Rodman brought his basketball skills and flamboyant style — tattoos, nose studs and all — on Tuesday to a country with possibly the world's strictest dress code: North Korea.
U.S. National freestyle wrestling coach Zeke Jones, right, and his team members arrive at the Imam Khomeini airport in Tehran, Iran, early Tuesday morning to attend World Cup tournament. USA Wrestling has formalized plans for a committee charged with restoring Olympic wrestling.
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