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Poll: 74% Oppose Combat Troops In Iraq

Just 16 percent would support new boots on the ground.

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U.S. Sending Military Personnel To Iraq To Relocate Embassy Staff

“The personnel will provide assistance to the Department of State in connection with the temporary relocation of some staff from the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad,” the White House said.

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DOD Sends USS Mesa Verde To Persian Gulf

The move “provides the commander-in-chief additional options to protect American citizens and interests in Iraq, should he choose to use them.”

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Pentagon “Disappointed” In Iraqi Security Forces As Violence Erupts

As violence has increased in the last week a number of major Northern Iraqi cities have been captured by al-Qaeda linked militant groups.

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Bergdahl Back In The U.S.

The Army says that once Bergdahl completes his reintegration process, the military will “continue its comprehensive review into the circumstances of his disappearance and captivity.”

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Pentagon Continues To Search For Missing Nigerian Girls

The Pentagon continues to use U.S. drone and manned surveillance flights in the Northeastern region of Nigeria.

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State Department Issues Travel Warning For Iraq

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Following reports that al-Qaeda linked militants have captured two Iraqi cities, the State Department warns that “U.S. citizens in Iraq remain at high risk for kidnapping and terrorist violence.”

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Five U.S. Troops Killed In Friendly Fire Airstrike

The incident occurred in the southern region of Afghanistan during a routine patrol by the U.S. forces in efforts to secure the area for Saturday’s presidential run-off elections.

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Pentagon Recognizes LGBT Armed Forces During Pride Month

June is recognized as Pride Celebration Month, this is the third year the Pentagon has officially honored the LGBT Armed Forces community through ceremony at the U.S. military headquarters.

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Pentagon: Russian Fighter Jet Approached U.S. Reconnaissance Aircraft

A Russian pilot maneuvered his fighter jet to expose its belly in efforts to show the American aircraft that it was armed during the mid-air close encounter.

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Pentgon Announces Laboratory Review After 9 Live Anthrax Shipments

The Department is also working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in their investigation of the shipments.

The World in 2:00 – May 29, 2015

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The founder of the Silk Road is sentenced to life in prison, and an American firm helps bridge a major gap in the delivery of humanitarian aid.

Report: Hastert Paid Individual to Conceal “Sexual Misconduct”

The Los Angeles Times reports that an, “official confirmed that the misconduct involved sexual abuse.”

Defense Secretary Joins Facebook

Carter is the first Defense chief to join Facebook.

‘Freedom of Speech Rally Round II’ Scheduled Near Phoenix Mosque

The anti-Islam rally is encouraging participants to come with weapons and draw negative images of the Prophet Muhammad, like the original event that resulted in a gun fight

NYT Editorial Board: Let The Patriot Act Expire


“The looming expiration of a handful of provisions of the Patriot Act, which gave federal authorities vast surveillance powers, has stirred a long-overdue debate over the proper balance between investigative tactics in national security cases and civil liberties,” the editorial board wrote.