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Killing of Americans Deepens Debate Over Use of Drone Strikes

April 24, 2015
Mark Mazzetti | The New York Times
The Obama administration said Thursday that two American Qaeda operatives killed in Pakistan in January had not been “specifically targeted,” and officials added that the Central Intelligence Agency had no idea the two men were hiding in compounds under surveillance by armed drones when orders were given to carry out the strikes.
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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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Tom Cotton prepares for Patriot Act battle

April 24, 2015
Manu Raju, Burgess Everett | POLITICO
Hawks and libertarians are about to square off in Congress over extending surveillance authority for the feds.
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Are the Clintons too cozy with the people who give them money?

April 24, 2015
Karen Tumulty | The Washington Post
The massive fundraising and wealth-generating operation that Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton have built over the past decade and a half has revived one of the most enduring criticisms of the couple: that they have a blind spot when it comes to setting ethical boundaries with the people who give them money.
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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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Have Clinton, Kerry Defined New U.S. World Order?

April 23, 2015
Indira Lakshmanan | Bloomberg
Bloomberg’s Indira Lakshmanan reports on U.S. foreign policy. She speaks on "Bloomberg Surveillance."
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Secret Service took a year to fix broken alarm at George H.W. Bush home

April 23, 2015
Carol Leonnig | The Washington Post
The Secret Service took more than a year to replace a broken alarm system at former president George H.W. Bush’s home, raising concerns within the agency about the safety of the Houston residence and the Bush family, according to a government report scheduled to be released Thursday.
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Hill Dems to Hillary Clinton: Get off the fence on trade

April 23, 2015
Manu Raju | POLITICO
The 12-nation Pacific trade deal is the first major policy dilemma of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, and she’s under pressure to cast aside her own past as a free-trade proponent and buck the current Democratic president in whose Cabinet she served.
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