Fort Hood Soldier Dies in Iraq
The Department of Defense announced Tuesday that a Fort Hood Soldier died Monday, February 20, in Al Anbar Province, Iraq from a non-combat related incident while supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.
Congress Dodging War Powers Despite US Mission in Syria
DEB RIECHMANN, Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — In the fight against Islamic State militants, members of Congress talk tough against extremism. But many lawmakers want to run for cover when it comes to voting on new war powers — preferring to let the president own the battle.
Obama to Meet with Allies on Militant Fight
JULIE PACE, AP White House Correspondent
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and his military commanders are meeting with defense chiefs from more than 20 nations participating in the fight against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq.