Iraq official: Troops launch final phase of Tikrit offensiveIraq official: Troops launch final phase of Tikrit offensiveThe Islamic State group seized the Sunni city last summer.News
Marine colonel tapped to be Naval Academy commandantMarine colonel tapped to be Naval Academy commandantThe Naval Academy has selected a Marine as its next commandant, the second in its history.Pentagon
Pentagon: Iraqi assault on Tikrit stallsPentagon: Iraqi assault on Tikrit stallsAfter three weeks of fighting, the Iraqi-led campaign to oust Islamic State militants from the city of Tikrit has stalled, Pentagon officials said Tuesday.World
ISIL vs. al-Qaeda: Their rivalry at a glanceISIL vs. al-Qaeda: Their rivalry at a glanceFurther exposing the rift between the two groups, al-Qaeda's Yemeni affiliate quickly condemned the Friday bombings purportedly carried out by the Islamic State. Video provided by NewsyPentagon
ISIS drone destroyed in airstrikeISIS drone destroyed in airstrikeA Pentagon spokesman called the aircraft "unsophisticated."Capitol Hill
Authorization for Iraq mission stallsAuthorization for Iraq mission stallsLobbying by Defense Department leaders for the new authorization hasn't moved lawmakers to a compromise on the issue.World
US returns Iraq treasures as ISIL threatens heritageUS returns Iraq treasures as ISIL threatens heritageAncient Iraqi artifacts seized or tracked down by US Customs were put on display at the Iraqi embassy in Washington at an event to mark their repatriation, even as parts of Iraq remain under the control of the Islamic State group.World
Iraqi forces halt Tikrit offensive to allow residents to leaveIraqi forces halt Tikrit offensive to allow residents to leaveIraq's interior minister said the offensive has achieved 90% of its objectives.