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  • Islamic State 'beyond anything we've seen,' Hagel says
    Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel describes a failed U.S. mission into northern Syria earlier this summer to rescue Americans believed held there as "flawless" despite not recovering the hostages.August 22, 2014
  • Perry says ground troops must be an option against Iraq militants
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry, just days after being indicted for alleged abuse of power, has set himself apart from other GOP presidential wannabes in a another way -- by announcing that he's willing to send U.S. ground forces back to Iraq.August 22, 2014
  • When soldiers suffer from 'moral injury'
    The VA Medical Center in Minneapolis is researching "moral injury" - the wounds soldiers return with when they've done something, or failed to stop something, that violates their moral code.The Daily Circuit, August 21, 2014
  • U.S. forces tried to rescue Foley, other hostages in Syria
    White House national security official Lisa Monaco said in her statement that the president had authorized the unsuccessful operation.August 20, 2014
  • Tension eases in Ferguson after police shooting
    We discuss the latest out of Ferguson and what it means for national race relations and law enforcement.The Daily Circuit, August 14, 2014
  • Obama: US to end aid drops in Iraq, but airstrikes to continue
    The president said thousands of people had been safely evacuated from Mount Sinjar and that the majority of U.S. personnel involved in the rescue and relief operation would be leaving Iraq within a few days.August 14, 2014
  • Chaotic scene captured in Ferguson, Mo.
    Residents in Ferguson, Mo., have complained about what they called a heavy-handed police presence that began with the use of dogs for crowd control soon after Brown's shooting -- a tactic that for some invoked the specter of civil rights protests a half-century ago.August 14, 2014
  • Protests turn violent in St. Louis suburb
    Residents in Ferguson have complained about what they called a heavy-handed police presence that began with the use of dogs for crowd control soon after Brown's shooting -- a tactic that for some invoked the specter of civil rights protests a half-century ago.August 14, 2014
  • Iraqi helicopter reportedly crashes carrying refugees off mountain
    Several people were reportedly injured when an Iraqi aid helicopter crashed while trying to take people off of a mountain where they had been trapped by fighters loyal to extremist group the Islamic State.August 12, 2014
  • Russia sends large aid convoy toward a wary Ukraine
    Russia says the trucks are bringing 2,000 tons of humanitarian aid to an area that's been torn by fighting. But Ukrainian leaders worry the convoy might conceal a military operation.August 12, 2014
  • US sending arms to Kurds in Iraq
    The weapons appeared to be coming through intelligence agencies covertly and not through regular Defense Department channels.August 11, 2014
  • Israel, Hamas agree to more talks as truce appears to hold
    A 72-hour truce, mediated by Egypt, between Israel and Hamas that began shortly after midnight today appeared to hold but the two sides seemed no closer to a settlement to end the fighting in the Gaza Strip that has left nearly 2,000 Palestinians, mostly civilians, and 67 Israelis, mostly soldiers, dead.August 11, 2014
  • Israel, Hamas accept Egyptian cease-fire proposal
    Israel and the Hamas militant group accepted an Egyptian cease-fire proposal Sunday, clearing the way for the resumption of talks on a long-term truce to end a month of heavy fighting in the Gaza Strip that has taken nearly 2,000 lives.August 10, 2014
  • Ukraine rebels reportedly make cease-fire offer
    Karoun Demirjian, reporting for NPR from St. Petersburg, Russia, says the cease-fire offer comes during a week when Russian officials called for humanitarian intervention in eastern Ukraine - something Ukraine's government says is unnecessary.August 9, 2014
  • Obama: Airstrikes have destroyed arms, equipment
    The president said humanitarian efforts continue to airdrop food and water to persecuted religious minorities stranded on a mountaintop, and he said planning was underway for how to get them down.August 9, 2014

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