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  • Obama sends U.S. military advisers to Iraq as battle rages over refinery

    Obama sends U.S. military advisers to Iraq as battle rages over refinery
    President Barack Obama said on Thursday he was sending up to 300 U.S. military advisers to Iraq but stressed the need for a political solution to the Iraqi crisis as government forces battled Sunni rebels for control of the country's biggest refinery....
  • Healing warriors by making a census of combat wounds' microbiota

    Healing warriors by making a census of combat wounds' microbiota
    After an American GI is wounded in combat, his or her life depends on the speed of evacuation, the degree to which blood loss can be stanched, and the skill with which military surgeons can clean, patch and stitch. But it also depends on a factor that's...
  • Comparing Iraq and Vietnam

    Andrew J. Bacevich brings into clear view how the slow-motion disaster that was the Iraq war may end. As in Vietnam, we appear to have sent "too many soldiers to make peace and too few to make war." ("Can Obama pull a Nixon with the Iraq crisis?,"...
  • Obama's Mideast airstrike refrain: 'And then what?'

    Obama's Mideast airstrike refrain: 'And then what?'
    Last fall, as President Obama weighed airstrikes against Syria, deliberations followed a clear pattern: The president solicited scores of options, planners returned with possibilities, and, according to people involved, Obama would reply with the same...
  • Obama to send up to 300 advisors to 'train, advise and support' Iraq

    Obama to send up to 300 advisors to 'train, advise and support' Iraq
    President Obama said Thursday that he is prepared to send up to 300 U.S. military advisors to Iraq to help government security forces fend off the Islamic militants who have seized up to a third of the country. Speaking to the nation, Obama said the U....
  • CIA, U.S. military at odds over Afghanistan pullback plan

    The CIA has made plans to close its network of secret bases in Afghanistan and pull its personnel back to Kabul this summer, an unexpectedly abrupt withdrawal that the U.S. military fears will deprive it of vital intelligence while thousands of American...
  • Robert B. Reich: The six principles of the new populism

    We're five years into a so-called recovery that's been a bonanza for the rich but a bust for the middle class, which is fueling a new populism. "The game is rigged and the American people know that. They get it right down to their toes," says...
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  • Obama flies to Afghanistan in surprise Memorial Day weekend visit

    Obama flies to Afghanistan in surprise Memorial Day weekend visit
    President Obama made a rare and surprise visit to Afghanistan on Sunday for a Memorial Day weekend rally with U.S. troops. Air Force One touched down at Bagram Air Field in the dark Sunday evening local time after secretly leaving the Washington area...
  • Obama pays secret visit to U.S. troops in Afghanistan

    President Obama swooped into the Afghan war zone for a secret, rare visit with troops Sunday and renewed a pledge to bring U.S. military involvement there to a "responsible end" this year. Speaking to a crowd of 3,000 service members in a hangar at...
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