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Panetta Rules Out Syria Intervention Without UN Approval

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told reporters Friday that he does not see a scenario in which the U.S. would intervene in Syria without UN approval. “Ultimately, the international community and the President of the United States are going to decide what steps we take,” Panetta said during a press conference en-route to Singapore, a stop […]

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DoD Spox: Pentagon Owes President Full Range Of Syrian Options

Pentagon Press Secretary George Little told reporters Tuesday that the Defense Department owes President Obama a full range of options when it comes to Syria. Little noted, however, that the U.S. is still focusing on the economic and diplomatic track.

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Pentagon Shocked By Latest Syrian Atrocity

Pentagon Press Secretary George Little told reporters Tuesday that, like its allies, the U.S. is shocked by the reports of the massacre in Houla, Syria.

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Pentagon Spox Defends Dempsey’s Syria Remarks

Pentagon Press Secretary George Little told reporters Tuesday that a statement by Gen Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, suggesting the U.S. has plans for military intervention in Syria does not represent a shift in U.S. policy. “Do we plan for just about everything in this Department? Yes,” Little said.

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DoD Concerned Syrian Crisis Could Extend Beyond Its Borders

Pentagon Press Secretary George Little told reporters Tuesday that the U.S. is concerned that the crisis in Syria could harm neighboring countries.

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Special Ops Chief: U.S. Performed 11 Other Raids On Night Of Bin Laden Mission

Admiral William McRaven, the officer who oversees U.S. Special Operations, gave a relatively ho-hum account Thursday of the raid on terrorist leader Osama bin Laden’s compound last year, noting that the U.S. performed 11 other raids that evening in neighboring Afghanistan.

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Special Ops Have Not Yet Met With Director Kathryn Bigelow

Admiral William McRaven, the officer who oversees U.S. Special Operations, told reporters Thursday that his office has not yet given any information to filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow, who is currently making a movie on the bin Laden raid.

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Details Of Bin Laden Raid Not Particularly Sensitive, Reports Special Ops Head

Admiral William McRaven, the officer who oversees U.S. Special Operations, told reporters Thursday that he would be willing to work with Academy Award winning filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow on her upcoming film on the bin Laden raid since the details of the operation were not particularly sensitive.

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Special Ops Head: Bin Laden Raid “Standard,” Not “Sexy”

Admiral William McRaven, the officer who oversees U.S. Special Operations, gave a relatively ho-hum account Thursday of the raid on terrorist leader Osama bin Laden’s compound last year. “From a military standpoint this was a standard raid and really not very sexy,” McRaven said during a press conference in Tampa, Florida. “

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Special Ops Chief: Nothing “Sexy” About Bin Laden Raid

The evening the mission into Pakistan was underway, there were 11 similar operations occurring in Afghanistan.

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Obeying Immigration Laws Is Also An “Act Of Love”

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It was outrageous when Jeb Bush suggested that illegal immigration is simply based on love of family.

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55,000 Photos Show Widespread Torture By Syrian Police: France

France presents the “Caesar” report on torture in Syria to the U.N. Security Council on April 15, 2014. Photo: French Mission to the U.N.

French Ambassador Gerard Araud said his country will seek Security Council authorization to refer Syria to the International Criminal Court.

Senator Stages Congressional Scenes For Campaign Video

Republicans are calling on Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) to issue a clarification.

South Sudan Rebels Capture Key Oil Town Of Bentiu

Bentiu, South Sudan

Control of the city and its surrounding oil fields is critical to financing the government of South Sudan.

Why Ordinary Citizens Have No Say…

The super wealthy are blocking any type of meaningful climate change legislation.