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Special Ops to Obama: Let Us Fight ISIS, Already

May 22, 2015
Kimberly Dozier | The Daily Beast
They’re supposed to be at the forefront of the battle against ISIS. But U.S. special operators say the Obama administration’s restrictive rules of war are harming their mission.
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Pentagon: Iraqis ‘Didn’t Want to Fight’ ISIS for Ramadi

May 20, 2015
Nancy Youssef | The Daily Beast
In the face of a vicious ISIS assault, the Iraqi army ran away, leaving the American plan to beat the terror group in tatters.
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Marco Rubio’s Foreign Policy, GOP's Evolving Iraq War Stance and #FreeJason

May 15, 2015
Marco Rubio speaks on Foreign Policy, Congress battles to come over the Patriot Act & defense spending and 2016 GOP hopefuls comment on the Iraq War.
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U.S. Military Helicopter on Aid Mission in Nepal Is Missing

May 13, 2015
Helene Cooper | The New York Times
A United States Marine helicopter assigned to the relief efforts in the aftermath of the latest earthquake in Nepal was missing, military officials said Tuesday.
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Fighting the Last War

May 12, 2015
John Dickerson | Slate
Jeb Bush isn’t giving clear answers about America’s lessons in Iraq. That’s something no serious candidate can avoid.
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Exclusive: Pentagon Admits Anti-ISIS Strikes Killed Civilians

May 5, 2015
Nancy Youssef | The Daily Beast
For months, officials have said a relentless bombing campaign in Iraq and Syria isn’t killing innocents. But now an internal military investigation concludes otherwise.
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Two Republican Candidates from Florida, Compensating Families of Killed Hostages, U.S. Contractors Fueling Arab Wars & Mammogram Funding

April 24, 2015
Jeb Bush & Marco Rubio will face off in 2016; Compensation for families of killed al Qaeda hostages; U.S. defense contractors fuel Arab wars; Congress debates mammograms.

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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