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Counterinsurgency Expert: Beating ISIS Will Require US Ground Troops


ABC News/Yahoo! News(WASHINGTON) -- Retired Army Lt. Col. John Nagl literally helped to write the book on counterinsurgency field strategy for the Army and Marine Corps during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. But for all the lessons that the U.S. military has learned through the wars of the 21st Century, Nagl said President Obama’s strategy to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria without any ground forces won’t work.“It clearly isn't working,” Nagl told ABC News/Yahoo! News in an interview. “We do have about 1,600 American troops

10 Lucky Customers Can Win 'Starbucks for Life'


S.D. Padres Fire Hitting Coach Phil Plantier


Frazer Harrison/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- The buzz on social media Tuesday centered on Renee Zellweger's appearance at the Elle Women in Hollywood Awards in Beverly Hills the previous day. There were plenty of comments that the actress looks much different than she did just a few years ago.Zellweger doesn't appear to be too bothered by all of the attention she's receiving, though she does believe it is "silly." In a statement to People magazine, the 45-year-old actress declares, "I'm glad folks think I look different! I'm living a different, happy, m
Starbucks(NEW YORK) --  Listen up, Starbucks addicts: the global coffee chain announced they’ll be randomly giving out 10 passes to what they call “Starbucks for Life.”“This holiday season Starbucks is launching a unique opportunity for a select number of customers to win ‘Starbucks for Life’ by simply swiping their Starbucks card or paying with their mobile device,” the company said in a statement on their innovations for the coming year.A Starbucks spokesperson confirmed to ABC News that Starbucks will be
Thinkstock(SAN DIEGO) -- The San Diego Padres fired hitting coach Phil Plantier on Wednesday. Under his watch, the Padres finished this past season batting just .226, worst in the majors.The Padres will be looking for their seventh hitting coach since they moved into Petco Park in 2004.In 2014, Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko led the team in RBIs with 51 while playing in only 111 games. San Diego was shut out 19 times during the season, including getting no-hit by the Giants’ Tim Lincecum on June 25.The Padres finished the season 77-85, their be
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