John Wright

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Kurdish Forces Show The Strain Of The ISIS Fight

WANA, Iraq — The soldier pressed a handkerchief to his face to fight the smell of corpses at his feet. Then he crossed the street, sat on a curb, put his head between his knees, and spit. He lit a cigarette. “I’d rather smell the smoke,” he said, “because the stench is rotten, it’s gross.”<p>The …

Middle East

Obama: is US ‘at war’ with Islamic extremism?

In his most direct remarks yet about any link between Islam and terrorism, President Obama said that “we will ultimately prevail” against extremist …

Democrats, Republicans suggest Obama's military plan vs. ISIS doesn’t go far enough

Congressional Democrats and Republicans on Sunday criticized the proposal President Obama recently submitted to Capitol Hill on defeating The Islamic State, suggesting it doesn't go far enough.<p>Some of the most pointed criticism came from Rhode Island Sen. Jack Reed, the top Democrat on the Senate …

Jordan's Air Force Resumes Raids Against Islamic State

<b>Amman:</b><p>Jordanian air force jets bombed the hideouts of Islamic State militants in Syria on Thursday, state television said, resuming the intensified …

Motivational Quotes

Oct 7, 2015<p>It's the best form of medication.<p>Oct 2, 2015<p>It needs exercise just like the muscles of the body.<p>Sep 23, 2015<p>Running is not, as it so often seems, only about what you did in your last race.<p>Sep 18, 2015<p>Relax and let the run come out of you.<p>Sep 16, 2015<p>...matters more than how much you …

Muscle

Iraq Has Not Asked For US Ground Forces: Minister

<b>Sydney:</b><p>Baghdad has not requested foreign ground forces to battle the Islamic State group, Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jafaari said Thursday …

Middle East

U.S. to start training Ukraine troops, commander says

<b>WARSAW, Poland</b> - The U.S. military plans in March to start training Ukrainian soldiers who are battling Russian-backed separatists in eastern …

US military to train Kiev troops fighting in E. Ukraine – US Army commander

The US military will train Kiev troops fighting against militias in southeast Ukraine, Ben Hodges, US Army Europe commander, said hours before the …

As Obama requests military force, a brief history of war power

<i>Today in the Morning Line:</i><p>Details emerge of Obama’s request to Congress for military authorization to fight the Islamic State group<br>• A brief history of …

A Navy SEAL Explains 8 Secrets to Grit and Resilience

Sometimes you just want to quit. You know you shouldn’t but nothing seems better than crawling back into bed and hiding under the covers. (I am there …

Philip Hammond: Britain not ruling out providing 'lethal force' in Ukraine

The Foreign Secretary strongly suggests that the UK could be prepared to assist the Ukrainian government in its fight against pro-Russian forces<p>Britain could provide “lethal” force to assist the Ukrainian government in its fight against pro-Russian forces, Philip Hammond has suggested.<p>The Foreign …

Obama sends war draft to Hill

It calls for a three-year authorization of military force against ISIL and would prohibit “enduring offensive ground combat operations.”<p>President Barack Obama asked Congress on Wednesday for a three-year authorization of war against the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant that would restrict the U.S. …

Ten TransAsia Pilots Fail Test After Deadly Crash of Flight GE235

World<p>Taiwan's aviation authority has ordered the suspension of 10 pilots from TransAsia Airways who failed a proficiency test given after one of the airline's planes crashed into a river, killing at least 42 people.<p>The Civil Aviation Administration said Wednesday the 10 failed the oral exam on …

Civil Aviation

A top US Navy officer thinks that one of the F-35's most hyped capabilities is 'overrated'

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jon Greenert outlined in a speech last week what the Navy would hope to see in a next-generation strike aircraft. Tellingly, Greenert's ideal bears little resemblance to the trillion-dollar F-35, as David Larter reports for the Navy Times.<p>For instance, the most senior …