Ukraine peace talks negotiators agree to establish buffer zone

Sep 20, 2014

Ukraine peace talks negotiators agree to establish buffer zone

Negotiators in Ukrainian peace talks agreed early Saturday to create a buffer zone to separate government troops and pro-Russian militants and withdraw heavy weapons and foreign fighters in order to ensure a stable truce in eastern Ukraine. The deal reached by representatives of Ukraine, ...

Skepticism grows over Obama's 'no boots on the ground' war plan

| Sep 20, 2014

Skepticism grows over Obama's 'no boots on the ground' war plan

President Barack Obama faces growing skepticism in Washington over his plan to defeat Islamic State jihadists in Iraq and Syria without U.S. ground troops, with critics blasting the strategy as unrealistic and half-hearted. Obama’s repeated vow that he will not order “boots on the ...

Sep 20, 2014

U.S. and Canada intercept Russian fighter planes, bombers

Two Russian fighter jets entered a U.S. “air defense identification zone” Wednesday and were intercepted by American F-22 jets near Alaska, military officers said Friday. The incursion was followed by a second incident on Thursday involving two Russian long-range bombers, which flew into Canada’s ...

Sep 19, 2014

Ukraine's pleas for lethal aid from US go unmet

President Barack Obama welcomed the new leader of embattled Ukraine to the White House on Thursday, but stopped short of fulfilling his visitor’s urgent request for lethal aid to fight Russian-backed separatists. Earlier, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko renewed his call for American weaponry during ...

Sep 18, 2014

U.S. school police stock up on free military gear

School police departments across the United States have taken advantage of free military surplus gear, stocking up on mine resistant armored vehicles, grenade launchers and scores of M16 rifles. At least 26 school districts across the country have participated in the Pentagon’s surplus program, ...

Tiny Qatar plays outsize role in U.S. war strategy

Sep 17, 2014

Tiny Qatar plays outsize role in U.S. war strategy

Just kilometers from where former Guantanamo Bay terrorist suspects have resettled, American warplanes take off from Qatar’s al-Udeid air base in the global war on extremism. The contrast in images illustrates why tiny but rich Qatar is an intriguing player in what President Barack ...