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Now that ISIS is mostly defeated, will U.S. stay in Iraq?

WASHINGTON - The United States and Iraq have intensified talks to keep an ongoing American military presence in the country following the ouster of the Islamic State. Both countries want to avoid a repeat of 2011, when American forces withdrew from Iraq after successfully weakening al-Qaeda and driv

WGRZ TV - 2017-12-19 00:16:00

Surveillance video from deadly railroad crash released

SELLERSBURG, IN (WAVE) - WAVE 3 News obtained graphic video of Friday's deadly accident, in which a train hit an SUV in Sellersburg. Friday's crash happened at Highway 31 and Bringham Drive in Sellersburg around 4:00 p.m. In the surveillance video, you can see the SUV pull up on Brighman Drive to tu

WAVE 3 - 2017-12-18 21:47:58

Man Held After 'Incident' At Base Used By U.S. Troops

A man was arrested Monday after apparently trying to drive onto a Royal Air Force base in eastern England used by the U.S. Air Force. Police in Suffolk, England, said U.S. service members fired shots during the incident and that a man was detained with cuts and bruises. Nobody else was injured. The

NEWS9.COM - 2017-12-18 18:23:00

'Operation Good to Go' provides homeless veterans with some basics

El Dorado resident Tracey DiVita appears to live by the adage "you can do anything you put your mind to." But he takes it one step further. He lets his heart lead him. The former sheriff's deputy and Marine Corps veteran, who returned home from deployment in Iraq with post traumatic stress disorder,

MOUNTAIN DEMOCRAT - 2017-12-18 16:08:26

Selfie controversy still haunts Miss Iraq with death threats

Credit: Instagram/adar_gandelsman (WFLA) - Almost a month ago, Sarah Idan was in the Miss Universe pageant as a contestant representing Iraq for the first time in 45 years. But, Idan was pummeled with death threats online after posting a selfie with Miss Israel, Adar Gandelsman. On Idan's account,

WFLA.COM - 2017-12-18 15:47:43

Funk gives update on ongoing fight against Islamic State

FORT HOOD - The ground once held by the Islamic State has been mostly retaken and the main threat remaining in Iraq and Syria from the terrorist organization is the improvised explosive devices they left behind, according to the commander tasked with the destruction of ISIS. Lt. Gen. Paul Funk II, I

KILLEEN DAILY HERALD - 2017-12-18 18:43:00

Iraq and Syria work together to secure border from ISIS

After more than three years of fighting, Iraq's Prime Minister has declared the country completely liberated from ISIS. "Almost 7 million people have been liberated as we rest in here now, and you can feel it in Iraq. They feel they've been successful, they have a legitimate cause, and they believe

NEWS CHANNEL 25 - 2017-12-18 20:28:53

Amidst Controversy and Mayhem, Trump's First Year Accomplishments Are Many

Despite the media's tumultuous relationship with President Trump, and with the GOP led tax reform on the verge of passing, Trump's first year in office isn't without significant victories, according to Byron York at The Washington Examiner. Here are President Trump's most significant first-year acco

IJR - 2017-12-18 16:05:29

Obama's Iran Deal Makes Trump's Russia 'Collusion' Look Like Child's Play

We don't know how Robert Mueller's investigation into the Trump administration will play out, but if it's half as bad the Obama administration's coddling of terror-supporting Iran, it should be a massive national scandal. Empowering terrorist groups. Paying ransom that emboldened our enemies to kidn

THE FEDERALIST - 2017-12-18 15:35:35

Iraq hangs 38 ISIS, al Qaeda terrorists in mass execution

Iraq hanged 38 ISIS and al Qaeda militants in a mass execution after being sentenced to death on terrorism charges, Reuters reported. The 38 executions took place in a single day at a prison in Nassiriya, Iraq, Reuters reported. "The prison administration executed on Thursday in the presence of Just

AMERICANMILITARYNEWS.COM - 2017-12-18 11:55:34

State Senate OKs measure to rename portion of Interstate 176 to honor veterans

The state Senate has approved a measure to rename a portion of Interstate 176 to honor veterans.State Sen. Judy Schwank, a Ruscombmanor Township Democrat, sponsored the legislation. The Senate passed it last week. The bill would rename separate sections of the Morgantown Expressway between Route 422

READING EAGLE - 2017-12-18 08:01:00

Strategic patience is dead - long live America first

As President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for 'serious case of amnesia' after testimonySkier Lindsey Vonn: I don't want to represent Trump at OlympicsPoll: 4 in 10 Republicans think senior Trump advisers had improper dealings with RussiaMORE unveiled our nation's new n

THE HILL - 2017-12-18 20:20:07

Family of Miss Iraq forced to flee after she takes selfie with Miss Israel

Miss Universe contestant Sarah Idan has confirmed that her family has fled their home country of Iraq after a harmless selfie with Miss Israel led to repeated death threats. Sarah Idan, who represented the war-torn country last month in Las Vegas, sat down with CNN to talk about the picture for the

AOL CORP - 2017-12-18 18:04:08

Coalition Strikes Continue Against ISIS in Syria, Iraq

SOUTHWEST ASIA, Dec. 18, 2017 - U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria between Dec. 15-17, conducting 19 strikes consisting of 26 engagements,Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolveofficials reported today. Officials reported details

AMERICANMILITARYNEWS.COM - 2017-12-18 08:42:00

NOT GOOD: Iran officially launches their Tehran-Mediterranean corridor...

Iran has officially begun using a land corridor through Iraq and Syria that stretches from Tehran to the Mediterranean, according to multiple reports this weekend: Iran activates Tehran-Mediterranean corridor https://t.co/656v9MqwiVpic.twitter.com/QJVYDJurwM - ANADOLU AGENCY (ENG) (@anadoluagency) D

THERIGHTSCOOP.COM - 2017-12-18 19:12:13

The Pentagon's Third Offset May Be Dead, But No One Knows What Comes Next

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis talks with U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, then-commander of U.S troops in Iraq and Syria, during a flight in Iraq on Aug. 22. In 2012, the Pentagon's senior leadership secretly established a new office to work on state-of-the-art weapons. For the next four yea

FOREIGN POLICY - 2017-12-18 06:52:43

Track Palin’s New Domestic Violence Arrest Reportedly Occurred After He Assaulted His Father

Getty Image Over the weekend, for the second time in nearly two years, Track Palin, the eldest son of former Alaska governor and VP candidate Sarah Palin was arrested for suspicion of domestic violence and remains in custody. While the former governor blamed her son's first arrest (for allegedly pun

UPROXX - 2017-12-18 20:49:07

Fort Hood general leading ISIS fight says caliphate defeated in Iraq

Fort Hood Commander Lt. Gen. Paul E. Funk II, who is leading the anti-ISIS campaign in the Middle East, said Monday that even as the Islamic State is pushed from its territories in Iraq and Afghanistan, stubborn challenges will exist in the region, perhaps for years. Funk pointed to a single neighbo

MYSTATESMAN.COM - 2017-12-18 18:12:01

Obama's Alternative Facts on the Iran Nuclear Deal

When the Obama administration sold its Iran nuclear deal to Congress in 2015, one of its primary arguments was that the agreement was narrow. It lifted only nuclear sanctions. America, President Barack Obama told us, would remain a vigilant foe of Iran's regional predations through sanctions and oth

BLOOMBERG - 2017-12-18 19:26:35

The Mideast has a Militia Problem: Does Iraq's Ayatollah Sistani Have the Answer?

Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani has called for Iraq's Shiite militias to come under control of the central government. One of the problems facing the Middle East has been the rise of autonomous militias, who are often more powerful than the state and its army. You have Hizbullah in Lebanon, you have th

JUANCOLE.COM - 2017-12-18 08:56:47