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U.S. Service Member Killed by ISIS in Iraq

May 3, 2016
Nancy Youssef | The Daily Beast
The self-proclaimed Islamic State broke through a line of Kurdish forces in Iraq and killed a U.S. service member Tuesday who were there to advise them, a U.S. defense official told the Daily Beast.
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U.S. Pushes for More Bases to Fight ISIS in Iraq

April 8, 2016
Nancy Youssef | The Daily Beast
It’s another indication that the U.S. military is increasingly conducting offensive operations even though President Obama has never publicly acknowledged the U.S. is back at war.
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ISIS Is Losing Ground, but Not the War

April 5, 2016
Nancy Youssef | The Daily Beast
The terror group has suffered a series of defeats in Syria, but while the prevailing Pentagon view may be that ISIS has weakened, there is debate about just how much.
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Exclusive: 21 Generals Lead ISIS War the U.S. Denies Fighting

March 31, 2016
Nancy Youssef | The Daily Beast
There are only 5,000 U.S. troops in Iraq—about what a colonel usually commands. But for this ISIS war, as many as 21 generals have been deployed. Why?
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2016 Race: Ryan pleads for civility, candidates' wives take center stage, and Clinton's emails

March 25, 2016
Without mentioning frontrunner Donald Trump by name, House Speaker Paul Ryan called for civility in the 2016 race.
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How ISIS Actually Lost Ramadi

December 30, 2015
Nancy Youssef, Shane Harris | The Daily Beast
Iraqi commandos and U.S. airstrikes drove the terror army from much of the city. But that war plan could backfire the next time around.
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Is This Big ‘Win’ Over ISIS for Real?

December 29, 2015
Nancy Youssef, Shane Harris | The Daily Beast
U.S. officials are cautiously optimistic this could be a turning point in the war. But how the Iraqi government builds on battlefield victory is what matters most.
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