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Carter, in folksy talks, describes US military of future

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter used a speech and a wide-ranging exchange with troops on social media sites Tuesday to press his agenda for change in the military, signaling his early support for expanded maternity leave, women serving in combat jobs and greater flexibility pay, promotions and benefits. 622 more words

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David Petraeus: Use Al Qaeda Fighters to Beat ISIS

Shane Harris and Nancy A. Youssef report for The Daily Beast:

Members of al Qaeda’s branch in Syria have a surprising advocate in the corridors of American power: retired Army general and former CIA Director David Petraeus. 379 more words

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Amazon Fulfillment Center to Open in San Marcos

By Kasandra Garza
News reporter

Amazon announced plans to open its fifth Texas fulfillment center in San Marcos. The center will be 855,000 square feet, adding more than 1,000 full-time, permanent jobs to the community, said Governor Greg Abbott. 203 more words

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"Iran And The Case For Realism": The Choices We Face Are 'Often Between Greater And Lesser Evils'

Foreign policy debates rarely get away from being reflections of domestic political conflicts, but they are also usually based on unstated assumptions and unacknowledged theories. 755 more words

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Behead the Islamic State

It may have been the beheading of Khalid al-Asaad, known as Mr. Palmyra, a retired professor and protector of antiquities at Palmyra, that pushed me over the edge a few days ago, and I’ve been mulling the idea with further intensity ever since. 336 more words

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