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World War O

April 24, 2015
Michael Crowley | POLITICO
Obama took office vowing to end America’s wars. Now we’re in at least five, and U.S. officials are unsure what to do about it.
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Pentagon Announces New Strategy for Cyberwarfare

April 24, 2015
David Sanger | The New York Times
The Pentagon on Thursday took a major step designed to instill a measure of fear in potential cyberadversaries, releasing a new strategy that for the first time explicitly discusses the circumstances under which cyberweapons could be used against an attacker, and naming the countries it says present the greatest threat: China, Russia, Iran and North Korea.
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2 Qaeda Hostages Were Accidentally Killed in U.S. Strike, White House Says

April 23, 2015
Peter Baker, Julie Hirschfeld Davis | The New York Times
President Obama on Thursday offered an emotional apology for the accidental killing of two hostages held by Al Qaeda, one of them American, in a United States government counterterrorism operation in January, saying he takes "full responsibility" for their deaths.
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Sale of U.S. Arms Fuels the Wars of Arab States

April 20, 2015
Mark Mazzetti, Helene Cooper | The New York Times
To wage war in Yemen, Saudi Arabia is using F-15 fighter jets bought from Boeing. Pilots from the United Arab Emirates are flying Lockheed Martin’s F-16 to bomb both Yemen and Syria. Soon, the Emirates are expected to complete a deal with General Atomics for a fleet of Predator drones to run spying missions in their neighborhood.
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Congress Holds on Loretta Lynch, Gallup Poll Shows Government Distrust, Hillary Clinton’s “Charm Offensive” & US Troops in Iraq

March 27, 2015
Loretta Lynch waits for confirmation, poll shows government trust is low, Hillary Clinton’s “Charm Offensive” and Iraq depends on US Troops.
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Everything The White House Told You About Bowe Bergdahl Was Wrong

March 26, 2015
Nancy Youssef | The Daily Beast
His release was supposed to be the political masterstroke in the last days of the war. But the war is still going, and Bergdahl is going to court.
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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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