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Ex-mediator Annan sees chance of Syria peace in U.S.-Russia talks

GENEVA (Reuters) - Talks between Russia and the United States may produce a chance of peace in Syria, Kofi Annan, the former U.N. secretary-general who tried unsuccessfully to forge a deal to end the war in 2012, said on Tuesday.<p>A man rides a bicycle near damaged buildings in Jobar, a suburb of …

60 Minutes Takes A Glance At The Growing Costs Of The Air War Against ISIS

<i>60 Minutes</i> traveled to Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar to take a brief look inside the 14 month-old air war against ISIS over Iraq and Syria. While this …

America’s sad, delusional foreign policy: The real reason why things are falling apart

<b>(Reuters/Kevin Lamarque/AP/John Locher/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>Our leaders refuse to accept the reality of international relations. Only more pain can come<p>Robert Hennelly<p>October 25, 2015 2:30pm (UTC)<p>One of the most dangerous side effects of our chronic military failures is that the people in charge …

Foreign Policy

Video appears to show the joint US raid against ISIS in Iraq that killed an American soldier

US Army Master Sergeant Joshua L. Wheeler was the first American to die in ground combat with ISIS, and the first American service member to die in Iraq since the war there ended in 2011.<p>Another video, which appears to show the same raid, was reported by The Washington Post and obtained from the …

Special Forces

America's Elite Forces Deploy to a Record-Shattering 147 Countries in 2015

<b>Iraq, Afghanistan, and Other Special Ops “Successes”</b><p><i>Cross-posted from TomDispatch.com</i><p>They’re some of the best soldiers in the world: highly trained, well equipped, and experts in weapons, intelligence gathering, and battlefield medicine. They study foreign cultures and learn local languages. …