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Pentagon: U.S. Seeking Legal Protection For Iraq Bound Personnel

Press Secretary Adm. John Kirby is “”confident that the legal protections that are needed will be in place” to ensure troops will fall under U.S. military jurisdiction while in Iraq.

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Father Claims Son Died Trying To Rescue Bergdahl

Andy Andrews, father of Army 2nd. Lt. Darryn Andrews, testified Wednesday to a joint House subcomittee that his son was killed during battle while on a mission to locate Bergdahl.

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Hagel: Sequestration Leaves U.S. “Incapable” Of Fighting Threats Abroad

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The effects of sequestration are becoming real.

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U.S. Captures Benghazi Suspect

President Obama and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton honor the Benghazi victims at the Transfer of Remains Ceremony held at Andrews Air Force Base, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland.

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The secret military operation is the first time any individual has been captured since the attack on the American diplomatic mission in September 2012

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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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Report: U.S. Troops To Use Chemical Warfare Suits In Iraq

The deployment follows reports that the Islamic State is in possession of chemical weapons and used them on multiple occasions

Friday, September 4

● Five circuit judges file dissent in birth control case

● Boys in the locker room: Less smoke, more chew

● Women in the combat zone

● Subsidies never die

● Inventive delay tactic frustrates FOIA lawsuit

● You don’t have to call me a “millennial”

Iran’s Supreme Leader Pushes Parliamentary Vote On Nuclear Deal

“Parliament should not be sidelined on the nuclear deal issue,” Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in live remarks on state television, Reuters reports.

Stephen King And Sally Field To Be Honored At White House

The two are recipients of the 2014 National Medal of Arts.

The Word in 2:00 – September 3, 2015

The World in 2:00

China touts its peaceful aims while debuting state-of-the-art weapons at a WW2 parade and a new UN report warns Gaza could be uninhabitable by 2020.

Clinton Should Acknowledge Email Mistake

Former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton addresses press over email controversy March 10, 2015. Photo/Luke Vargas TRNS

It’s time for Clinton to get ahead of the scandal.