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Mission Unstoppable

May 18, 2015
Yochi Dreazen, Sean D. Naylor | Foreign Policy
From drone strikes to prison torture, the CIA has been pulling the strings of U.S. foreign policy since 9/11.

Senate Compromises on Trade Bill, Amtrak Crash Renews Infrastructure Debate, Jeb Bush's Iraq Stumble and Obama Meets with Arab Allies

May 15, 2015
Liberal Democrats and President Obama disagree about trade, funding U.S. transportation infrastructure and Jeb Bush distances himself from George W. Bush.
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Saudi Arabia Promises to Match Iran in Nuclear Capability

May 14, 2015
David Sanger | The New York Times
When President Obama began making the case for a deal with Iran that would delay its ability to assemble an atomic weapon, his first argument was that a nuclear-armed Iran would set off a "free-for-all" of proliferation in the Arab world. "It is almost certain that other players in the region would feel it necessary to get their own nuclear weapons," he said in 2012.
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Why did Saudi King Salman pull out of Camp David talks?

May 11, 2015
Saudi Arabia's King Salman and the King of Bahrain won’t be attending President Obama’s summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council at Camp David, instead sending officials in their place.The State Department denied it's a snub, triggered by concerns about the U.S. pursuit of a nuclear deal with Iran. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner joins Gwen Ifill to discuss.
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King’s Absence at Meeting Signals a Saudi-U.S. Marriage Adrift

May 12, 2015
Peter Baker, Michael Shear | The New York Times
The decision by King Salman of Saudi Arabia to skip a summit meeting called by President Obama reflects a new reality for two nations that for generations shared goals in the Middle East but that are now at odds in fundamental ways.
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The kings and O

May 11, 2015
Michael Crowley | POLITICO
When Barack Obama hosts leaders from six Arab monarchies at Camp David later this week, he will try to reassure them that America has their back against Iran and Islamic radicals. Privately, he may also be thinking something less friendly: Your days are numbered.

Al Qaeda Captives Killed in Drone Strike, Loretta Lynch Confirmed, Hillary Clinton Scrutinized & U.S. Navy Monitors Yemen

April 24, 2015
Two civilians killed in U.S. operation in Pakistan, Senate confirms new Attorney General and questions about Clinton Foundation contributions.
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Why Saudi Arabia rolled back its Yemen military action

April 21, 2015
Saudi Arabia announced an end to a month-long air campaign against Shiite rebels in Yemen, saying they will focus on political efforts and use military action if needed. The White House has sent over an aircraft carrier to beef up security. Meanwhile, a senior rebel leader said a political accord is nearly ready. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner joins Gwen Ifill.
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Saudis Announce Halt to Yemen Bombing Campaign

April 22, 2015
Mark Mazzetti, Kareem Fahim | The New York Times
Saudi Arabia said Tuesday that it was halting a nearly month-old bombing campaign against a rebel group in neighboring Yemen that has touched off a devastating humanitarian crisis and threatened to ignite a broader regional conflict.
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