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Only '4 Or 5' U.S.-Trained Rebels In Syria? Not Exactly.

The Huffington Post | Akbar_Ahmed | Posted 09.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. general directing the fight against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq set off a wave of criticism Wednesday when he to...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Turkey, Reluctant Partner In Obama's ISIS Strategy, Frustrates U.S. Officials | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Turkey, with its resources, geographic position and potential regional sway, is uniquely suited to be the West's key partner against the...

Lloyd Austin: The First African-American to Lead U.S. Central Command

Valerie Jarrett | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics
Valerie Jarrett

Today, General Lloyd Austin became the first African-American to lead the U.S. Central Command, which has a wide-ranging area of responsibility for 20 countries in the Middle East and southwest Asia. His appointment is effective immediately.

General Sees End To Army Suicides

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 03.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Army suicides are still increasing, but the four-star general who has been at the forefront of seeking solutions, Lloyd J. Austin III, s...

Obama Marks End Of Iraq War

AP | By JULIE PACE | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. -- Blending solemn tradition with joyous reunion, the top commander of U.S. forces in Iraq returned home to U.S. soil Tuesday,...

U.S. Will Not 'Walk Away' From Iran's Insurgent Arming

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 09.10.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — A blunt and frustrated U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta expressed exasperation Monday with Iraqi indecision on whether it wants U.S...

Lloyd Austin Expected To Become New U.S. Commander For Iraq

AP | ANNE GEARAN and KEVIN MAURER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — The senior U.S. general in Iraq since 2008, Gen. Ray Odierno, will be succeeded by a leading Pentagon general at the end of the sum...

US' Iraq Work Is Far From Over, Says No. 2 General

AP | CHELSEA J. CARTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CAMP VICTORY, Iraq — Iraq's security forces must develop intelligence, battlefield medicine and logistics before they can stand on their own, th...

US Cmdr: Attacks In Iraq At Lowest Level Since 2003

AP | ROBERT H. REID | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Attacks fell in November to their lowest monthly level since the Iraq war began in 2003, despite recent high-profile bombings aimed at...

Iraq's No. 2 Commander Says "Surge" Security Is Fragile

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

BAGHDAD — Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Monday he foresees a shrinking U.S. combat role in Iraq in coming months, while the No. 2 U.S. com...