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Donald Trump Vows to Bolster Nation’s Military Capacities

September 8, 2016
Ashley Parker, Matthew Rosenberg | The New York Times
Donald J. Trump on Wednesday called for a vast expansion of the military, including 90,000 new soldiers for the Army and nearly 75 new ships for the Navy, requiring up to $90 billion a year in additional spending.
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Clinton to convene experts on fighting terror, vows to bring ISIS leader ‘to justice’

September 8, 2016
Anne Gearan, John Wagner | The Washington Post
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said Thursday that she would convene a bipartisan group of national security experts to discuss ways to combat the Islamic State and expanded on a pledge to bring "to justice" the leader of the terrorist organization.
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Obama Defends Cash Payment to Iran

August 5, 2016
Carol Lee, Jay Solomon | The Wall Street Journal
President Barack Obama on Thursday defended his decision to authorize a $400 million cash payment to Iran that coincided with the country’s release of American prisoners in January. Mr. Obama, speaking at a news conference at the Pentagon, pushed back on Republican charges that the cash delivery amounted to ransom.
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Donald Trump Tries to Move Past Flare-Up With Khizr Khan, Ghazala Khan

August 2, 2016
Beth Reinhard, Janet Hook, Reid Epstein | The Wall Street Journal
At his first campaign rally since a public spat erupted with the parents of a Muslim U.S. Army captain killed in Iraq, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump sought to change the subject to economic issues and concerns he has about the course of the general election.
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ISIS Militants Killed in US Airstrikes

June 30, 2016
Martha Raddatz | ABC News
Hundreds of ISIS militants were killed in a series of U.S. and Iraqi airstrikes Wednesday that targeted two large vehicle convoys fleeing the western Iraqi cities of Fallujah and Ramadi, according to U.S. officials.
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Long Emphasis on Terror May Hurt U.S. in Conventional War, Army Chief Says

May 16, 2016
Helene Cooper | The New York Times
When Gen. Mark A. Milley, the Army chief of staff, stepped off his jet into the sunshine here on Sunday, it was the first time the Obama administration had sent its top Army officer to Africa for a high-level meeting to get the continent’s fledgling militaries in shape to deal with growing terrorist threats.
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U.S. Service Member Killed by ISIS in Iraq

May 3, 2016
Nancy Youssef | The Daily Beast
The self-proclaimed Islamic State broke through a line of Kurdish forces in Iraq and killed a U.S. service member Tuesday who were there to advise them, a U.S. defense official told the Daily Beast.
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