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Who are we at war with? That’s classified

In a major national security speech this spring, President Obama said again and again that the U.S. is at war with “Al Qaeda, the Taliban, and their associated forces.” So who exactly are those associated forces? It’s a secret. ... Read more»

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Poll: Fewer Americans believe U.S. has mightiest military

Reversing the trend of the last decade, fewer Americans now believe the United States to be the world’s pre-eminent military power than at any time since 1999, according to a new survey.... Read more»

Az joins effort to aid homeless vets

More than 2,200 veterans are homeless in Arizona on any given night, making up one of every five people on the street. Now state and private organizations are joining a national effort to make help available.... Read more»

Military dogs suffer PTSD

Soldiers returning from battle are not alone in their difficult readjustment to civilian life: their brave canine counterparts are also struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder.... Read more»1

Lawmakers want defense technology on border

With American troops leaving Iraq and an eventual withdrawal from Afghanistan expected, advocates for military technology on the border said it is an attractive option because it could save taxpayer money, could complement the U.S. Border Patrol’s human resources and has proven successful before.... Read more»1

13 Americans killed in Kabul suicide attack

A suicide attack in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday targeted a convoy of foreign troops, killing at least 20 people including 13 Americans.... Read more»

Comic: Iraq war

Declaring victory, and ...

President Obama has announced that U.S. troops will leave Iraq by the end of the year. ... Read more»

Injured war contractors sue over health care

Private contractors injured while working for the U.S. government in Iraq and Afghanistan filed a class action lawsuit in federal court on Monday, claiming that corporations and insurance companies had unfairly denied them medical treatment and disability payments.... Read more»

Ex-Marine receives Medal of Honor

President Obama on Thursday bestowed the Medal of Honor on former U.S. Marine Dakota Meyer, who saved 36 lives from an ambush by insurgents in Afghanistan.... Read more»1


10 years on, Afghanistan isn't far from where it started

No two countries have been more affected by the shift than the United States and Afghanistan, who are tied together in a war whose outcome, a decade after the initial invasion, is still very much in doubt.... Read more»

Blasts rock Iraqi cities ahead of U.S. pullout

Deadly bomb blasts hit three Iraqi cities on Monday, with insurgents using suicide bombers, car bombs and gunmen to attack civilians and Iraqi security forces, killing scores just months ahead of a pullout of U.S. forces. (with video)... Read more»

Jill Biden visits refugee camps in Somalia

Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, led a high-profile delegation to northeast Kenya on Monday as a humanitarian crisis sparked by war, famine and drought engulfed the Horn of Africa.... Read more»

Somalia famine grows, 12.5 million at risk

Somalia's famine has already killed tens of thousands of people and is expected to spread across the south of the country in the coming weeks as failed rains combine with failed politics to create a humanitarian catastrophe that threatens millions of lives. (with video)... Read more»

U.S. role in Afghanistan plagued by challenges

With the Obama administration beginning to remove tens of thousands of troops from Afghanistan, it is an opportune moment to review the various challenges that have faced the U.S. government over the past decade. ... Read more»

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Text of State of the Union address

The full text of President Obama’s first State of the Union address: "Our Constitution declares that from time to time, the President shall give to Congress information about the state of our union."... Read more»

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Canada no longer a haven for war resisters

Canada has long been a haven for Americans escaping their wars. Many Canadians would consider this tradition a noble one. But it has come to an end.... Read more»

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