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Coalition Airstrikes Begin In Tikrit… Conditionally

That is, the coalition will not strike unless Iranian-backed militias leave the premises.

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Pentagon: No Comment On “Future Operations” In Tikrit

Does that mean there will be operations in the future?

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Ashraf Ghani At The Pentagon: “We Are Going To Put Our House In Order”

“We are not going to be a burden. We do not ask now what the United States will do for us,” Ghani said.

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Pentagon: ISIL Offshoots Growing, But Not Confirmed Responsible For Yemen Attack

ISIL’s influence is growing throughout the Middle East, Asia and Africa.

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White House, Pentagon, Congress, UN To Meet With Ghani In U.S. Visit

It’s President Ashraf Ghani’s first trip to Washington.

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ISIL Drone Destroyed Near Fallujah, Iraq

“To my knowledge this is the first time that we have observed ISIL using these types of equipment,” Defense spokesman Col. Steve Warren told reporters Thursday.

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Pentagon: Hundreds Of ISIL Fighters Occupying Tikrit

“I don’t want to put out a number (of ISIL terrorists in Tikrit), because I’m not confident in the numbers that I have seen. It’s certainly in the several hundreds,” Defense spokesman Col. Steve Warren told reporters at the Pentagon on Thursday.

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Pentagon: Somalia Drone Strike Kills Westgate Mall Attack Mastermind

Adan Garar allegedly planned the 2013 attack on the Westgate Mall in Kenya.

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Pentagon Confirms Loss Of Drone Over Northwest Syria

Syria is claiming responsibility for shooting down the drone.

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Service Secretaries, Chiefs Plead With Congress To Dump Sequestration

And just as House Republicans pass their budget, which keeps the federal cuts in place.

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Obama Boosts Consumer Protection Bureau, Goes After Payday Loan Lenders

The new rules will require payday lenders to ensure consumers can afford to repay the loans in a timely fashion, keeping consumer from “getting stuck into cycles of debt.”

Building Explodes, Collapses In NYC’s East Village

Photo credit: Scott Westerfeld

According to reports, witnesses said an explosion was heard prior to the building being engulfed in flames, with the New York Fire Department declaring the situation a level seven-alarm fire.

Coalition Airstrikes Begin In Tikrit… Conditionally

That is, the coalition will not strike unless Iranian-backed militias leave the premises.

Japan Prime Minister Abe To Address Congress In April

Prime Minister Abe will become the first Japanese leader to address a joint meeting of the United States Congress.

Romney Claims He Wouldn’t Have Made Bergdahl Trade

(2012 RNC) Luke Vargas

The Army announced this week that Bergdahl will be charged with desertion and misbehavior.

Indiana Gov. Signs ‘Religious Freedom’ Bill Into Law

Opponents argue that the law could allow business owners to turn away gay and lesbian customers in the name of religious freedom.