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Backlash in Iraq Poses Risks to U.S.-Led Operations Against Islamic State

January 6, 2020
Nancy Youssef, Michael R. Gordon | The Wall Street Journal
Violence directed at U.S. forces in Iraq and the threat of reprisals over the killing of an Iranian general are hampering American-led operations against Islamic State, potentially giving the beleaguered group time to revive.
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Bernie Sanders warns against religious bigotry hours after Hasidic Jews are stabbed in N.Y.

December 30, 2019
Robert Costa | The Washington Post
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who had relatives killed by Nazis during the Holocaust, responded Sunday to the latest incident of anti-Semitic terror by wearing a kippah and lifting a blowtorch to light a public menorah on the final night of Hanukkah.
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U.S. Recovered Valuable Intelligence in Baghdadi Raid

October 29, 2019
Nancy Youssef | The Wall Street Journal
The U.S. military raid resulting in the death of Islamic State founder Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi also yielded an array of valuable intelligence concerning the militant group and its top leaders, defense officials said, providing details that likely will lead to future operations.
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Inside the Mission That Killed Islamic State Leader Baghdadi

October 28, 2019
Nancy Youssef, Michael C. Bender, Raja Abdulrahim | The Wall Street Journal
The story of Baghdadi’s final moments is also one of American intelligence gathering, military force and astonishing warfare technology.
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Political impact and terror threats in the wake of Baghdadi's death

October 28, 2019
Pierre Thomas | ABC News
US authorities are monitoring the reaction to al-Baghdadi's death very closely at home. Concern about ISIS was already heightened. Authorities recognize the real concern of ISIS sleepers or sympathizers responding in real time to the killing of their leader.
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Trump Declares U.S.-Taliban Talks Dead, Makes New Threat

September 10, 2019
Vivian Salama, Michael C. Bender | The Wall Street Journal
President Trump declared that talks were dead between the U.S. and the Taliban, the insurgent movement in Afghanistan, and warned the U.S. could do “certain things” that would cost millions of lives in a move to end the war, a step he said he doesn’t want to take.
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El Paso mass shooting treated as domestic terror case

August 6, 2019
Pierre Thomas | ABC News
We have seen a surge, the FBI says, in the number of hate crimes that we're seeing reported. Also, we're seeing a significant spike in what's defined as active shooter situations.
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‘American Taliban’ John Walker Lindh to be released from prison

May 23, 2019
Pete Williams | NBC News
John Walker Lindh, the California man dubbed the “American Taliban” after he was captured by U.S. forces in Afghanistan nearly two decades ago, is set to be released from prison Thursday. Intelligence officials say Lindh has never renounced Islamic extremism.
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How the U.S. should respond to growing wave of domestic terror attacks

April 30, 2019
Amna Nawaz | PBS NewsHour
The deadly weekend shooting at a San Diego synagogue appears to be the latest in a series of hate-driven domestic terror attacks across the U.S. This time, the killer left a manifesto praising other recent assaults. How is the Trump administration responding, and is it enough to quell the growing threat?
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