On Thursday, President Obama authorized U.S. airstrikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) in northern Iraq, as well as airdrops of humanitarian aid for thousands of Iraqi religious minorities surrounded by militants. In a statement from the White House, Obama warned that airstrikes would be launched if needed to defend Americans and […]

The death toll from Israeli air strikes on Gaza continued to rise as militants in the enclave kept up rocket attacks on Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and other cities Friday, according to Palestinian officials. Sources confirmed that 100 have died as a result of the growing violence. Friday also saw the death of two people in a […]

On Monday, a Florida judge dismissed the defamation claim filed against NBC by George Zimmerman, the former neighborhood watch volunteer who shot and killed Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman’s lawsuit stated that NBC’s editing of the story covering the shooting of Martin made it sound as if he had voluntarily told an operator that Martin was black. Read more […]

Syrian warplanes struck several parts of Anbar province in Iraq on Tuesday, killing at least 57 civilians and wounding 120 others. “Unfortunately, (the) Syrian regime carried out barbarian attacks against civilians in Anbar province,” Sabah Karkhout, the head of Iraq’s Anbar provincial council said Wednesday. The claims come as Iraqi forces continue fighting radical Sunni militants from […]

According to the United Nations human rights team in Iraq, at least 1,075 people, the vast majority of them civilians, have been killed in the country during the month of June, as a Sunni insurgency overtakes key areas of the country. There were at least 757 civilians killed and 599 injured in Nineveh, Diyala and Salah […]

Never mind the fact that President Barack Obama just sent hundreds of troops to Iraq (after inheriting a drawn-out war that he eventually ended), former Vice President Dick Cheney is still unhappy with the administration’s foreign policy. In an opinion piece for The Wall Street Journal, co-written with his daughter Liz, the Cheneys blast Obama […]

On Monday, President Barack Obama announced that he would position nearly 300 armed American forces in and around Iraq to help secure the U.S. embassy in Baghdad. The President is also considering an array of options, including airstrikes or a contingent of special forces, for combating Islamic insurgents that pose a threat to U.S. assets. From the Associated […]

The San Antonio Spurs dominated the Miami Heat in the Finals and earned their fifth NBA title. Tim Duncan told reporters that the win was his all time favorite out of the previous playoff games he’s won. “It is sweeter than any other,” he said. “Whether it be because of the time frame, because I’m […]

As radical Islamists push forward in Iraq and the government scrambles to protect the capital from insurgents, the U.S. is caught in between, contemplating whether or not to send military assistance. If you recall, Kurdish forces took control of a provincial capital in the oil-rich north on Thursday and Sunni militants threatened to march on two […]

An Education Department report released Tuesday says 3,330 forcible sex offenses were reported on campuses in 2011. That is a 51 percent increase from the 2,200 reported a decade ago. Even though sex crimes are steadily increasing, the number of campus crimes in other categories, like car theft and burglary, decreased over the same period of time. […]

Following the Pentagon’s announcement that they received thousands of sexual assault reports last year, an Army staff sergeant is being accused of sexually assaulting at least 12 female soldiers since 2011. Court documents reveal that Staff Sgt. Angel M. Sanchez assaulted at least one woman while he was deployed to Afghanistan and others more recently while he served as a drill sergeant. […]

On Tuesday, President Barack Obama announced plans to remove all troops from Afghanistan by 2016, starting with a significant withdraw that would leave only 9,800 troops in the country by year’s end. By the end of 2015, that number would be reduced by roughly half. “We have to recognize that Afghanistan will not be a perfect place, […]