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The Coalition Fighting ISIS, Clinton's Campaign Tightrope and Holiday Book Suggestions

November 27, 2015
95% of airstrikes in Syria conducted by U.S. forces, Clinton's "fine line" on foreign policy and must-read books.
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U.S. Looks at Proposals to Step Up Fight Against Islamic State

October 28, 2015
Carol Lee, Gordon Lubold | The Wall Street Journal
The White House is seriously considering deploying a small squadron of Apache attack helicopters to Iraq as part of a package of new assistance programs to counter Islamic State, according to U.S. officials.
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In rescue raid on Islamic State prison, U.S. military advisors step back onto Iraq battlefield

October 22, 2015
American and Kurdish forces raided an Islamic State prison in Northern Iraq after learning that captives there were facing imminent execution. In all, 70 were freed, but one American soldier was killed -- the first U.S. military casualty since 2011. To learn more about the operation, Gwen Ifill speaks with Michael Gordon of The New York Times.
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Inquiry Weighs Whether ISIS Analysis Was Distorted

August 26, 2015
Mark Mazzetti, Matt Apuzzo | The New York Times
The Pentagon’s inspector general is investigating allegations that military officials have skewed intelligence assessments about the United States-led campaign in Iraq against the Islamic State to provide a more optimistic account of progress, according to several officials familiar with the inquiry.
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Jeb Bush faults Hillary Clinton for ‘premature’ Iraq withdrawal

August 12, 2015
Ed O'Keefe | The Washington Post
Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush stepped up criticism of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton during a policy speech at the Ronald Reagan Library in California.

House Votes Down Trade, More Troops to Iraq, Shaping Obama's Legacy and 2016 Frontrunners

June 12, 2015
Democrats disagree about trade, 450 troops to train Iraqis, Obama's last quarter and Jeb Bush & Hillary Clinton
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Obama’s New Plan to Save Iraq: Tear It Apart

June 11, 2015
Nancy Youssef | The Daily Beast
The White House is moving to arm Iraq’s tribal and religious militias. But these forces hate the Baghdad government almost as much as they hate ISIS.
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U.S. Weighing More Military Bases in Iraq to Fight ISIS, Top General Says

June 11, 2015
Helene Cooper | The New York Times
The United States is considering establishing additional military bases in Iraq to combat the Islamic State, the top American general said on Thursday, a move that would require at least hundreds more American military trainers to help Iraqi forces retake cities lost to the militant Sunni extremist group.
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Joe Biden tries to buck up Iraqis, promises training and equipment

May 26, 2015
Christi Parsons | Los Angeles Times
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden tries to buck up Iraqis, promises training and equipment to combat Islamic State.
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