Los Angeles Times

Friday, March 18, 2016 - 06:13
President Obama has authorized a limited new plan to train and arm rebel fighters to confront Islamic State militants in Syria, relaunching a Pentagon program that was suspended last fall after a series of embarrassing setbacks.
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 06:01
The Peña Nieto administration is buying 26 Black Hawks from the U.S. government, costing at least $25 million dollars apiece. By setting up the helicopter purchase as a government-to-government deal, intermediaries are eliminated and with them the possibility of kickbacks. It also strengthens the relationship between the two countries’ militaries.
Friday, February 5, 2016 - 06:27
The Obama administration wants to enlarge the U.S. military presence in eastern and central Europe next year by stockpiling heavy weapons, armored vehicles and other military equipment across the region, a substantial expansion of U.S. efforts to counter a resurgent Russia.
Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 05:17
As Colombia nears a historic treaty to formally end the oldest armed conflict in the Americas, its president, Juan Manuel Santos, came to Washington on Wednesday to ask President Obama for money and other help for the complicated task of post-war reconstruction.
Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 06:25
Yemen's opposing factions met for peace talks in Switzerland on Tuesday, United Nations officials said, as a cease-fire took hold in the embattled Arab nation amid some reports of violations.
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 06:58
A month-long Pentagon investigation has blamed a series of human errors and technical malfunctions for the deadly U.S. gunship attack on an international aid hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz, a senior military official briefed on the investigation said Tuesday.
Monday, October 19, 2015 - 05:58
The massive military operation in El Verano and at least 12 other villages in the rugged borderlands of Durango and Sinaloa was aimed at capturing fugitive cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, authorities confirmed this week.
Monday, October 5, 2015 - 06:22
Hissene Habre, who ruled Chad in the 1980s, was a U.S. ally in good standing even as his government killed tens of thousands of people and filled prisons with enemies who were starved, beaten and tortured.
Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 07:31
El Salvador's street gangs paralyzed the capital city of San Salvador on Wednesday as many bus drivers stayed clear of their routes after the killing of at least nine transportation workers in a challenge to the government's crackdown on violence.
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 06:43
Two Central American presidents, both favored allies of the U.S., are facing corruption scandals threatening to undermine their governments and further erode stability in the volatile region that is a principal source for illegal immigration to the United States.

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