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Airlift of forces in Syria shows growing US involvement
The deepening U.S. military involvement against Islamic State militants in northern Syria indicates the Pentagon will likely send even more troops in coming weeks
Today in History
Today in History Today is Saturday, March 25, the 84th day of 2017. There are 281 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On March 25, 1947, a coal-dust explosion inside the Centralia Coal Co. Mine No. 5 in Washington County, Illinois, claimed 111 lives; 31 men survived. On this date:
General favors more aggressive approach in Somalia
The commander of U.S. Africa Command says he would like to be granted more authority to battle al-Qaida-linked militants in Somalia
Taliban take key Afghan district in south; 9 killed in north
Afghan officials: Taliban take key district in southern province; officer turns rifle on sleeping colleagues, killing 9
'Classical City': Ensemble Connect musicians play Bolero and 'Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star'
Ensemble Connect musicians talk about musical style with students at P.S. 63 Old South School in Queens, New York.
What to know about North Korea and its weapons programs
North Korea's failed missile launch overnight has once again highlighted concerns about that country's missile and nuclear weapons programs. Much is not known about the programs, but there are a number of parameters that officials have assessed or made public. Here is a guide to some questions you
US forces ferry Syrian-Kurdish fighters behind IS lines
The Pentagon says U.S. aircraft have ferried Syrian Kurdish fighters and allied forces behind Islamic State lines to spearhead an assault on a strategic town belonging to the extremist group outside its de facto capital, the Syrian city of Raqqa
Mattis says he welcomes approval from Congress for IS fight
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says Congress should approve a formal authorization for U.S. military forces to fight the Islamic State in Syria
The Latest: China envoy hails Syria peace talks 'momentum'
China's envoy for the Syria crisis says the "momentum of peace dialogue will not be stopped" as U.N.-mediated talks are expected to resume