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  • Marine Sgt. Dakota Meyer, shown in an undated photo, was deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Ganjgal Village in Afghanistan's Kunar province. The 23-year-old former Marine scout sniper from Columbia, Ky., who has since left the corps, will become the first living Marine to be awarded the Medal of Honor in decades. (AP Photo/U.S. Marine Corps)

    Memorials set as Marine gets Medal of Honor

    Dakota Meyer saved 36 lives from an ambush in Afghanistan, and the former Marine corporal will collect the nation's highest military honor at the White House on Thursday. While he is receiving the Medal of Honor, Mr. Meyer's slain comrades will be memorialized in hometown ceremonies at his request.

  • World Scene

    Turkey warned Cyprus against proceeding with offshore oil and gas drilling activities, saying Thursday it would finalize an agreement with Turkish Cypriots to mark out undersea borders to facilitate future oil and gas exploration.

  • British Prime Minister David Cameron (center) and French President Nicolas Sarkozy (right) meet patients at the Tripoli Medical Center in Tripoli, Libya, on Sept. 15, 2011. (Associated Press)

    Libyan rebels urge more NATO airstrikes

    Libya's new rulers urged the visiting leaders of Britain and France on Thursday to continue NATO airstrikes in the North African nation as rebels entered one of deposed dictator Moammar Gadhafi's last remaining strongholds.

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Putting the 'illegal Iraq war' claim to rest

    Contrary to allegations of choice, the United Nations and Congress mandated the Iraq war, which began in 1991, not 2003.

  • A military helicopter belonging to coalition forces flies around a building during a gunbattle with Taliban militants in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Wednesday Sept. 14,2011. The 20-hour insurgent attack in the heart of the capital ended Wednesday morning after a final volley of helicopter gunfire as Afghan police ferreted out and killed the last few assailants who had taken over a half-built downtown building to fire on the nearby U.S. Embassy and NATO compounds. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

    Pakistan hits back at U.S. criticism in Kabul attack

    American criticism of Islamabad's failure to pursue the Haqqani militant network blamed for this week's attack on the U.S. Embassy in Kabul risks damaging anti-terror cooperation between the two countries, Pakistan's Foreign Ministry warned Thursday.

  • Libyan National Transitional Council Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril speaks with a patient at the Tripoli Medical Center in Tripoli, Libya, on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011. (AP Photo/Eric Feferberg, Pool)

    Official: Libyan revolutionaries battle Gadhafi loyalists in Sirte

    A spokesman for Libyan revolutionary forces said on Thursday that a unit has entered the outskirts of Sirte, Col. Moammar Gadhafi's hometown, fighting resistance from loyalists.

  • ** FILE ** In this Aug. 16, 2010, photo, U.S. Army soldiers from the 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment pose with an American flag for a photograph after crossing the border from Iraq into Kuwait. The soldiers are the last combat brigade to leave Iraq as part of the drawdown of U.S. forces. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

    TYRRELL: 'Mission accomplished'

    We are preparing to vamoose Camp Victory just outside of Baghdad. There were once 505 bases for American troops sprinkled around Iraq at the height of our involvement, from whence an American army went out to pacify the bloodthirsty hordes. Now we are down to some 40 bases, and shortly there will be none at all. Perhaps one or two headquarters will remain for a skeleton force of Americans training Iraqi police or military.

  • Gen. Carter Ham

    Terror collaboration in Africa worries U.S. general

    The general responsible for U.S. military operations in Africa said Wednesday he is worried that three terrorist groups based on the continent are attempting to share training and collaborate in other ways in pursuit of their goal of attacking the United States and other foreign targets.

  • Inside China

    The 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks provided China's official media with ample reason to celebrate what it called America's "moribund decline." The state-controlled press issued a thorough condemnation of America for what it said was U.S. culpability for causing the attacks.

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