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Report: Obama Is Reconsidering Troop Withdrawal From Afghanistan

October 14, 2015 President Obama is reportedly rethinking the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan because of the recent gains made by the Taliban in that country. The New York Times, quoting senior officials, reports Obama appears to be willing to retain a military force strong enough to tackle Taliban and al-Qaeda. The...

US, NATO, Afghan Forces Retake Kunduz — Maybe

October 1, 2015 Fighting continues in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz on Thursday after government forces said they retook the city seized by the Taliban this week. Afghan forces, who were confined to the city’s airport, launched an overnight counteroffensive to take back Kunduz. The BBC said they were aided by NATO...

US Airstrikes, Afghan Forces Fail to Reclaim Kunduz

September 30, 2015 Afghan forces, aided by U.S. airstrikes, failed to retake the city of Kunduz that was captured by the Taliban on Monday—the militant group’s biggest prize since it was ousted from power following the U.S.-led invasion of 2001. U.S. planes struck Taliban targets near the city’s airport, driving the militants back....

How Immigration Will Change America's Face

September 28, 2015 More than 59 million immigrants have arrived in the country since the passage of the landmark Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, the Pew Research Center announced Monday in a new report. The report added that the U.S. population in 2065 will be about 441 million, up from about 318...

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Bowe Bergdahl Faces a Preliminary Hearing Over Charges He Deserted His Post

September 17, 2015 Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl was taken from a pickup truck on June 4, 2014, and escorted to a helicopter after five years of captivity. His Taliban captors traded him for five senior members of the group in U.S. custody. On Thursday, Berhgdahl will be in court at Fort Sam Houston in...

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Intelligence and the Campaign Against ISIS

September 16, 2015 Intelligence analysts have given investigators documents they say show senior military officials distorted reports on the progress made against ISIS, The New York Times is reporting. A spokeswoman for the Pentagon’s inspector general told the Times the investigation is focused on the intelligence command at Central Command, which oversees U.S....

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North Korea Threatens the U.S. With Its Nuclear Program

September 15, 2015 North Korea says it will use its “steadily improved” nuclear program against the United States at “any time,” calling the program a response to a “reckless hostile policy” from the U.S. North Korea’s state-run Korean Central News Agency said the reactor at theYongbyon nuclear facility had been restarted two years...

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The Korean Man Who Attacked the U.S. Ambassador to Seoul Is Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison

September 11, 2015 The knife-wielding man who viciously attacked the U.S. ambassador to South Korea in March has been sentenced to 12 years in prison. Kim Ki-jong, 55, attacked Ambassador Mark Lippert at a breakfast function in Seoul on March 5. The Seoul Central District Court found him guilty Friday of attempted murder,...

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U.S. to Accept At Least 10,000 Syrian Refugees in the Next Fiscal Year

September 10, 2015 The White House says the U.S. is preparing to accept at least 10,000 Syrian refugees in the next fiscal year, which begins October 1. Spokesman Josh Earnest said President Obama had informed his team he would like them to prepare to accept the refugees who are fleeing Syria’s civil war....

Seattle's Teachers Strike as Contract Negotiations Stall

September 9, 2015 Seattle teachers voted to go on strike Wednesday, the first day of school, over stalled contract negotiations with the city’s school district. “After bargaining until midnight Monday and for most of the day Tuesday, it was clear that a settlement wasn’t close,” the Seattle Education Association, the union that represents...