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Obama to seek use of force against ISIS

February 10, 2015
John Harwood | CNBC
According to Reuters President Obama is expected to ask congress by Wednesday to use force against ISIS, reports CNBC's John Harwood.
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The Democrats’ Dick Cheney

February 9, 2015
Michael Crowley | POLITICO
Defense secretary nominee Ashton Carter has an expertise in doomsday scenarios akin to Dick Cheney’s.
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Should the U.S. beef up military support to Ukraine?

February 5, 2015
With the reigniting of the war in Ukraine, Western leaders are battling over how to help end the conflict. Should the U.S. send arms to fight Russian-backed rebels? Gwen Ifill hears opposing views from former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Steven Pifer and John Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago.
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Obama’s Pentagon Pick Is Already At Odds With The White House

February 5, 2015
Nancy Youssef | The Daily Beast
One minute, the incoming Defense Secretary floats the idea of arming Ukraine to stop Putin. The next, that idea is being shot down from the White House podium.
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Defense Secretary Nominee Looks to Send Senate Panel Strong Message

February 4, 2015
Helene Cooper | The New York Times
Ashton B. Carter on Wednesday asserted himself as an advocate of forceful yet prudent use of American power overseas when he faced a newly Republican-controlled Armed Services Committee that includes some of President Obama’s fiercest critics on American foreign policy.
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Exclusive: ISIS Gaining Ground in Syria, Despite U.S. Strikes

January 15, 2015
Tim Mak, Nancy Youssef | The Daily Beast
American jets are pounding Syria. But ISIS is taking key terrain—and putting more and more people under its black banners.
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‘ISIS’ Hackers Love American Folk-Punk, Don’t Know the Name of Their Own Terror Group

January 13, 2015
Jacob Siegel, Nancy Youssef | The Daily Beast
A group claiming to be ISIS hacked the social media accounts of U.S. Central Command on Monday. The chances it was actually ISIS? Somewhere near zero.
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Pentagon Doesn’t Know How Many People It’s Killed in the ISIS War

January 7, 2015
Nancy Youssef | The Daily Beast
The American military may have launched hundreds of airstrikes on Iraq and Syria. But it’s not so sure who was on the receiving end of those bombs. Pentagon leaders agree to a person that the U.S. war against ISIS is succeeding. The problem is, no one can actually prove it.
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