Thursday, July 24 2014 12:52 AM EDT2014-07-24 04:52:50 GMT
The mother of a slain Israeli teen told John Kerry that her son was a fun loving 16-year-old.More >>
The mother of a slain Israeli teen told John Kerry that her son was a fun loving 16-year-old. More >>
WASHINGTON, DC (CBS) - One of the options being presented to President Obama calls for sending teams of special forces back into Iraq. They would not go into the field to fight alongside Iraqi troops but train and advise them in an effort to recapture some of the territory lost to insurgents.
A small flotilla of ships led by the USS Bush is in the Persian Gulf ready to carry out strikes designed to break the momentum of Sunni militias surging through northern Iraq. Four other warships are armed with cruise missiles which have the range to reach targets deep inside Iraq.
Over the weekend, the Pentagon sent 275 soldiers and Marines from bases in the Persian Gulf into Baghdad to beef up security at the American Embassy.
And on Monday the amphibious carrier Mesa Verde with 550 Marines and Osprey vertical takeoff and landing aircraft sailed into the gulf in case the U.S. State Department orders the embassy evacuated.
Sending special forces into Iraq would amount to a limited restart of the training that ended when the last American troops left Iraq. But trainers can't accomplish much if the Iraqi army is not willing to stand and fight.
Friday, July 25 2014 6:45 AM EDT2014-07-25 10:45:37 GMT
Having for months dismissed Western sanctions on Russia as toothless, business leaders here are now afraid that the crash of the Malaysian jetliner will bring about an international isolation that will cause...More >>
Having for months dismissed Western sanctions on Russia as toothless, business leaders here are now afraid that the crash of the Malaysian jetliner will bring about an international isolation that will cause serious and...More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 6:45 AM EDT2014-07-25 10:45:17 GMT
French officials say that the wreckage of an Air Algeria plane which crashed with 116 people aboard has been found in Mali.More >>
French soldiers on Friday secured one of the black boxes from the Air Algerie plane that went down in restive northern Mali with the loss of at least 116 people, French President Francois Hollande said Friday. Terrorism...More >>