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Russians Hacked Joint Chiefs of Staff

August 7, 2015
Nancy Youssef | The Daily Beast
Investigators say they believe the same Russian hackers that carried out attacks on the White House and State Department last year and the attempted penetration of the Pentagon last month were responsible for a major cyberattack that shut down the Joint Chiefs of Staff email for the past 11 days, The Daily Beast has learned.
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Robert Gates: We Have a Flawed Iran Deal. Make the Best of It.

August 6, 2015
Reid Wilson | Morning Consult
Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Wednesday harshly criticized the proposed nuclear agreement struck last month between an international coalition, led by the United States, and Iran. But, he said, now that the deal has been struck, the consequences of walking away would be too great.
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NATO Commander: Russia’s use of force in Europe is a major threat

July 29, 2015
Gen. Philip Breedlove, NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Europe, joins Gwen Ifill to discuss the alliance with Turkey against the Islamic State and why Russia poses a major threat in Europe today.
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U.S. Jets to Use Turkish Bases in War on ISIS

July 24, 2015
Helene Cooper | The New York Times
Turkey plunged into the fight against the Islamic State on Thursday, rushing forces into the first direct combat with its militants on the Syrian border and granting permission for American warplanes to use two Turkish air bases for bombarding the group in Syria.
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Pentagon ‘Shocked’ by Anthrax Leak

July 24, 2015
Nancy Youssef | The Daily Beast
A Pentagon report blamed bureaucracy for the mix-up that sent live anthrax around the world.
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U.S. Defense Secretary Visits Israel to Soothe Ally After Iran Nuclear Deal

July 21, 2015
| The New York Times
The Obama administration opened its Middle East reassurance tour on Monday with the secretary of defense, Ashton B. Carter, promising Israeli officials that the United States would remain vigilant in trying to combat what he called “Iran’s malign influence” in the region despite the nuclear deal struck last week between Tehran and six world powers.
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Pentagon ‘Worried’ About Iran Deal

July 14, 2015
Nancy Youssef | The Daily Beast
News of a nuclear deal that will lift an arms embargo on Iran was met with tepid optimism from military officials, many of whom lost soldiers to Iranian weapons during the war in Iraq. “Of course we are worried, but we believe a nuclear-armed Iran is a greater worry,” one defense official explained to The Daily Beast. Just last week, Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, testified on Capitol Hill that “under no circumstances should we relieve pressure on Iran relative to ballistic missile capabilities and arms-trafficking.”

Massive Government Data Breach, Confederate Flag Comes Down in S.C., Trump Unnerves GOP and Iran Nuclear Talks Continue

July 10, 2015
OPM Director resigns after 21 million records hacked and the latest debate on the Confederate flag.
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Big business of kidnapping, ransom & extortion

July 8, 2015
Eamon Javers | CNBC
The business of kidnapping, ransom, and extortion is a multi-billion dollar industry for the companies responsible for insuring, training and providing hostage negotiation services. CNBC's Eamon Javers reports.
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