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Situation Report: Exclusive: Hillary’s think tankers; Pentagon’s ISIS war plan on the table; spy planes for Iceland; Russia stands up new tank units; Iran goes shopping; and lots more

By Paul McLeary with Adam Rawnsley Pushing paper. Somewhere, right now, a policy analyst is probably hard at work thinking through a difficult or obscure ...

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Situation Report: Extra lines in the budget; intel chiefs grim assessment; more on U.S. deployment in Helmand; North Korea blowing up its own rockets; and lots more

By Paul Mcleary with Adam Rawnsley Last shot. Now that President Barack Obama has submitted his last federal budget to Congress, we know for sure ...

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Situation Report: U.S. troops heading to Helmand; Canadian commandos going to Iraq; Egyptian Foreign Minister dishes to FP; defense budget coming Tuesday; Assad’s executioners; and lots more

By Paul McLeary with Adam Rawnsley Helmand surge. By the end of the month, there’ll be several hundred more U.S. soldiers stationed in the embattled ...

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How Assad’s Prisoners Die

A new report released by U.N. investigators documents atrocities that took place in Syrian government prisons.

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Situation Report: North Korea goes for it; Beijing upset over possible American missile defense system; the politics of defense; Syria keeps falling apart; building walls in the Middle East; Bergdahl is angry; and lots more

By Paul McLeary with Adam Rawnsley 3-2-1. The big news over the weekend was North Korea’s long-range rocket launch which it claimed put a satellite ...

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Situation Report: General wants U.S. troops closer to the fight in Afghanistan; gadgets to monitor Iran’s nukes; Libya decision hanging over Washington; Saudi is up for a fight in Syria; big price tags for the Pentagon’s nukes; and lots more

By Paul McLeary with Adam Rawnsley More, more, more. Placing American commandos in Afghan army units and allowing forward air controllers to move closer to ...

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Situation Report: Syria peace talks on skids; U.S. Navy’s new ship-killing missile; Obama pressured on Libya as ISIS recruits flock to the country; Iraq building walls, cutting wireless; plenty of new budget news; and lots more

By Paul McLeary with Adam Rawnsley Walk away. The United Nations has formally suspended the faltering peace talks between the Syrian government and a coalition ...

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