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ISIS plans may need to expand

...S. Central Command in Tampa, Florida. "As your commander in chief, I will not commit you and the rest of our armed forces to fighting another ground war in Iraq."But White House officials have left open the possibility that Obama could...
Bob Franken: Ill-fitting suit

...region, with their varying degrees of culpability. How can they be rallied around a single agenda, with a coordinated armed forces and intelligence response? What about Syria? Do we ignore the cruel pariah leader Bashar al-Assad, with his sophisticated...
Bob Franken: Policing the police

...They're supposed to "serve and protect" face to face, not inside tanks. Our Posse Comitatus law prevents the armed forces from doing police work. In the Capitol, an unusually bipartisan collection of leaders is promising legislation that...

...surrounding areas lasted the best part of a month. On Saturday, the government conceded its inevitable defeat as its armed forces were surrounded and under relentless attack.This week, Ukraine seized 10 Russian soldiers well inside the country...

...expressed grave concern about reports that Russian military vehicles have crossed the border into Ukraine and that Russian armed forces are exercising for a 'humanitarian intervention'," said a statement from Cameron's office. Both "are absolutely...
What others say: Bringing soldier home the right call

...American soldier held by the enemy, and that alone justifies the U.S. effort to bring him home.That is what the armed forces do. It's part of unwritten but fundamental code of solidarity in the uniformed services. No one is left behind...

...invitation to the commander general of the Royal Thai Armed Forces to visit U.S. Pacific Command in June.The U.S. urged Thailand's armed forces "to act in the best interests of their fellow citizens...

...the expression of political opinion through the use of armed force," Libyan Justice Minister Salah al-Marghani in the 1990s, described himself as building an armed force with U.S. assistance to "eliminate" Gadhafi and...
A trip of a lifetime: Area WWII veterans to visit Washington, D.C.

...our freedom," he said.The WWII Memorial, built in 2004, is dedicated to the 16 million who served in the U.S. armed forces and the more than 400,000 who died. Cook said between 600-1,200 WWII veterans die every day and many have never...
News "terrorists" and saying they had planted the additional bombs to target rescue workers rushing to the scene.Armed Forces Spokesman Col. Ahmed Mohammed Ali said the soldiers, of a military police unit, were attacked just after morning...


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