The Tikrit offensive was meant to discredit the U.S. Instead it has offered a golden opportunity.
Terrorist group posts what it says are names, U.S. addresses and photos of 100 targets.
Judge orders pictures of detainee abuse be released after a more than decade-long legal battle.
The American way of waging war needs a long, cool rethink.
The fight over 2,100 pictures depicting U.S. military abuse of detainees reached "a line in the sand" for the presiding judge.
The trainers will work with moderate Syrian opposition forces who will battle Islamic State fighters, the Pentagon said on Friday.
Strikes near the Syrian cities of Kobani, Ar Raqqah and Al Hasakah destroyed Islamic State vehicles, buildings and fighting positions.
The U.S. launched 20 airstrikes against Islamic State militants in recent days, military officials said in a statement on Wednesday.
New data and directives presented by outgoing Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel draw a lukewarm response.
A New York Times report said Obama had authorized future combat in Afghanistan, but Obama reiterated that U.S. combat there "ends next month"
Because some Republicans object to Obama’s military policies, they think they have the right to try to tear apart the military
"Was this really the strategy for Syria thats been three years in the making?" asked NBC's Richard Engel