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Ukrainian president asks US for military aid
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The president of Ukraine is asking the U.S. to give his soldiers lethal military equipment in its battle against Russian-backed separatists, saying that one cannot win the war or keep the peace with blankets and night vision goggles....
US: Syrian rebel training may take 12 months
PARIS (AP) -- Moderate Syrian rebels, once they are made battle-ready by a U.S.-led coalition, may be asked to help restore the border between Syria and Iraq that Islamic State group militants have effectively wiped out, the top American military official said Thursday....
Senate voting on rebel aid after House backs Obama
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Leaders of both parties expected quick passage Thursday as the Senate neared a vote on President Barack Obama's request for congressional backing to train and arm Syrian rebels battling Islamic State militants....
House veterans divided on Syria measure
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The effort to train and arm Syrian rebels proved a tough sell with many Iraq and Afghanistan veterans now serving in the House. Wariness among veterans crossed party lines as Republicans Democrats alike said they feared weapons and training would one day be used against Americans instead of against militants seeking an Islamic state....
Senate candidates unite over arming Syrian rebels
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Facing off in one of the most contested Senate races in the nation, Colorado Democratic Sen. Mark Udall and his Republican challenger, Rep. Cory Gardner, found something to agree on this week - giving President Barack Obama the authority he's asked for to train and arm Syrian rebels taking on brutal Islamic State militants....

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