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To fight the Islamic State, Obama joins hands with Iran's proxies

May 28, 2015
Michael Crowley | POLITICO
U.S. officials, stunned by the Islamic State’s gains, are making a risky bet on Shiite militias in Iraq.
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Joe Biden tries to buck up Iraqis, promises training and equipment

May 26, 2015
Christi Parsons | Los Angeles Times
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden tries to buck up Iraqis, promises training and equipment to combat Islamic State.
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Obama has a strategy for fighting ISIS -- one that isn't working

May 26, 2015
Doyle McManus | Los Angeles Times
What more can the U.S. do against Islamic State in Iraq? Plenty.
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Military Suicide Prevention, 2016 Super PACs and Highway Infrastructure in Congress

May 22, 2015
Pentagon plans to shut down Vets4Warriors, 2016 hopefuls embrace Super PACs and upcoming 2016 announcements
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Lawmakers Urge Pentagon Chief to Save Suicide Prevention Program

May 22, 2015
Yochi Dreazen | Foreign Policy
A powerful group of lawmakers is asking Defense Secretary Ashton Carter to reconsider the Pentagon’s recent decision to eliminate funding for Vets4Warriors, a highly-regarded program that connected troubled troops with veterans who came from the same military world, spoke the same language, and had often confronted the same issues.
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Special Ops to Obama: Let Us Fight ISIS, Already

May 22, 2015
Kimberly Dozier | The Daily Beast
They’re supposed to be at the forefront of the battle against ISIS. But U.S. special operators say the Obama administration’s restrictive rules of war are harming their mission.
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Pentagon: Iraqis ‘Didn’t Want to Fight’ ISIS for Ramadi

May 20, 2015
Nancy Youssef | The Daily Beast
In the face of a vicious ISIS assault, the Iraqi army ran away, leaving the American plan to beat the terror group in tatters.
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Marco Rubio’s Foreign Policy, GOP's Evolving Iraq War Stance and #FreeJason

May 15, 2015
Marco Rubio speaks on Foreign Policy, Congress battles to come over the Patriot Act & defense spending and 2016 GOP hopefuls comment on the Iraq War.
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U.S. Military Helicopter on Aid Mission in Nepal Is Missing

May 13, 2015
Helene Cooper | The New York Times
A United States Marine helicopter assigned to the relief efforts in the aftermath of the latest earthquake in Nepal was missing, military officials said Tuesday.
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