Stories tagged: war
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 21, 2017, 9:14 p.m.
Pence to Afghan president: U.S. is ‘here to see this through’
Vice President Mike Pence told Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on a secret visit to Afghanistan on Thursday that the U.S. is “here to see this through” as they discussed a …
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 9, 2017, 11:27 a.m.
PM announces on state TV Iraq’s war against IS has ended
After more than three years of combat operations, Iraq announced Saturday that the fight against the Islamic State group is over after the country’s security forces drove the extremists from …
Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 5 a.m.
Paul Turner: Day before will be like any other
The day before the world changes might be a day much like today.
Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 5:48 p.m.
N. Korea says war is inevitable as allies continue war games
North Korea says a nuclear war on the Korean Peninsula has become a matter of when, not if, as it continued to lash out at a massive joint military exercise …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 10:23 a.m.
Front Porch: Every time we say goodbye
Seventy-two. That’s how many individuals made the final cut of the book. Twenty-four. That’s how many people died before “War Bonds” made it into print. Twenty. That’s how many goodbyes …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 29, 2017, 4:50 p.m.
Haley: North Korea ‘brings us closer to war’ the U.S. doesn’t seek
U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley said Wednesday that North Korea’s launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile that some observers believe could reach Washington and the entire U.S. Eastern Seaboard “brings us …
Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 10:31 a.m.
NATO boosts support to Afghanistan war; falls short of goal
After months of lobbying NATO allies to increase their troop contributions and support to the war in Afghanistan, the alliance came up short Thursday, meeting a bit more than 90 …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 30, 2017, 3:36 p.m.
Tillerson, Mattis tell senators new war authority not needed
Senior U.S. national security officials told Congress on Monday a new war authorization is “not legally required” to conduct combat operations against terrorist groups and warned lawmakers that prematurely repealing …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 3:09 p.m.
U.N. envoy: Yemen’s warring leaders seek power, not peace
The U.N. special envoy for Yemen accused the country’s warring leaders on Tuesday of refusing to end the fighting and liberate the people “from the scourge of famine and conflict” …
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 8:47 a.m.
ISIS stages surprise attack on Syrian government-held village
Islamic State militants on Thursday attacked a village in eastern Syria recently captured by government forces, threatening to cut the main highway linking the capital, Damascus, with the city of …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 10:36 p.m.
Judge rejects Bergdahl request for White House meeting information
A military judge ruled Wednesday that prosecutors trying Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl don’t have to turn over more information about conversations one of them had with the Trump administration about …
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 9:08 a.m.
‘Mass hanging’ of 42 in Iraq draws ire of U.N. human rights office
The office of the U.N. human rights chief is decrying the “mass hanging” of 42 prisoners at an Iraqi prison.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 6:08 p.m.
Taliban target Mattis’ plane at Kabul airport; woman killed
The Taliban unleashed a barrage of rockets at the Kabul international airport on Wednesday in a brazen attack that the insurgents said targeted the plane of visiting U.S. Secretary of …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 9:43 a.m.
Russia reports destruction of all remaining chemical weapons
Russia has completed the massive task of destroying its Cold War-era chemical weapons stockpiles, winning praise from an international chemical weapons watchdog.
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 8:42 a.m.
Syria troops in near-full siege of ISIS in key city
Russian-backed Syrian government forces have all but encircled Islamic State militants in the eastern city of Deir el-Zour, a group that monitors the war said Wednesday.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 2:46 p.m.
Trump vows to ‘fix the mess’ as U.S. targets North Korea banks
New U.S. sanctions will punish eight North Korean banks and 26 bank workers living abroad, the Trump administration announced Tuesday, in the first use of new sanctioning powers granted by …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 8:01 a.m.
War in Korea? The scenarios are sobering
This is the way a nuclear war begins. Simulations of a war on the Korean peninsula usually start with a relatively minor incident at the demilitarized zone between South Korea …
Tue., Sept. 26, 2017
Past opinions provide perspective
Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. War bonds – Sept. 29, 1918
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 8:49 p.m.
North Korean diplomat says Trump has ‘declared war’
North Korea’s top diplomat says President Donald Trump’s tweet that leader Kim Jong Un “won’t be around much longer” was a declaration of war against his country by the United …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 11:06 a.m.
U.S.-backed forces say Russia attacked them in eastern Syria
U.S.-backed forces in eastern Syria say Russia bombed their positions on Monday in a major natural gas field they recently captured from Islamic State militants.
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 24, 2017, 8:57 p.m.
Russian general killed in Syria fighting
Russia’s Defense Ministry says a general has been killed in fighting in Syria.
Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 1:25 p.m.
Does North Korean H-bomb threat push U.S. closer to war?
Would exploding a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific, as North Korea has threatened, push the current war of words between the U.S. and North Korea closer to actual war?
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 9:16 p.m.
North Korea hits back at Trump, threatens H-bomb test in Pacific
Kim Jong Un on Friday described Donald Trump as “deranged” and Pyongyang’s foreign minister said North Korea may test a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific as the recalcitrant nation hit …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 6:44 p.m.
A first: Marine Corps expects to have female infantry officer among its ranks
In a historic first, the Marine Corps plans to assign a female officer to the infantry following her anticipated graduation from its grueling training program, service officials said Thursday.
Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 11:12 a.m.
Iraqi forces begin operation to retake Hawija from ISIS group
In a push at dawn, Iraqi forces launched an operation on Thursday to retake the town of Hawija – one of the last extremist strongholds in Iraq – from the …
Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 10:54 a.m.
North Korea minister calls Trump’s threat ‘sound of dog barking’
North Korea’s foreign minister has described as “the sound of a dog barking” President Donald Trump’s threat to destroy his country.
Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 8:32 a.m.
Russia threatens retaliatory strikes against U.S. troops and their allies in Syria
Russia on Thursday raised the threat of a direct confrontation with U.S. forces in Syria, saying that the Russian military would target areas occupied by American units and U.S.-backed militias …
Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 5:43 a.m.
Over 40 nations sign nuclear ban treaty opposed by big powers
More than 40 countries on Wednesday signed a treaty to ban nuclear weapons, a pact that the world’s nuclear powers spurned but supporters hailed as a historic agreement nonetheless.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 8:18 p.m.
U.S. allies divided over Trump’s threat against North Korea
Japan urged international unity Wednesday in pressuring North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons, even as another key U.S. ally pushed back against President Donald Trump’s threat to “totally …
Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 1:05 p.m.
Battle against ISIS in Raqqa is in ‘final stages,’ force says
The battle for the Islamic State group’s de-facto Syria capital, Raqqa, has reached its “final stages,” the Syrian Democratic Forces said Wednesday, almost four months after the U.S.-backed force launched …