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Transporting Guard soldiers, equipment is no easy task

Minnesota National Guard soldiers charged with transporting thousands of soldiers and their equipment have already been working for more than half a year on logistics for the upcoming deployment by the First Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division to Kuwait.

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Document U.S. Army Captain Is Suing Obama Over Legality Of The War Against ISIS
Capt. Nathan Michael Smith, who is currently on active duty in Kuwait, says he is concerned that an "illegal" war "forces him to violate his oath to 'preserve, protect and defend' the Constitution."
Document U.S. Mission In Iraq Called Into Question After Death Of Service Member
NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Fred Kaplan of Slate about the American mission in Iraq. President Obama vowed the U.S. would not have a combat role when he sent American forces back to Iraq to fight ISIS.
Document U.S. Service Member Killed As ISIS Attacks Iraqi Kurdish Forces
An American service member was killed on Tuesday after an ISIS attack broke through Iraqi Kurdish defensive lines north of the city of Mosul. Kurdish Peshmerga troops also were killed and wounded. The U.S. responded with air support to beat back the attack, but fighting continued in an offensive the U.S. says was an attempt by ISIS to "show its teeth."
Document U.S. Navy SEAL Is Killed In ISIS Attack In Northern Iraq
The SEAL died after ISIS fighters broke through Kurdish defensive lines with a complex attack involving car or truck bombs and subsequent infantry-style raids, Defense Department officials say.
Document In Iraq, Sectarian Militias Threaten To Distract From Fight Against ISIS
NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with intelligence expert Derek Harvey about what recent instability in Baghdad means for the United States.

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