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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.
Military Drone
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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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'This Week' Game Changer: Overseas Adversaries

December 29, 2014
Martha Raddatz | ABC News
ABC News' Martha Raddatz on the new villain ISIS emerging with terrifying tactics while remnants of the Cold War were reignited by Vladimir Putin in Russia.
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Obama: Spending bill vital to government workers, especially military

December 16, 2014
Christi Parsons | Los Angeles Times
President Obama said Monday that the new government spending bill is important to U.S. troops and others serving the country and that he plans to sign the measure.
Dick Cheney and Condoleezza Rice
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Cheney: 'I'd do it again in a minute'

December 15, 2014
Josh Gerstein | Politico
Former Vice President Dick Cheney unapologetically pressed his defense of the CIA’s use of harsh interrogation techniques Sunday, insisting that waterboarding and other such tactics did not amount to torture and that the spy agency’s actions paled in comparison to those of terrorists targeting Americans.
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