Displaced Iraqis Flee Camp As U.S. Airstrikes Hit ISIS

KHAZER CAMP, Iraq (AP) — Thousands of displaced Iraqis fled their camp in the face of advancing fighters of the Islamic State group, deepening the humanitarian crisis in the north of the country as the United States carried out its first airstrikes against the militants to blunt their assault.

Hagel Says Rush to Judgement Against Bergdahl is 'Unfair'

BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday it is unfair to the family of released captive Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to leap to conclusions about his behavior in uniform.

U.S. Trades Gitmo Detainees to Free American Solider from Taliban After Five Years of Captivity

WASHINGTON (AP) — The only American soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan has been freed by the Taliban in exchange for the release of five Afghan detainees from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Obama administration officials said Saturday.

Kerry Trip Tackles Syria and the Taliban

Secretary of State John Kerry begins a trip plunging into thorny foreign policy problems.

Obama Deepens U.S. Involvement in Syria

'Conclusive evidence' that Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime used chemical weapons is prompting President Barack Obama to authorize lethal aid to Syrian rebels.

Death Toll Nears 93,000 in Two Year Syrian War

Nearly 93,000 people have been confirmed killed since Syria's civil war began more than two years ago, the U.N. said Thursday

N. Korea Urges Foreigners to Vacate S. Korea

North Korea says the two countries are on the verge of a nuclear war.

40 Years On, Vietnam Troop Withdrawal Remembered

Soldiers returning from Vietnam were advised to change into civilian clothes on their flights home.

Rand Paul Filibusters Obama's CIA Appointment "Mr. Smith"-Style, Citing Drone Policy

A Republican critic of the Obama administration's drone policy succeeded Wednesday in blocking a vote on John Brennan's nomination to be CIA director over questions about the possible use of the unmanned weapons against American citizens.

Obama to Announce 34K Troops to be Home in a Year

President Barack Obama will announce in his State of the Union address that 34,000 U.S. troops will be home from Afghanistan within a year.