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  1. Poll: Majority of Americans back higher military spendingRead the original story w/Photo

    8 min ago | WTAX-AM Springfield

    DEFENSE SPENDING: U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel speaks to troops stationed at Baghdad International Airport, in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Dec. 9. Hagel, who flew to Baghdad to get a first-hand report on progress against the Islamic State militants, held a series of meetings with top Iraqi government officials and conferred with American military commanders. Al-Abadi told Hagel on Tuesday that his army is taking the offensive against the Islamic State group but needs more air power and heavy weaponry to prevail.

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  2. Iraq PM drops lawsuits against journalistsRead the original story

    8 min ago | KRMG-AM Tulsa

    Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Thursday ordered the withdrawal of all government lawsuits against journalists and media outlets, marking a departure from his predecessor Nouri al-Maliki, who was widely accused of using state institutions to target his political enemies. The move reflects al-Abadi's "keenness to ensure freedom of expression...and his desire that the media have a big role in building the country," a government statement said, without providing details on ongoing cases.

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  3. Iraqi Prime Minister drops lawsuits against journalistsRead the original story w/Photo

    13 min ago | The Bennington Banner

    BAGHDAD >> Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Thursday ordered the withdrawal of all government lawsuits against journalists and media outlets, marking a departure from his predecessor Nouri al-Maliki, who was widely accused of using state institutions to target his political enemies. The move reflects al-Abadi's "keenness to ensure freedom of expression...and his desire that the media have a big role in building the country," a government statement said, without providing details on ongoing cases.

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  4. Will China join the fight against ISIS in 2015?Read the original story

    25 min ago | AEI

    In an interview with Financial Times this week, Iraqi foreign minister Ibrahim Jafari revealed China has offered to provide support for Iraqi airstrikes against ISIS. It's unclear whether Beijing plans to follow through on this proposition, but potential Chinese-Iraqi cooperation could include weapons sales, intelligence sharing, and military training.

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  5. James Gray, MP for North Wiltshire - True spirit of Christmas would be our help in IraqRead the original story w/Photo

    32 min ago | Gazetteandherald.co.uk

    "THEY came to my village and destroyed it and killed all the people - for no reason but being Kurdish," said an old man to me on a visit to Iraq last week. I was there with the House of Commons Defence Committee visiting troops and government in Kurdistan, Baghdad and then Jordan.

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  6. Mass grave of Islamic State's victims reportedly found in eastern SyriaRead the original story

    34 min ago | The Long War Journal

    An activist group and online sources reporting from inside Syria claim that a mass grave filled with approximately 230 corpses has been discovered in eastern Syria. The victims are reportedly members of the Sheitaat tribe, which has been battling the Islamic State in the province of Deir Ezzor.

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  7. Poll: Majority of Americans back higher military spendingRead the original story w/Photo

    49 min ago | KDXY-FM Jonesboro

    DEFENSE SPENDING: U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel speaks to troops stationed at Baghdad International Airport, in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Dec. 9. Hagel, who flew to Baghdad to get a first-hand report on progress against the Islamic State militants, held a series of meetings with top Iraqi government officials and conferred with American military commanders. Al-Abadi told Hagel on Tuesday that his army is taking the offensive against the Islamic State group but needs more air power and heavy weaponry to prevail.

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  8. Napoleon vs. Cheney: 'Interrogation That Actually Works'; Icing on the 'Hate-Cake'Read the original story w/Photo

    54 min ago | Safehaven

    Not only is torture against international law, it also produces no useful intelligence. Common sense is enough to prove that statement.

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  9. Kurds press northern Iraq offensive against ISISRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Daily Star

    An Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighter fires at ISIS militant positions, from his position on the top of Mount Zardak, a strategic point taken 3 days ago, about 25 kilometers east of Mosul on September 9,2014. AFP PHOTO/JM LOPEZ IRBIL: Kurdish forces backed by foreign jets pressed an ambitious operation against ISIS in northern Iraq Thursday, taking on the jihadis in the heart of their "caliphate."

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  10. Lebanese Army arrests ranking Abdullah Azzam Brigades member: reportRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Daily Star

    BEIRUT: Lebanese Army intelligence arrested a prominent member of the Al-Qaida-linked Abdullah Azzam Brigades in an Army ambush a week ago, according to a media report published Thursday. Daily Al-Akhbar quoted security sources as saying that the detainee, identified as Mahmoud A. from the town of Majdel Anjar in Lebanon's eastern Bekaa Valley, confessed that he had transported the suicide bombers who blew themselves up at a checkpoint in Dahr al-Baidar, and at Beirut's Tayyouneh roundabout in June.

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  11. At An Isolated Camp, Iraqi Police Prep For A Showdown With ISISRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | WNYC-AM New York

    When Mohammed Taha Yaseen recalls the day that Islamic militants swept through Iraq's northern city of Mosul this past summer, he chokes up. "The army ran away," he says, and pauses to gain control of his voice.

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  12. Camp Liberty: 7,145 Physicians, Medical Personnel Call on UN, US To Take ActionRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Iran Liberty

    The deteriorating medical situation resulting from the imposed medical siege has raised the attention of international human rights organizations and dignitaries about inhumane conditions in the camp. Numerous international calls for measures to provide care for the patients in the camp have been made by many from numerous countries, inviting the UN and the Obama administration to take urgent action to save the lives of the patients of this camp.

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  13. Reporting: El PasoCIUDAD Juarez is Mexico's Poster Child for ViolenceRead the original story

    6 hrs ago | American Reporter

    The words that reached out to me from the Inaugural Address of President Barack Obama were when he spoke of what Americans can achieve when "imagination is joined to common purpose, and necessity to courage." Imagination and courage are the most powerful qualities of the American character, because it is we as a people who have progressively imagined annd created this great nation, and we who have courageously defended and extended its ideals.

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  14. Exclusive: As easy targets thin, Syria air strikes by U.S. allies plungeRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Reuters

    As U.S. fighter jets pound Islamic State targets in Syria, Washington's coalition allies appear increasingly absent from the air war. Although President Barack Obama's administration announced the Syrian air strikes three months ago as a joint campaign by Washington and its Arab allies, nearly 97 percent of the strikes in December have been carried out by the United States alone, according to U.S. military data provided to Reuters.

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  15. The WilliesREVENGE is MineRead the original story

    Jun 14, 2014 | American Reporter

    I'm not an evangelical nor anything but an ordinary Christian, and Catholic . Like everyone else, I've heard the phrase "Revenge is mine, sayeth the Lord," hundreds if not thousands of times.

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  16. A member of the Iraqi pro-government forces guards a road in Jurf al-Sakhr, Iraq, on Oct. 27, 2014.Read the original story

    7 hrs ago | Bloomberg

    A member of the Iraqi pro-government forces guards a road in Jurf al-Sakhr, Iraq, on Oct. 27, 2014. The Syrian truck driver smiles as he regales colleagues at a rest stop in Jordan with the tale of his scrape with Islamic State fighters while delivering tomatoes to Iraq .

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  17. The WilliesLET'S Help the Kurds - and Redeem OurselvesRead the original story

    8 hrs ago | American Reporter

    BRADENTON, Fla., Aug. 9, 2014 -- It was Joint Chiefs chairman Gen. Colin Powell who famously warned President George W. Bush in advance of his strikes on Saddam Hussein's forces in Baghdad that, 'If you break it, you own it.'

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  18. As easy targets thin, Syria air strikes by U.S. allies plungeRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Thanh Nein News

    As U.S. fighter jets pound Islamic State targets in Syria, Washington's coalition allies appear increasingly absent from the air war. Although President Barack Obama's administration announced the Syrian air strikes three months ago as a joint campaign by Washington and its Arab allies, nearly 97 percent of the strikes in December have been carried out by the United States alone, according to U.S. military data provided to Reuters.

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  19. Hundreds of US troops now deployed in Iraq's Anbar ProvinceRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Stars and Stripes

    Hundreds of American troops are now in Iraq's volatile Anbar Province helping the Iraqi military take on the Islamic State, according to the Joint Staff. Currently, about 350 U.S. troops are stationed at Al Asad Air Base in Anbar.

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  20. Napoleon vs. Cheney: "Interrogation That Actually Works"; Icing on the "Hate-Cake"Read the original story

    10 hrs ago | Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis

    Not only is torture against international law, it also produces no useful intelligence. Common sense is enough to prove that statement.

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