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Obama says he'll slow Afghanistan drawdown 'so we don't have to go back'

March 25, 2015
Christi Parsons, David S. Cloud | Los Angeles Times
President Obama has made the steady withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan a top priority for his second term, but his decision Tuesday to change course and slow the drawdown reflects a renewed concern about terrorism threats and a clear rapport with the new president after years of friction with his predecessor.
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U.S. to Give Ukraine’s Military an Additional $75 Million in Nonlethal Aid

March 12, 2015
Peter Baker | The New York Times
The Obama administration said Wednesday that it would provide another $75 million in nonlethal aid to Ukraine’s military. It also imposed sanctions against a handful of pro-Russian separatists and others blamed for fomenting the civil war that has torn apart Ukraine’s eastern regions.
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SCOTUS to Tackle Same-Sex Marriage, Petraeus Pleads Guilty, Obama's Immigration Hurdle, and Iran’s Role Fighting ISIS

March 6, 2015
Former CIA Chief David Petraeus pleads guilty, US waits for an immigration ruling, Iran’s role in taking the fight to ISIS, and what’s next for the Supreme Court?
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Petraeus Mistress Got Black Books Full of Code Words, Spy Names, and Obama Briefings

March 4, 2015
Nancy Youssef, Justin Miller | The Daily Beast
The one-time CIA director didn’t just disclose secrets to his mistress. He shared with her some of the most sensitive information the Pentagon has.
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VA Secretary Robert McDonald Made False Claims About Military Service

February 24, 2015
Martha Raddatz | ABC News
Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald apologized for mistakenly saying in a videotaped exchange with a homeless man that he had served in the special forces, though his service was entirely with the 82nd Airborne Division.
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President Obama’s war push faces rift with the left

February 23, 2015
Manu Raju, Burgess Everett | POLITICO
Democrats say they won’t support a war authorization against ISIL if Obama agrees to Republican demands to expand his power.
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U.S. Won’t Back Egypt’s Attacks on ISIS

February 19, 2015
Nancy Youssef | The Daily Beast
Two longtime allies are attacking ISIS—and growing frustrated with one another. That’s good news for the so-called Islamic State.

Obama Requests War Powers, Ceasefire Begins in Ukraine, Homeland Security Funding Fight, and Ups & Downs in 2016 Race

February 13, 2015
Obama wants Congress to approve fight against ISIS and a European-backed ceasefire in Ukraine.
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Congress Shows a Lack of Enthusiasm for Giving Obama War Powers to Fight ISIS

February 13, 2015
Peter Baker, Ashley Parker | The New York Times
Ever since President Obama ordered American warplanes to begin bombing terrorist targets in Iraq and Syria last year, members of Congress have insisted on having a say in the matter. The president, they declared, could not, or at least should not, take the country back to war without the input of the nation’s elected representatives.
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