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"A New Round Of Conservative Complaints": Even A Response To Ebola Can Apparently Be Politicized

President Obama traveled to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta this week to unveil an ambitious U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in Africa, including money, materials, and military and health personnel. 549 more words



The Washington Post – Flashes of disagreement over how to fight the Islamic State are mounting between President Obama and U.S. military leaders, the latest sign of strain… 256 more words

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San Diego school police to return military vehicle

SAN DIEGO – San Diego’s school district plans to return a military surplus vehicle obtained by its police department after negative reaction.

San Diego Unified School District Superintendent Cindy Marten said in a statement Thursday night that some members of the community are uncomfortable with the armoured personnel carrier and that makes school officials uncomfortable. 95 more words


Obama plans to tightly control strikes on Syria

By Julian E. Barnes and Carol E. Lee
The Wall Street Journal

WASHINGTON — The U.S. military campaign against Islamist militants in Syria is being designed to allow President Barack Obama to exert a high degree of personal control, going so far as to require that the military obtain presidential sign-off for strikes in Syrian territory, officials said. 334 more words

Wednesday Reads: Yummy Socks and Boots on the Ground

Good Morning

It has been crazy the last couple of days here in Banjoville. So today’s post will be a quick round-up of the headlines making news this morning, with a few odd bits thrown in for fun. 3,196 more words

Morning Reads

How many wars is the US fighting right now?

The White House spent much of last week trying to figure out if the word “war” was the right one to describe its military actions against the Islamic State. 1,489 more words

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Senate: China Hacked Several US Military Contractor Networks

WASHINGTON — Senate investigators are blaming China for nearly two dozen successful hacker break-ins of computer networks belonging to Pentagon contractors.

A yearlong investigation announced Wednesday by the Senate Armed Services Committee identified at least 50 intrusions since 2012 against unspecified contractors working for the U.S. 104 more words