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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

U.S. Says ‘Close Combat Advisors’ Could Battle Jihadists

Washington (AFP) — The United States plans to strike the Islamic State group in its Syrian strongholds and could send military advisers into combat alongside Iraqi troops, American commanders said Tuesday. Military leaders warned of a further escalation in their battle against the jihadists just as two branches of the rival Al-Qaeda group called for […]

September 16, 2014

U.S. Army Invites Women To Try Out For Elite Ranger School

Washington (AFP) — The U.S. Army is inviting female soldiers to apply to the grueling Ranger school, officials said Monday, part of the military’s effort to open the door to women serving in ground combat. The prestigious Ranger school has been closed to women until now. But the army wants to study the possibility of […]

September 16, 2014

White House To Announce Measures To Combat Sexual Assault On Campus

By Timothy M. Phelps, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The White House will announce new measures Tuesday to deal with campus sexual assault, an issue that in recent years has inflamed college campuses from Yale to the University of California, Berkeley. The recommendations from a task force of federal officials headed by Vice President Joe Biden include publicizing […]

April 29, 2014