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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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Torture remains a political football

December 11, 2014
Doyle McManus | Los Angeles Times
The catalog of horrors contained in Tuesday's report from the Senate Intelligence Committee ought to settle one argument for good: Yes, the CIA did use torture on suspected terrorists in its secret detention program a decade ago.
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Bush Team Approved C.I.A. Tactics, but Was Kept in Dark on Details, Report Says

December 10, 2014
Peter Baker | The New York Times
For four years, according to Central Intelligence Agency records, no one from the agency ever came to the Oval Office to give President George W. Bush a full briefing on what was happening in the dark dungeons of Afghanistan and Eastern Europe. For four years, interrogators stripped, slammed and soaked their prisoners without the president’s being told exactly what was going on.
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