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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. Cyberattacks Target ISIS in a New Line of Combat

April 25, 2016
David Sanger | The New York Times
The United States has opened a new line of combat against the Islamic State, directing the military’s six-year-old Cyber Command for the first time to mount computer-network attacks that are now being used alongside more traditional weapons.
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Obama Describes Syrian Cease-Fire as ‘Tenuous’

April 14, 2016
Carol Lee | The Wall Street Journal
President Barack Obama said on Wednesday that the negotiated cease-fire in Syria is “tenuous” and has been repeatedly violated by the Assad regime.
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No Court-Martial for Afghan Hospital Slaughter

April 14, 2016
Nancy Youssef | The Daily Beast
Forty-two dead. Thirty injured. But not a single court-martial for the U.S. troops who bombed a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Afghanistan.
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Did an Accused Navy Spy Trade Secrets for Sex?

April 12, 2016
Nancy Youssef, Shane Harris, Katie Zavadski | The Daily Beast
He says he grew up dreaming of Disneyland in his native Taiwan. But after he joined the U.S. Navy, defense officials say, accused spy Edward Lin’s life took a much darker turn.
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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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