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2 Graduating Rangers, Aware of Their Burden

August 21, 2015
Helene Cooper, Richard Oppel | The New York Times
First Lt. Shaye Haver, an Apache attack helicopter pilot who on Friday will be one of the first women to graduate from the Army’s elite Ranger School, wants to remain an aviator. But she takes away weighty lessons from her grueling Ranger training: “Your mind can take a whole lot more than your body,” she said.
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G.O.P. Is Vague on Using Power Abroad

August 17, 2015
David Sanger | The New York Times
If the diverse group of candidates competing for the Republican presidential nomination agree on one thing when describing how they would engage with the world if they made it to the White House, it is this: If only the United States were stronger, and more feared, the country would not feel threatened by the Islamic State, manipulated by Iran or challenged by a rising China.
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Pentagon Fears It’s Not Ready for a War With Putin

August 14, 2015
Nancy Youssef | The Daily Beast
The U.S. military has run the numbers on a sustained fight with Moscow, and they do not look good for the American side.
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Russians Hacked Joint Chiefs of Staff

August 7, 2015
Nancy Youssef | The Daily Beast
Investigators say they believe the same Russian hackers that carried out attacks on the White House and State Department last year and the attempted penetration of the Pentagon last month were responsible for a major cyberattack that shut down the Joint Chiefs of Staff email for the past 11 days, The Daily Beast has learned.
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Robert Gates: We Have a Flawed Iran Deal. Make the Best of It.

August 6, 2015
Reid Wilson | Morning Consult
Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Wednesday harshly criticized the proposed nuclear agreement struck last month between an international coalition, led by the United States, and Iran. But, he said, now that the deal has been struck, the consequences of walking away would be too great.
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NATO Commander: Russia’s use of force in Europe is a major threat

July 29, 2015
Gen. Philip Breedlove, NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Europe, joins Gwen Ifill to discuss the alliance with Turkey against the Islamic State and why Russia poses a major threat in Europe today.
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U.S. Jets to Use Turkish Bases in War on ISIS

July 24, 2015
Helene Cooper | The New York Times
Turkey plunged into the fight against the Islamic State on Thursday, rushing forces into the first direct combat with its militants on the Syrian border and granting permission for American warplanes to use two Turkish air bases for bombarding the group in Syria.
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Pentagon ‘Shocked’ by Anthrax Leak

July 24, 2015
Nancy Youssef | The Daily Beast
A Pentagon report blamed bureaucracy for the mix-up that sent live anthrax around the world.
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U.S. Defense Secretary Visits Israel to Soothe Ally After Iran Nuclear Deal

July 21, 2015
| The New York Times
The Obama administration opened its Middle East reassurance tour on Monday with the secretary of defense, Ashton B. Carter, promising Israeli officials that the United States would remain vigilant in trying to combat what he called “Iran’s malign influence” in the region despite the nuclear deal struck last week between Tehran and six world powers.
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