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How the Obama Administration Ignored Iraq - Politico Fri, 03 Oct 2014 22:20:14 GMT

Politico

How the Obama Administration Ignored Iraq
Politico
It was late April of 2009, and Hillary Clinton was coming to Iraq for her first official trip as secretary of state. Normally, visits by a secretary of state are a logistical nightmare for an embassy. As François Truffaut once said of making films ...

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Australia says ready to strike ISIL in Iraq - Aljazeera.com Fri, 03 Oct 2014 21:43:47 GMT

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Australia says ready to strike ISIL in Iraq
Aljazeera.com
Australia's cabinet has authorised military air strikes on the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group on Iraqi territory and the deployment of special forces troops to combat the fighters. Prime Minister Tony Abbott said the deployment to ...
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Canada to Launch Airstrikes in Iraq - ABC News Fri, 03 Oct 2014 17:23:39 GMT

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Canada to Launch Airstrikes in Iraq
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Canada plans to launch airstrikes against the Islamic State militant group in Iraq following a U.S. request and may extend airstrikes into Syria if invited by President Bashar Assad's government, the prime minister announced Friday. Stephen Harper said ...
Canada sending fighter jets to Iraq for 6-month missionToronto Star
Harper announces plan to send CF-18s to bomb ISIS in IraqNational Post
Live in the House: Canada to send CF-18s to IraqOttawa Citizen
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Obama team circles wagons as Panetta hits White House on Iraq, Syria and more - Fox News Fri, 03 Oct 2014 17:35:28 GMT

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Obama team circles wagons as Panetta hits White House on Iraq, Syria and more
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The Obama administration found itself on defense Friday after former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta criticized the White House for its policies on Iraq, with the State Department and others publicly disputing his claims. Panetta chided the president's ...
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Panetta unloads on White House for pulling US forces out of Iraq - Fox News Fri, 03 Oct 2014 14:11:28 GMT

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Panetta unloads on White House for pulling US forces out of Iraq
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Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is lashing out at President Obama's inner circle for failing to secure a 2011 deal to leave U.S. troops in Iraq, effectively accusing the White House of sabotaging the talks – in turn, opening the door for the ...


Islamic State: Turkish MPs back Iraq-Syria deployment - BBC News Fri, 03 Oct 2014 10:09:05 GMT

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Islamic State: Turkish MPs back Iraq-Syria deployment
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Turkey's parliament has backed a motion that could allow its military to enter Iraq and Syria to join the campaign against Islamic State (IS) militants. The resolution - passed with a three-quarters majority - will also permit foreign troops to use ...
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Turkish parliament authorizes potential military action in Syria and IraqWashington Post
Turkey MPs back military involvement in Iraq and Syria as Isis advancesThe Guardian
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Coalition Leader Warns of Long Fight in Iraq - New York Times Sat, 04 Oct 2014 00:49:38 GMT

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Coalition Leader Warns of Long Fight in Iraq
New York Times
“When it's undertaken, the right kind of planning and preparation will have been done to make sure the outcome will favor the Iraqis,” said General Allen, a retired Marine who served in the Iraq War and was the top American commander in Afghanistan.
Battle for Iraq's Mosul could be a year away: US envoyTimes of India
Islamic State rocket launcher takes down Iraq helicopterStuff.co.nz

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Islamic State presses offensives in Iraq, Syria; defenders call for more ... - Washington Post Thu, 02 Oct 2014 22:08:37 GMT

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Islamic State presses offensives in Iraq, Syria; defenders call for more ...
Washington Post
BAGHDAD — Islamic State fighters pressed their assault on two key towns in Syria and Iraq on Thursday as defenders on both fronts prepared for possible street-by-street battles and appealed for intensified U.S.-led airstrikes, reports and witnesses said.
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Military firms likely to benefit from airstrikes in Iraq, Syria - Los Angeles Times Fri, 03 Oct 2014 15:06:21 GMT

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Military firms likely to benefit from airstrikes in Iraq, Syria
Los Angeles Times
As U.S. combat operations ended in Iraq and Afghanistan, the defense industry braced for protracted budget cuts at the Pentagon. Major contractors have laid off workers, merged with one another and slowed production lines as spending shrank and leaner ...
Military companies likely to benefit from airstrikes in Iraq, SyriaWXYZ

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Iraq War vet challenging Abed for Eaton County House seat - Lansing State Journal Sat, 04 Oct 2014 02:32:24 GMT

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Iraq War vet challenging Abed for Eaton County House seat
Lansing State Journal
GRAND LEDGE – State Rep. Theresa Abed said military veterans would be one of her top priorities if she's reelected on Nov. 4 but she's defending her seat against an Iraq War veteran who said his experience gives him special insight on the issue.