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Situation Report: Russia warns Turkey, shifts forces; second Russian pilot rescued; big Kunduz briefing coming today; former DoD official speaks out; Brits looking for Russian sub; and lots more

By Paul McLeary with Adam Rawnsley Seventeen seconds. That’s how long Turkish officials say a Russian Su-24 airplane was over Turkish airspace before one of ...

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Situation Report: Turkey downs Russian jet; the Dutch and Brits mull striking Syria; details of the U.S. role in the Saudi bombing campaign in Yemen; U.S. Special Ops arrive in Ukraine; and lots more

By Paul McLeary with Adam Rawnsley BREAKING: Turkey shot down a Russian jet it says violated Turkish airspace on Tuesday, after Turkish officials say they ...

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Situation Report: New docs detail failures to stop war in the Balkans; Kunduz report could come this week; Congress looking into allegations of Pentagon cooking the books; ISIS in terror war with al Qaeda; Putin to Iran; and lots more

By Paul McLeary with Adam Rawnsley The past is never past. Somewhere around 100,000 people died during the war between Bosnian, Serb, and Croatian factions ...

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Situation Report: Congress investigating Centcom; terror in Mali; Pentagon worried about data manipulation; SecDef’s personnel problem; new rules for Syria fight?; Senate moves on DoD nominations; and lots more

By Paul McLeary with Adam Rawnsley Centcom under investigation. Several powerful lawmakers are launching an investigation into whether senior military officials at the U.S. Central ...

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Clinton Promises a More Hawkish Approach to Islamic State Than Obama

Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton outlined her plans to defeat the Islamic State in a Thursday speech that both defended the Obama administration's current strategy against the militant group -- and proposed a range of hawkish military actions the president has long refused.

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Situation Report: Can the U.S. and Russia form an alliance over Syria; the French way of war; Syrian hospitals in the crosshairs; what Sinjar has hidden; U.S. bombers to Australia; Russian artillery in Syria; and lots more

By Paul McLeary with Adam Rawnsley Bridging the gap. French President Francois Hollande may be preparing to shuttle between Washington and Moscow next week, but ...

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Obama Vows to Veto Syrian Refugee Bill

The White House announced on Wednesday it will veto a Republican bill that will impose stricter requirements for refugees entering the United States from Syria. The bill, scheduled for a vote in the House on Thursday, wouldn’t provide any additional security and would “create significant delays and obstacles in the fulfillment of a vital program that satisfies both humanitarian and national security objectives," said the White House in a statement.

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Wednesday’s Craziest Ideas for Dealing With Syrian Refugees

A small town Virginia mayor invokes Japanese internment during World War II to argue against Syrian refugees.


Hours After French Raids, Fate of Mastermind Still Unknown

Two people were killed and seven arrested in a pre-dawn raid in a northern suburb of Paris. Whether attacks mastermind Abdelhamid Abaaoud was among them is still unknown.

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Situation Report: Following the ISIS money trail; militant families fleeing Raqqa; new front in the Syrian war; hacking unhackable apps; Turkey border ops in the works; the French are coming; and lots, lots more

By Paul McLeary with Adam Rawnsley The taxman. American and allied bombing raids may have succeeded in taking the largest Islamic State-controlled oil fields in ...

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