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A Scottish 'Yes' Also Means Exit from EU, NATO

Edinburgh, Scotland

BRUSSELS - If Scottish voters this week say Yes to independence, not only will they tear up the map of Great Britain, they'll shake the twin pillars of Western Europe's postwar prosperity and security — the European Union and the U.S.-led NATO defence alliance. In breaking away from the rest of the United Kingdom, Scotland would automatically f... more

First US Airstrike in Expanded Iraq Fight

WASHINGTON -- U.S. officials said Monday the United States has taken the first step in its planned expanded fight against Islamic State militants, going to the aid of Iraqi security forces near Baghdad who were being attacked by enemy fighters. The U.S. Central Command said it conducted a strike Monday in support of the Iraqi forces southwest o... more

US Sending 3,000 Troops to Africa to Battle Ebola

Health workers, attend to patients that contracted the Ebola virus, at a clinic in Monrovia, Liberia, Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)

The U.S. military will send 3,000 troops to the heart of the Ebola outbreak in Liberia and devote air assets to delivering medical supplies and personnel as part of a stepped up effort to battle the epidemic that has claimed more than 2,100 lives in West Africa, the White House announced late Monday night. U.S. Africa Command will coordinate th... more

Mideast Complexities Confound US Coalition Efforts

Sen. John Kerry

The Middle East has confounded outsiders for years, so it is no surprise that another U.S.-led project with a straightforward goal -- destroying a marauding organization of extremists -- is bumping up against age-old rivalries and a nod-and-a-wink-style political culture. U.S. secretary of state John Kerry has received backing for the principle... more

Estonian Commander Says Russia Wants a Europe Without America

Caption: Col. Jaak Tarien (center), commander of the Estonian air force, greets Army and Air Force officials after they arrive at Amari Air Base, Estonia on May 31, 2013 for an exercise. (U.S. Air Force)

Estonia may be one of NATO's smallest members, but its air force commander had the strongest words for Russian aggression in Ukraine at a gathering of allied military leaders. Russian President Vladimir Putin's "war against Ukraine did not really come as a surprised to us," Col. Jaak Tarien, commander of the Estonian Air Force, told an audi... more

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