The State Department strongly condemned “brutal actions” of the Islamic State Friday, following reports that group carried out a mass execution of moderate Sunni Muslim tribesmen who had fought back against the extremists in Iraq’s western Anbar province.
A Defense Department survey on sexual assault has left many service members livid.
The Pentagon is preparing to send U.S. military advisers to Iraq’s Anbar province, where this week mass graves were uncovered and the Islamic State group attacked Iraqi security forces with American M113 armored personnel carriers used as IEDs.
An investigation is underway at Marine Corps Base Quantico in Virginia over possible Islamic State propaganda found in the town.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel admitted outright Thursday that Syrian President Bashar Assad, whom the Obama administration has for years called for the removal of, is now benefiting from the administration’s strategy of bombing Islamic State targets inside Syria.
The Islamic State group is now using American armored personnel carriers as moving IEDs in Iraq.
China’s communist government has postponed an effort to court Republican dignitaries by hosting an all-expenses-paid tour of Beijing, The Washington Times has learned.
The U.S. Army is refusing to “suspend or debar” supporters of the Afghan insurgency from receiving lucrative government contracts, a practice that is illegal and dangerous to U.S. national security interests, according to a government watchdog group.
One veteran on disability collected nearly $210,000 in benefits in 2013, while another earned more than $122,000 — nearly three times what his actual military pay would have been — according to a watchdog report being released Thursday that found tens of thousands of veterans are triple-dipping on disability.
Mass graves have turned up in Iraq’s Anbar province that may contain up to 220 victims of the Islamic State group.
Hong Kong’s tycoons, typically the bedrock of China’s influence over the former British colony, have been notably silent in denouncing the pro-democracy protest movement.
It is “too early to tell” whether the U.S.-led bombing campaign against the Islamic State will work, says a top Greek national security official who was in Washington this week to discuss how his nation can better coordinate with the U.S. to track extremist foreign fighters between Europe and the Middle East.