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Top U.S. General: Many Iraqis Believe Washington Aiding Islamic State

The general in charge of U.S. special operations forces in Iraq for the past six months says Washington's information campaign in the Middle East is so inadequate that many Iraqi troops believe American forces are secretly supplying the Islamic State — potentially leaving U.S. forces vulnerable to reprisal attacks from their nominal allies in the fight against the militants.

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Short legs, short arms: Refuelers may be the weakest link in American air power

A new article by Peter Singer and Cmdr. Greg Knepper warns that aerial refueling tankers are becoming the greatest point of vulnerability in the projection of American air power.

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