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Government forces of the Sixth Infantry Division fire artillery in Maguindanao in the southern Philippines. (MARK NAVALES/AFP/Getty Images)

The Philippines Commits to Southern Offensive Despite Peace Effort

As Manila pursues its strategy of whittling down the Islamist movement, a militant massacre of police has stalled the process.

Iraqi military and Shiite militia forces fire rockets March 2 in preparation of the assault on Tikrit. (YOUNIS AL-BAYATI/AFP/Getty Images)

The Battle for Tikrit Reveals Deeper Truths

An Iranian-led, Iraqi offensive against Islamic State fighters entrenched in Saddam Hussein's home town is a stepping-stone to Mosul.


What is Your Best Weapon?

How being prepared and staying calm can save a person's life in the worst situations.