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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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‘Intelligence failures’ led to accidental drone deaths, says former counterterror center director

April 23, 2015
Revelations about the accidental deaths of two hostages by a U.S. drone in Pakistan raises questions about American war tactics and casualties. Gwen Ifill leads a discussion with Adam Entous of The Wall Street Journal, Michael Leiter, former director of the National Counterterrorism Center, and Rep. John Delaney, D-Md.
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Killing of Americans Deepens Debate Over Use of Drone Strikes

April 24, 2015
Mark Mazzetti | The New York Times
The Obama administration said Thursday that two American Qaeda operatives killed in Pakistan in January had not been “specifically targeted,” and officials added that the Central Intelligence Agency had no idea the two men were hiding in compounds under surveillance by armed drones when orders were given to carry out the strikes.
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World War O

April 24, 2015
Michael Crowley | POLITICO
Obama took office vowing to end America’s wars. Now we’re in at least five, and U.S. officials are unsure what to do about it.
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Pentagon Announces New Strategy for Cyberwarfare

April 24, 2015
David Sanger | The New York Times
The Pentagon on Thursday took a major step designed to instill a measure of fear in potential cyberadversaries, releasing a new strategy that for the first time explicitly discusses the circumstances under which cyberweapons could be used against an attacker, and naming the countries it says present the greatest threat: China, Russia, Iran and North Korea.
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2 Qaeda Hostages Were Accidentally Killed in U.S. Strike, White House Says

April 23, 2015
Peter Baker, Julie Hirschfeld Davis | The New York Times
President Obama on Thursday offered an emotional apology for the accidental killing of two hostages held by Al Qaeda, one of them American, in a United States government counterterrorism operation in January, saying he takes "full responsibility" for their deaths.
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Sale of U.S. Arms Fuels the Wars of Arab States

April 20, 2015
Mark Mazzetti, Helene Cooper | The New York Times
To wage war in Yemen, Saudi Arabia is using F-15 fighter jets bought from Boeing. Pilots from the United Arab Emirates are flying Lockheed Martin’s F-16 to bomb both Yemen and Syria. Soon, the Emirates are expected to complete a deal with General Atomics for a fleet of Predator drones to run spying missions in their neighborhood.
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Congress Holds on Loretta Lynch, Gallup Poll Shows Government Distrust, Hillary Clinton’s “Charm Offensive” & US Troops in Iraq

March 27, 2015
Loretta Lynch waits for confirmation, poll shows government trust is low, Hillary Clinton’s “Charm Offensive” and Iraq depends on US Troops.
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Everything The White House Told You About Bowe Bergdahl Was Wrong

March 26, 2015
Nancy Youssef | The Daily Beast
His release was supposed to be the political masterstroke in the last days of the war. But the war is still going, and Bergdahl is going to court.
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