My Turn: Invading Iraq wasn't our worst mistake

...insurgency among the Sunnis, which has since become known as ISIS, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. Large Shi'ite militias allied with Iran rose up against our rule. The only significant group that the U.S. could rely on were the Kurds. They, however...
Alaska Editorial: Remembering the lessons of World War II

...editorial first appeared in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: On Friday, America will observe the 70th anniversary of the Allied landing at Normandy on D-Day during World War II. But there's another World War II anniversary this week that holds much...
Iraqi forces hold on in refinery fight

...shrinking share of the country and stop the momentum of the Sunni extremists, led by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant allied with Sunni tribes and elements of Saddam Hussein's old Baath Party. It also represented al-Maliki's need for a military...
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Today in Sports History Game 6.1981 - Willie Shoemaker wins his 8,000th race and then three more. Shoemaker gets the milestone on top of War Allied in the first race at Hollywood Park.1981 - Julius Erving of the Philadelphia 76ers is named the NBA's Most Valuable Player...
My Turn: D-Day's clarion call

...Hollywood's payback for Pearl Harbor - Tinseltown's counterattack against fascism. The real response was D-Day, the allied invasion of Normandy, France - the beginning of the campaign that took down Fortress Europe.D-Day wasn't America's...
Living a legacy

...vital documents, diaries may also be acceptable.DAR also accepts women whose ancestors helped the Americans from colonies of allied nations, as well as women of all ethnic backgrounds, like those of African and Native American descent whose ancestors helped...
Iraqis battle militant uprising in 2 Sunni cities

BAGHDAD - Iraqi security forces and allied tribesmen battled on Thursday to put down al-Qaida-linked gunmen who, in a coordinated surge, ran rampant in two of the country's...
UAF investigates injections given to students

...leave. Wolf's contract will expire at the end of the year, and Stalder said it won't be renewed.Also under review is the Allied Health Department. Student complaints about the injections were made to a department administrator on Feb. 24, but those...
U.S. relationships with Asia-Pacific region: A confluence of imperatives for Alaska

...most advanced capabilities. It is a premier training locality like few others in the world, making it a critical national and allied training asset. In 2011, for instance, more than 6,000 service members from across all armed forces participated in exercise...
Taliban attack trends: Never mind

...once touted as a gauge of U.S. and allied success but now dismisses as flawed...the validity of repeated statements by allied officials that the Taliban was in steep...Afghan forces, out of view of American and allied troops. That means ISAF has diminishing...


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