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Biden’s Son ‘Embarrassed’ Over Navy Ouster

October 17, 2014
Helene Cooper | The New York Times
Hunter Biden, the younger son of Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., failed a drug test and was discharged this year from the Navy Reserve, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

Tackling Ebola Anxiety, Same-Sex Marriage Surge, Panetta on Obama, and Midterm Campaigning

October 10, 2014
America tackles Ebola on the global stage and fears at home.
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U.S. military: Airstrikes against ISIS won't save key city of Kobani

October 10, 2014
Elise Labott, Holly Yan, Josh Levs | CNN
U.S. airstrikes "are not going to save" the key Syrian city of Kobani from being overtaken by ISIS, said Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby.
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Gen. Dempsey 'Fearful' ISIS Could Take Over Key Syrian City

October 8, 2014
Martha Raddatz | ABC News
The nation’s top military leader said he is concerned that ISIS could soon take the key city of Kobani located on Syria’s border with Turkey. “I am fearful that Kobani will fall,” Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told ABC News’ Martha Raddatz
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Stop Pretending Drone Warfare Is Casualty-Free for America

October 8, 2014
Yochi Dreazen | TIME Magazine
President Barack Obama has been delivering a single message again and again in the weeks since U.S. warplanes started bombing Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria: there will be no American boots on the ground in either country.
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Former defense secretary lays out disagreements with President Obama

October 8, 2014
Gloria Borger | CNN
A former senior member of President Barack Obama's national security team is panning the administration's decision to rule out the use of ground troops to fight ISIS and questioning Obama's leadership style.
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In Book, Panetta Recounts Frustration With Obama

October 7, 2014
Peter Baker | The New York Times
After resigning as secretary of defense last year, Leon E. Panetta watched with growing dismay at what he perceived as a president losing his way. Instead of asserting American leadership on the world stage, Mr. Panetta concluded, President Obama was vacillating and overly cautious.
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Boehner’s comments on ground troops reflect views of GOP lawmakers

September 29, 2014
Ed O'Keefe | The Washington Post
Going further than he has before, House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) said Sunday that the United States might one day need to deploy U.S. combat troops to counter the threat of the Islamic State terrorist group in Iraq and Syria.
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In Iraq, closing the gap between Obama's goal and means

September 22, 2014
Doyle McManus | Los Angeles Times
Discordant notes from the Obama administration last week were widely interpreted as a collision between a war-weary president and a gung-ho military. And it was easy to see why.
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