US program to train Syrian rebels losing ground

...Congress. "And that's proving the thing that limits the growth of the program."Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said at the same House hearing that "within the next couple of months" the administration will have to decide what...
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Alaska wildfires grow in number and size, no new evacuations

...from one threatened interior village, Nulato, fled by boats to other villages.A tribal nonprofit organization, the Tanana Chiefs Conference, flew out more than 60 elders, children and vulnerable adults from another village, Tanana. Conference president...
Wildfires grow in number, but no new evacuations's kind of calm because we had rain for the past two days," Dillard said.A tribal nonprofit organization, the Tanana Chiefs Conference, flew out more than 60 elders, children and vulnerable adults on Tuesday from another Athabascan village, Tanana...
Burgeoning wildfires in Alaska prompt more evacuations

...62 people to Fairbanks 130 miles to the east, focusing on elders, children and people with health conditions. The Tanana Chiefs Conference, a consortium of 42 villages in the interior, also flew six people from the village of Hughes on Tuesday as a precaution...
Iraqi training goal to fall way short of recruits

...he said using an acronym for the Islamic State.Dempsey, who is finishing a four-year stint as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said that when the local forces are going against a strategic target, the Pentagon might see how U.S. forces...
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Obama picks Marine general as Joint Chiefs chairman

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama tapped a highly respected combat commander as his next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Tuesday, signaling that the battles against al-Qaida and Islamic State militants threatening the Middle East and the...
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Temporary water filtration system installed at Alatna

...Alaska will no longer have to cross a river to obtain potable water.The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and the Tanana Chiefs Conference have installed a temporary water-filtration system in Alatna, a village of 27 about 190 miles northwest of Fairbanks...
Ex-US commander: Take nuke missiles off high alert

...weapons' deterrent value, said Cartwright, who headed Strategic Command from 2004 to 2007 and was vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff before retiring in 2011.The Obama administration has considered and rejected the idea before of taking nuclear missiles...
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Afghan warlord warns of Islamic State rise

...early months in the presidency, he sacked governors and police chiefs across the country. The president has also been sharply criticized...Khan criticized Ghani's removal of local governors and police chiefs, saying some local figures have still not been officially replaced...
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Bethel battles growing heroin problem

...initiative before the council.The council's proposal calls for the city manager and top staff, like the police and fire chiefs, to work with local and regional organizations to develop a comprehensive city plan.Among the early suggestions are developing...


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