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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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Top U.S. Military Official Seeks to Assure Israel on Security

June 10, 2015
Helene Cooper | The New York Times
The Obama administration on Tuesday increased its efforts to ease Israel’s opposition to a possible nuclear deal with Iran, as the top American military leader assured Israeli officials that the United States would further strengthen Israel’s arsenal of arms, warplanes and cybertechnology.
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The Next Budget Conflict Has Begun

June 8, 2015
Fawn Johnson | National Journal
The dispute over defense vs. domestic funds means spending bills will pile up until September. What happens then?
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Military Swore Its Anthrax Was Dead

June 4, 2015
Nancy Youssef | The Daily Beast
The Defense Department revealed that it shipped live anthrax around the world for more than a decade. And somehow, the worst may be yet to come.
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To fight the Islamic State, Obama joins hands with Iran's proxies

May 28, 2015
Michael Crowley | POLITICO
U.S. officials, stunned by the Islamic State’s gains, are making a risky bet on Shiite militias in Iraq.
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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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Obama has a strategy for fighting ISIS -- one that isn't working

May 26, 2015
Doyle McManus | Los Angeles Times
What more can the U.S. do against Islamic State in Iraq? Plenty.
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Military Suicide Prevention, 2016 Super PACs and Highway Infrastructure in Congress

May 22, 2015
Pentagon plans to shut down Vets4Warriors, 2016 hopefuls embrace Super PACs and upcoming 2016 announcements
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Lawmakers Urge Pentagon Chief to Save Suicide Prevention Program

May 22, 2015
Yochi Dreazen | Foreign Policy
A powerful group of lawmakers is asking Defense Secretary Ashton Carter to reconsider the Pentagon’s recent decision to eliminate funding for Vets4Warriors, a highly-regarded program that connected troubled troops with veterans who came from the same military world, spoke the same language, and had often confronted the same issues.
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