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The long war: No end in sight for America in the Middle East

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 11:13
Thirteen years after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, this was supposed to be a season of relief, with Iraq managing on its own and most U.S. troops finally ending their combat duty in Afghanistan.
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Dobbins ARB has key role in transporting Ebola patients

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 10:14
The commander of the Dobbins Air Reserve Base says the base has proved its worth in the past two months by playing a vital role in helping to transport three Ebola patients to Emory Hospital.
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Survey: 40 percent of wounded face problems getting VA care

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 09:25
As a peer mentor for Wounded Warrior Project, Josh Renschler regularly helps severely injured veterans navigate the Veterans Affairs Department health care system.
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Obama, Congress In Legal Gray Area Over Powers to Fight Islamic State

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 09:03
When President Obama delivers his speech Wednesday on how he plans to have the U.S. combat the Islamic State, he may have to explain whether he plans to ask Congress for authorization to widen military strikes against the group.
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Obama says he has authority for campaign against militants

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 08:50
President Obama told congressional leaders Tuesday he has the authority he needs to launch a broader military campaign to root out violent extremists in Iraq and Syria, a day before outlining his plans to the American people in a prime-time address.
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Republican leaders want clear Islamic State plan from Obama

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 08:49
Republican leaders opened their first full legislative day in five weeks by pressing the commander in chief to spell out his plan for fighting the Islamic State (IS).
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U.S. expands airstrikes into western Iraq

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 08:49
The U.S. military is coordinating some airstrikes with Sunni tribal militias on the ground in Iraq's Anbar Province after Islamic State militants began to build up forces near the Haditha Dam, a Pentagon official said Monday.
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U.S. and China discuss avoiding military incidents

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 08:30
U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice repeatedly raised concerns about risky Chinese fighter intercepts of U.S. surveillance flights in meetings this week with Chinese leaders in Beijing, senior administration officials said Tuesday.
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Man who tried to sell secrets to China sentenced

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 08:28
A former Air Force employee who tried to sell classified information about a military satellite network to China has been sentenced to more than three years in federal prison.
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U.S. weighs security needs at embassies overseas

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 08:27
The Obama administration is directing all U.S. diplomatic posts overseas to review security and will assist embassies and consulates needing help.
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Security clearance contractor USIS to lose government work

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 08:14
The federal Office of Personnel Management plans to terminate its massive contracts with USIS, the major security clearance contractor targeted last month by a cyberattack, agency, congressional and company officials say.
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Investigations still open at 93 VA facilities

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 06:58
The Veteran Affairs Department's review of the wait times scandal at its Phoenix facility is over, but lawmakers and investigators are promising that department officials will still face intense scrutiny and criticism in coming months.
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Obama to broaden U.S. effort to combat militants

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 06:57
President Obama will go on the offensive against the Islamic State group with a broader counterterror mission than he previously has been willing to embrace, U.S. officials said Monday. The new plan, however, still won't commit U.S.
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Marine vet Moulton wins Mass. Democratic primary

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 06:24
Political newcomer Seth Moulton is setting his sights on Republican Richard Tisei in the state's 6th Congressional District, having pulled off the stunning defeat of nine-term incumbent U.S. Rep. John Tierney in a bitter Democratic primary contest.
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House pushes resolution condemning Obama for Bergdahl swap

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 14:15
The Republican-controlled House on Tuesday pushed a resolution condemning President Obama for failing to give 30-day notice to Congress about the exchange in May of American prisoner Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban leaders held at the U.S.
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U.S. airstrikes in Iraq hit Islamic State vehicles

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 13:09
The U.S. military says it launched five more airstrikes in support of Iraqi government troops and Sunni tribesmen protecting the Haditha Dam against fighters of the Islamic State group that controls parts of northern and western Iraq.
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Campaign '16: Despite tough talk, little chance of defense increase

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 12:37
Potential 2016 presidential candidates are using hawkish terms when it comes to Russia and the Islamic State. But while some are banging the drums of war, few are calling for larger annual U.S. defense budgets.
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Sen. Nelson's Syria force authorization would expire in three years

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 12:31
A US Senate measure that would give congressional approval for US strikes inside Syria never mentions that country and would expire after three years.
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McDonald vows lessons from Phoenix problems

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 10:58
The Veterans Affairs Department has reached out to all veterans on official and unofficial waiting lists at the VA's troubled Phoenix medical center, where a whistleblower first exposed long delays in patient care, VA Secretary Robert McDonald says.
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McDonald launches 100-day VA reform plan

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 10:58
SitRep video: Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald said the recurring complaint he heard during a month-long listening tour across America is that his department's culture is still too closed and unfriendly.
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