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US Politics & Gov't

Rachel Maddow Is Repulsed At Congress For Taking A Bajillion Days Off While New War Is Launched (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: media, Rachel Maddow, Americans, congress, politics, government, elections, ethics, dishonesty, war, military, troops, news, corruption )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Rachel Maddow has already torn into Congress over its handling of the conflict in Iraq and Syria, but a new move by the House and Senate has pushed the MSNBC host over the edge.
Iraq PM Says Foreign Ground Troops Not Necessary In Fight Against ISIS
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Iraq, U.S., military, troops, terrorism, ISIS, government, politics, news, freedoms )

Carrie
- 4 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Iraq's prime minister strongly rejected the idea of the U.S. or other nations sending ground forces to his country to help fight the Islamic State group, saying Wednesday that foreign troops are "out of the question."
ISIS Releases Video Threatening To Attack U.S. Troops In Iraq (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: ISIS, war, violence, military, troops, terrorism, government, politics, media )

Carrie
- 4 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
The militant Islamic State group has released a video warning the United States that fighters await it in Iraq if President Barack Obama sends troops there, as he and his top general said may happen.
Top US General Won't Rule Out Ground Troops to Fight Islamic State Militants
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, U.S., military, troops, ISIL, government, ethics, news, terrorism )

Carrie
- 5 days ago - rawstory.com
The most senior U.S. military officer raised the possibility on Tuesday that U.S. troops might need to take on a larger ground role as they fend off Islamic State militants in Iraq, but the White House stressed there would be no combat mission for U.S....
Europe Wants U.S. To Do Dirty Work Against ISIS
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Europe, U.S., ISIL, terrorism, military, government, politics, ethics, dishonesty, troops, freedoms, news )

Carrie
- 5 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Residents in a number of European countries strongly support the American air strikes that have been launched in Iraq, but are much less supportive of their own nations taking the same action, a new YouGov poll finds.
The Speech Obama Didn't Want to Give
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: ISIL, Iraq, Syria, Americans, US, Obama, speech, troops, military, government, ethics, war, terrorism )

Carrie
- 11 days ago - politico.com
This was the speech President Barack Obama never thought he'd have to give. Standing in front of the cameras in prime-time, Obama -- the man who won the White House in part due to his opposition to the Iraq War -- prepared the country to get even more...
Iraq Accuses IS of Yazidi Atrocity
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Iraq, Yazidi, IS, Muslims, murdr, abuse, corruption, cover-up, crime, democrats, ethics, freedoms, obama, terrorism, usa, war, troops )

Ge
- 42 days ago - news24.com
Islamic State militants have killed hundreds of Iraq's minority Yazidis, burying some alive and taking women as slaves, an Iraqi government minister said on Sunday, as US warplanes again bombed the insurgents.
DELUSIONAL AND JUST WRONG: Cheney: Iraq Invasion Was the 'Absolute Right Thing to Do'
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, foreign policy, invasion of Iraq, Dick cheney, delusional thinking, warmonger, warmongers, bushadministration, bush, corruption, military, news, u.s., troops, government )

Cal
- 68 days ago - politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com
Former Vice President Dick Cheney defended the Bush Administration's decision to invade Iraq more than a decade ago on Monday, saying, "I believed in it then. I look back on it now - it was absolutely the right thing to do."
No New U.S. War in Iraq! ACTION US
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: war, Iraq, Obama, congress, government, troops )

Nancy
- 101 days ago - petitions.moveon.org
President Obama should resist calls for direct U.S. military action in Iraq, including airstrikes.
Bergdahl Was in Unit Known for Its Troubles
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Army investigation, Pentagon, ethics, Afghanistan, Bowe Bergdahl, military, troops, ethics, war )

Carrie
- 105 days ago - nytimes.com
An internal Army investigation into the episode concluded that the platoon suffered from lapses in discipline and security in the period before Sergeant Bergdahl disappeared into Paktika Province, two officials briefed on the report said.
Why Was the FBI Investigating Michael Hastings' Reporting on Bowe Bergdahl?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: FBI, Michael Hastings, media, news, military, troops, government, ethics )

Carrie
- 109 days ago - news.vice.com
'The FBI says Hastings was not a target of their investigation but his reporting was. How do you investigate someone's reporting without investigating them?'
Mixed Reaction to Bergdahl's Recovery By Service Members Who Consider Him a Deserter (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: troops, military, POW, ethics, Americans, hero, traitor, government, ethics, crime, news )

Carrie
- 111 days ago - washingtonpost.com
Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's recovery after five years in captivity has rekindled anger among some of his military peers over how he came to fall into enemy hands and the price the United States has paid to get him back.
Why The Five Taliban Detainees Had To Be Released Soon, No Matter What
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Afghanistan, politics, government, congress, republicans, conservatives, media, war, military, troops )

Carrie
- 111 days ago - thinkprogress.org
Less than 48 hours after securing the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in exchange for 5 Taliban detainees held at Guantanamo, Republicans in Congress & conservative media began attacking the deal. In doing so, they are refusing to accept the reality of...
Why There Are So Few POWs From Today's Wars
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: war, Americans, military, troops, technology, goodnews )

Carrie
- 112 days ago - theatlantic.com
With MIA and POW figures in the single digits (compared, for example, to almost 8,000 from the Korean War) Iraq and Afghanistan reflect a historic change in America's ability to rapidly locate missing military personnel."
Bowe Bergdahl, American Soldier, Freed By Taliban in Prisoner Trade (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, war, Afghan War, Guantanamo, government, military, troops, politics, news )

Carrie
- 112 days ago - nytimes.com
Sergeant Bergdahl, the lone American prisoner of war from the Afghan conflict, has been released in exchange for five Taliban prisoners at Guantánamo Bay.
 

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