"Never has the government openly challenged the idea of a free press,” said retired Navy admiral William H. McRaven, chancellor of the University of Texas System.

'It brings a lot of assets and a lot of attributes that would aid in the fight there,' a general said.

The role for the U.S. Joint Terminal Attack Controllers is now more traditional, and similar to what was seen during the height of the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

There appears to be eight buildings on three different islands.

Former Defense Secretary Ashton Carter chose not to act on one related proposal last year.

After his discharge, Robert Hester of Missouri was ready to strike a military base or a civilian target in support of ISIS, court documents say.

The battle lasted less than half an hour.

Mattis arrived in Baghdad on Monday.

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