How ‘American Assassin’ took a long, twisting path to film
Arts & Entertainment / Celebrities / Movies / TV

How ‘American Assassin’ took a long, twisting path to film

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After twists and turns worthy of the very spy series it sprung from, a movie featuring the indomitable fictional terrorism fighter Mitch Rapp is about to hit movie screens nationwide — four years after his creator, author Vince Flynn, died from prostate cancer. “American Assassin ,” the first movie based on a Flynn … Continue reading

US general: Afghan army being ‘rebuilt’ for Taliban battle
Asia / Middle East

US general: Afghan army being ‘rebuilt’ for Taliban battle

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — After months of ferocious fighting, Afghan army units battling the Taliban in southern Helmand province are facing major restructuring and leadership changes, with several key commanders being replaced, a U.S. military official said Monday. Helmand has been a fierce battleground since last fall, with fighting taking place in 10 districts. At … Continue reading

U.S. will deploy a new special operations force to the Middle East to help fight Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria
Business

U.S. will deploy a new special operations force to the Middle East to help fight Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will deploy a new special operations force to the Middle East to help fight Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Tuesday. Carter told the House Armed Services Committee that over time, these special operators will be able to conduct raids, free hostages, gather intelligence … Continue reading