Official: Strikes were success but fight will take ‘years’

President Obama stressed that “this is not America’s fight alone” and vowed to press the battle against “these terrorists” in concert with U.S. allies.”

In rare move, U.S. gave Syria advance notice on mission

But there was no strategic coordination with the Syrian government, a State Department spokeswoman said.

Strikes targeted group said
to be finalizing an attack

In addition to a campaign against the Islamic State, the U.S. also hit a little-known but well-resourced al-Qaeda cell.

Local News

The White House fence hasn’t changed since Lyndon B. Johnson was in office

The White House fence hasn’t changed since Lyndon B. Johnson was in office

As security features proliferate around the mansion, its 7-foot, 6-inch barrier from ’65 is the same.

Why Anthony Rendon could be this season’s MVP of the National League

Why Anthony Rendon could be this season’s MVP of the National League

Dodger Clayton Kershaw is the favorite, but Rendon has been the best player on the NL’s best team.

It’s too early to count out RGIII
despite Kirk Cousins’s strong start

It’s too early to count out RGIII <br>despite Kirk Cousins’s strong start

COLUMN | The franchise quarterback may be down, but Cousins needs to deliver a win.

WASHINGTON, DC - MAGAZINE FILE PHOTO 2007: Joshua Bell playing at L'Enfant Plaza Metro, 2007 (Photo by Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post)

Bell at L'Enfant Plaza Metro in 2007. (M. Williamson/Post)

Joshua Bell will play the Metro again. But this time it’s not a secret.

If you missed the violinist’s 2007 performance amid the rush-hour commute, you’ll get another shot.

She won $1 million but is still
teaching her geometry class

She won $1 million but is still <br>teaching her geometry class

Sarah Manchester is back at her Montgomery County school after her win on “Wheel of Fortune.”

D.C. Council is set to allow people to carry concealed guns. No one is happy.

D.C. Council is set to allow people to carry concealed guns. No one is happy.<br>

The bill poised for passage will replace the city’s ban on guns that a federal judge struck down in July.

The jobs used to be washing dishes. Now many have become the boss.

The jobs used to be washing dishes. Now many have become the boss.

Over 40 years, the region’s largest immigrant community — 300,000 Salvadorans — has evolved.

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How Hope Solo went from soccer star
to center of an assault controversy

How Hope Solo went from soccer star<br>to center of an assault controversy

The 33-year-old athlete faces up to six months in jail if convicted of two counts of domestic violence assault.

Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn confirmed for second season of ‘True Detective’

Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn confirmed for second season of ‘True Detective’

After months of speculation, HBO finally confirmed details about its hit crime noir drama.

Ebola infections could hit 1.4 million
by end of January, CDC reports

Ebola infections could hit 1.4 million <br> by end of January, CDC reports

Data suggest the total number of cases is hugely underreported and new cases double every 20 days.

Iran’s president says arrest of Post reporter not a sign of power struggle

Iran’s president says arrest of Post reporter not a sign of power struggle

Hassan Rouhani said Jason Rezaian and his wife, Yeganeh Salehi, will get fair treatment.

Local Columnists

The Secret Service messes up
and we pay the price? No way.

The Secret Service messes up <br>and we pay the price? No way.

COLUMN | How about the Secret Service starts by doing what most folks do? Lock. The. Doors.

Sports

Why Anthony Rendon could be this season’s MVP of the National League

Why Anthony Rendon could be this season’s MVP of the National League

NATIONALS JOURNAL | Dodger Clayton Kershaw is the favorite, but Rendon has been the best player on the NL’s best team.

Real Estate

The importance of a well-designed street

The importance of a well-designed street

Like good architecture, a good streetscape should aspire to achieve aesthetic as well as practical goals.

Federal Government

Fine Print: The significance of Obama’s words

Fine Print: The significance of Obama’s words

FINE PRINT | In the fight against the Islamic State, slogans are not as key as strategy.

Arts

A whirlwind welcome for new Kennedy Center president

A whirlwind welcome for new Kennedy Center president

Deborah Rutter, three weeks into the job, meets a flurry of new faces in a big kickoff weekend.

Business

America’s iconic beer brands are being bought by foreign investors. So what?

America’s iconic beer brands are being bought by foreign investors. So what?

Pabst Brewing’s purchase by an overseas beverage giant has extended the global identity crisis for formerly all-American beers.

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