Iraq

US Reportedly Blocks Arab Allies' Attempts to Deliver Weapons to Kurds

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The U.S. has reportedly blocked any attempts by Middle East allies to fly weapons to the Kurds fighting the Islamic State in Iraq. The Telegraph reports that U.S. allies say President Obama and other Western leaders, including Britain’s David Cameron, aren’t showing leadership over the escalating ISIS crisis in Iraq, Syria and throughout the Mi... more

6 Steps Through A Deployment Divorce

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Things weren’t great when your servicemember deployed. As the months went by, he or she became more distant, more businesslike, more disinterested. Then your servicemember announced that the marriage is over and that you should consider yourself “left.” There are months left to this deployment: What do you do now? There are many things the spou... more

Man Gets Prison Time, $1M Fine in US Military Bribery Case

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DAYTON, Ohio — A man extradited from Iraq in a U.S. military contract bribery case has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison. Metin Atilan also was fined $1 million and given five years' probation. Atilan pleaded guilty to three counts earlier this year. Under a plea agreement, he could have received more than five years in prison on charges... more

US Judge Awards $134M in Suit Over Death, Injury of Soldiers

Omar Khadr, an ex-Guantanamo inmate who pleaded guilty to killing a U.S. soldier when he was 15. (AP)

SALT LAKE CITY-- A U.S. judge has awarded $134.2 million to an American solider injured in Afghanistan and the widow of another soldier killed there in a lawsuit filed against a Canadian man who pleaded guilty in a grenade attack involving the two soldiers when he was 15. Omar Khadr, 28, pleaded guilty to throwing a grenade that killed U.S. sol... more

Unfounded Report of Active Shooter Shuts Down Washington Navy Yard

A large police presence gathers along M St. in Southeast Washington, Thursday, July 2, 2015, after an official said shots have been reported in a building on the Washington Navy Yard campus. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

A call to 911 of possible shots fired at the Washington Navy Yard early Thursday triggered a massive Navy security and law enforcement hunt for an "active shooter" that was later called off after the report proved to be unfounded. Metropolitan Washington , D.C., Police Chief Kathy Lanier said the 7:29 a.m. call to 911 was traced to a fema... more

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