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NATO: Russian Troops Moving Into Ukraine

“Russia is reinforcing and resupplying separatist forces in a blatant attempt to change the momentum of the fighting, which is currently favoring the Ukrainian military,” Brigadier General Tak said.

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Pentagon Announces Multinational Assistance For Iraq

The seven nations will provide arms and equipment to Kurdish forces battling the terrorist group the Islamic State, which has taken control of much of northern Iraq

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U.S. Conducting Surveillance Flights Over Syria

As the terrorist group the Islamic State (IS) gains ground in Northern Iraq, the U.S. has begun conducting flight missions over Syria

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U.S. Pushes Back Against Entry Of Russian Convoy

The U.S. has called for Russia to remove the convoy from Ukraine immediately.

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GAO Claims DoD Broke Laws During Bergdahl Exchange

The GAO found that the DoD failed to inform Congress of the trade within a given timeframe and that money was used illegally for the exchange.

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Hagel Warns Of Long-Term Operations In Iraq Against Militants

Hagel referred to the terrorist group as barbaric and warned of their threat to the U.S., the Secretary also discussed the secret military operation in Syria, which the public learned of Wednesday

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Pentagon Announces Failed Hostage Rescue Mission

The rescue operation, conducted “earlier this summer,” was an attempt to free American hostages believed to be held in Syria by the terrorist group, the Islamic State

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Pentagon Considering More Troops In Iraq

While the decision is still underway, U.S. senior officials say that no more than 300 U.S. military personnel would travel to Baghdad

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Pentagon: Surplus Military Equipment Has Helped Cops

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has asked for additional information on the program.

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Pentagon Conducts Most Aggressive Airstrikes Yet In Iraq

Over the weekend, the U.S. military announced that it has conducted 35 airstrikes in northern Iraq, claiming the recapture of the Mosul Dam by Iraqi security forces.

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Wednesday, August 5

● Texas voter turnout increased with ID law

● SuperPACs evolve into massive money machines

● Call for CNN contributor’s removal

● Invitation to a news junket

● How Navy ships get their names

● Consumer agency sues offshore lender

Report: Yemeni Forces Retake Key Airbase From Rebels

Al-Anad is the largest airbase in Yemen, and was used by the U.S. to launch drone strikes against al-Qaeda before it was overrun by the Houthis back in March.

The World in 2:00 – August 4, 2015

The World in 2:00

Republican presidential contenders use foreign policy proclamations to try and stick out in a crowded field.

Restless Insurrectionist Syndrome Strikes

History is replete with examples showing that insurrectionist ideologically pure candidates usually lose to the establishment candidates.

Obama Meets UN Secretary-General To Discuss Fighting Global Climate Change

Obama met with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to talk about the upcoming UN climate conference, the conflicts in Syria, Yemen and Sudan as well as the Iran nuclear deal.

Park Police Confirm Gun Found Near WWII Memorial Shooting

Police barricade areas near the WWII Memorial to scour for evidence following gunshot reports. Photo/William McDonald TRNS

UPDATE at 11:43 PM EST; Two shooting incidences, one in DC has been confirmed and a military base in Mississippi where two men are being questioned by the Highway Patrol.