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2015’s Most Anticipated Movies: ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens,’ ‘The Hateful Eight,’ and More

Yes, 2015 promises to be one of the best years ever for movies, featuring everything from a new Star Wars flick to films by Spielberg, Scorsese, and …

Libya crisis: US 'caught off-guard' by air strikes

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1103000/1103653_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524618139_5521939e0070f02c84d25b639388ce0c<p><b>US officials say Egypt and the UAE were behind air strikes in Libya last week that targeted Islamist-linked militia.</b><p>A senior US official told the BBC …

Airports

Afghanistan: Awash in Guns, as Well as Narcotics

The bad news out of Afghanistan this week is that the U.S. military’s accounting for the arsenals the Pentagon is giving to Afghan security forces is …

Afghanistan

Report says Pentagon has lost track of thousands of firearms given to Afghan forces

The Pentagon has been unable to locate more than 40 percent of the firearms it has provided to Afghan security forces at a cost of $626 million, according to a report by a government oversight agency made public Monday.<p>The report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction …

That ISIS Five Year Expansion Plan Map Is Fake

ABC News has published a map that shows ISIS' alleged 5-year expansion plan.<p>The map shows a possible future caliphate based upon previously held Islamic territory throughout history. The map seems to confirm everyone's worst fears of a new global jihad inspired by ISIS.<p>Except, according to Tim …

Terrorism

Dempsey: US assessing whether Iraq forces can hold

HONOLULU (AP) — A top U.S. military official says a key role of the American troops in Iraq is assessing whether the country's security forces can hold together and whether its leaders are confident they can do their jobs.<p>Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Tuesday to …

U.S. sends more troops to Iraq

The United States has increased its military presence in Iraq, ordering 300 more troops to the violence-ravaged nation, the Pentagon announced Monday.<p>ISIS militants have "continued to pose a legitimate threat to Baghdad and its environs," a U.S. official told CNN. "We have seen them reinforce …

As caliphate declared, Iraqi troops battle for Tikrit | Reuters

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi troops battled to dislodge an al Qaeda splinter group from the city of Tikrit on Monday after its leader was declared caliph of a new Islamic state in lands seized this month across a swath of Iraq and Syria.<p>Alarming regional and world powers, the Islamic State in Iraq and …

What's A Caliphate?

The Islamic caliphates had a long and glorious run, but in the 21st century, they seemed consigned to history. Simply put, a caliphate is an Islamic state led by a supreme religious and political leader, and it has existed in one form or another for most of the 1,400-year history of Islam.<p>The …