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Boston Marathon Trial Jury Selection, Potential Charges for Petraeus and Romney...Again?

January 9, 2015
1200 potential jurors summoned in Tsarnaev trial and Petraeus could face charges for sharing classified information.
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Pentagon Doesn’t Know How Many People It’s Killed in the ISIS War

January 7, 2015
Nancy Youssef | The Daily Beast
The American military may have launched hundreds of airstrikes on Iraq and Syria. But it’s not so sure who was on the receiving end of those bombs. Pentagon leaders agree to a person that the U.S. war against ISIS is succeeding. The problem is, no one can actually prove it.
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Tomas Young, Iraq War Veteran and Antiwar Activist, Dead at 34

November 12, 2014
Martha Raddatz | ABC News
Tomas Young, an Iraq War Army veteran who was paralyzed by a sniper's bullet and became one of the first veterans to oppose the war, has died at age 34.
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The war over President Obama’s new war in Iraq

November 11, 2014
Michael Crowley | Politico
One Friday in late August, President Obama’s national security team met at the White House to discuss their response to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant. A few days earlier the group had posted horrific video of the beheading of an American journalist, James Foley, and calls for a severe response were growing fast. The United States was already conducting limited air strikes in Iraq to try to halt the group’s alarming spread across the country, but Obama’s advisers now were recommending more controversial strikes across the border in Syria.
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U.S. military: Airstrikes against ISIS won't save key city of Kobani

October 10, 2014
Elise Labott, Holly Yan, Josh Levs | CNN
U.S. airstrikes "are not going to save" the key Syrian city of Kobani from being overtaken by ISIS, said Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby.
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Former defense secretary lays out disagreements with President Obama

October 8, 2014
Gloria Borger | CNN
A former senior member of President Barack Obama's national security team is panning the administration's decision to rule out the use of ground troops to fight ISIS and questioning Obama's leadership style.
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Many Missteps in Assessment of ISIS Threat

September 30, 2014
Peter Baker, Eric Schmitt | The New York Times
By late last year, classified American intelligence reports painted an increasingly ominous picture of a growing threat from Sunni extremists in Syria, according to senior intelligence and military officials. Just as worrisome, they said, were reports of deteriorating readiness and morale among troops next door in Iraq.
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U.S. Faces Tough Struggle on Ground to Oust ISIS

September 19, 2014
Helene Cooper, Michael R. Gordon, Eric Schmitt | The New York Times
The American air campaign to thwart the advance of fighters from the Islamic State has been the easy part of President Obama’s strategy in Iraq and Syria. Soon begins the next and much harder phase: rolling back their gains in Mosul, Falluja and other populated areas, which will require American advisers to train and coordinate airstrikes with Iraqi forces.
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War on Islamic State will be long and difficult, top defense officials tell Senate

September 17, 2014
Nancy Youssef | McClatchy Newspapers
In their first public briefing since President Barack Obama laid out his new strategy for defeating the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the nation’s two top defense officials on Tuesday provided few details of their plans and no guarantees of success.
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