Troop Withdrawal News
Putin Orders Russian Troops to Begin Withdrawing from Syria
Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered his country's military to begin its withdrawal from Syria, saying the intervention has “largely achieved its objectives”. In a statement the Kremlin says Putin called Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to inform him of the Russian decision and that Putin
6 Americans Killed in Afghanistan Suicide Attack
Six American service members -- including an NYPD detective -- were killed in a suicide bomb attack today on a joint U.S. and Afghan patrol outside Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. Two other American service members and a U.S. contractor were also injured in the blast. Defense Secretary Ash Carter
Bill O'Reilly on New Book 'Killing Reagan'
And in today's "Sunday spotlight," bill O'Reilly has hit the number one best-selling spot again, this time with "Killing Reagan." How the failed assassination attempt dramatically transformed the Reagan presidency. Reagan was on a roll. Here you go again. He was elected president, he defeated jimmy
Ramadi Fell to ISIS Fighters Even Though They Were 'Vastly Outnumbered' by Iraqi Troops
The city of Ramadi is controlled by “hundreds” of ISIS fighters who were able to seize the city after Iraqi military commanders ordered the withdrawal of several thousand Iraqi troops from the city. That’s according to a U.S. official who also confirmed that the withdrawal of Iraqi troops from
Misunderstanding May Have Led Iraqi Troops to Leave Ramadi
The Iraqi troop pull-out of Ramadi last weekend that allowed the city to fall into ISIS hands may have been the result of a misunderstanding by the senior Iraqi commander in the city, U.S. officials said today. U.S. officials now believe the senior Iraqi military commander ordered his troops to
Jeb Bush: What's In A Name?
By MICHAEL FALCONE NOTABLES MITT ROMNEY ON THE EMERGING 2016 FIELD: The former Republican nominee assessed the fresh crop of potential 2016 Republican nominees yesterday, starting with newly-minted presidential candidate Ted Cruz: “He is a person of very sound capability and I think you’re going...
Obama To Slow Troop Withdrawal from Afghanistan
President Obama said today that the U.S. will "maintain our current posture of 9,800 troops" in Afghanistan through the end of 2015, in accordance with Afghan President Ghani's request for "flexibility."
Germanwings Plane Crashes in France; Angelina Jolie Cancer Surgery Revelation; Obama Announces Afghanistan Troop Exit Plan
Germanwings plane crashes in French Alps; Angelina Jolie reveals she had prophylactic cancer surgery; President Obama announces Afghanistan troop withdrawal plan.
Obama Announces Slowdown of Troop Withdrawal From Afghanistan
During a joint news conference with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, Obama announced that 9,800 U.S. troops will remain in Afghanistan through this year.