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Dawn: Only the Arabs can solve their identity crisis - Wolfhound45
[quote]YES, Nouri al-Maliki stubbornly refused to govern inclusively in Iraq. Yes, the rule of Syria’s Assad family has been brutal. And yes, Muammar Qadhafi left Libyans with little in the way of national institutions when he fell. But the pathologies of these leaders go only so far to explain the ...


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'American War Generals' a sobering reflection on U.S. failures in Iraq - Wolfhound45
[quote]As the U.S. escalates its campaign against jihadists in Iraq and Syria, a new documentary offers a cautionary tale about putting too much faith in technology and forgetting hard-fought lessons from the past. “American War Generals,” which airs Sunday at 8 p.m. on the National Geographic Ch...


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Petraeus: Obama Iraq plan a good starting point - Wolfhound45
[quote]DENVER — President Obama’s decision to intensify the fight against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria is a good starting point and could succeed, retired Gen. David Petraeus said Thursday. Speaking at a 9/11 commemoration in Denver, Petraeus said Obama made a forceful case for battl...


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Army Times: Women invited to apply for Ranger School - Wolfhound45
[quote]The Army is looking for female soldiers who want to volunteer to attend Ranger school. The call-out is part of the Army’s ongoing effort to determine whether and how to open combat arms military occupational specialties to women. Senior Army leaders are expected to decide in January if ...


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Was one of our more famous posters in Dallas last Tuesday night? - Wolfhound45
:popcorn: [link=(http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/09/10/why-did-a-military-style-helicopter-land-in-downtown-dallas-tuesday-evening/)]LINK[/link]...


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CNN Politics - Glenn Beck: Hillary Clinton 'will be the next president' - Wolfhound45
[quote]WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Glenn Beck may not want to vote for Hillary Clinton, but he is convinced that she will win the presidency in 2016. Beck, the conservative radio and television host, used part of his radio show on Tuesday to talk about the prospect of Clinton running for president and wh...


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CNN - Seat recline fight diverts another flight - Wolfhound45
Those angry skies... [quote](CNN) -- Another day, another fight about reclining seats on a U.S. airline flight. In the third serious airline legroom incident in two weeks, an angry passenger caused yet another flight to divert Monday night. Delta Air Lines Flight 2370 from New York's LaGu...


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Military Times: Obama calls on other nations to fight Islamic State - Wolfhound45
[quote]President Obama on Thursday shunted aside speculation that he will soon expand the U.S. bombing campaign against Islamic extremists into Syria, saying the military mission for now will remain focused on Iraq. “The options that I’m asking for from the Joint Chiefs focus primarily on making ...


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Rep. Hunter: Islamic State just 'guys in pajamas,' not an 'existential threat' - Wolfhound45
[quote]WASHINGTON — A GOP House member who served in Iraq says the Islamic State is not an “existential threat” to the United States, striking a different tone than other Republicans. As the violent Sunni extremist group continues to slaughter minority populations in northern Iraq and hold a larg...


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Army Times: One-third of domestic violence victims in active-duty military.... - Wolfhound45
[b]families are men[/b] [quote]Army Special Forces Sgt. Casey Gray clearly recalls the day when his fiancée turned violent. Gray was severely injured in a helicopter crash in early 2011 and was recuperating at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio. He was in a wheelchair, with his arm in a...


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Army Times: Two-star general demoted for lack of attention to sex assault case - Wolfhound45
[quote]A two-star general has been demoted to one star and will retire after he received punishment for failing to pursue a sex assault claim in his command, the Army announced Wednesday. Maj. Gen. Michael T. Harrison, former commander of U.S. Army Japan, will retire as a brigadier general, accor...


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Hypothetical - MLK Jr is not Murdered on April 4th, 1968 - Wolfhound45
[img]https://westernmacwsesquicentennial.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/tumblr_lnwla476dt1qmwb21o1_500.jpg[/img] Either he is wounded and survives or the assassin misses. In either scenarios Dr. King lives to a ripe old age and dies peacefully in his sleep. What is the state of race relations in ...


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Army Times - U.S. officials: Military mulling more troops to Iraq - Wolfhound45
[quote]WASHINGTON — American fighter jets and drones continued to pound Islamic State militants in Iraq Wednesday, and military planners weighed the possibility of sending a small number of additional U.S. troops to Baghdad, U.S. officials said, even as the insurgents threatened to kill a second Ame...


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Army Times Report: Bergdahl's platoon mates seek book, movie deal - Wolfhound45
[quote]Six former platoon mates of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who spent nearly five years as a Taliban captive in Afghanistan, are shopping proposals for a book and movie that is sharply critical of him, Yahoo News is reporting. Bergdahl is now being questioned by the Army concerning the mysterious...


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CNN - Hillary Clinton pummels Obama foreign policy - Wolfhound45
[quote](CNN) -- Yes, Hillary Clinton is running for president, and she is running away from President Barack Obama's record on foreign policy. That's a very clear message from the interview just published in The Atlantic in which she drew sharp distinctions between her view of America's role in ...


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Tom Ricks: A letter from a major fired by the Army - Wolfhound45
[quote]My name is Major Charles V. Slider III and I am currently stationed at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. I am an African-American armor officer, proud father, and husband and graduate of Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri. I was selected for the recently convened Officer Separation Boards...


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Military Times: Why Obama's campaign in Iraq could require 15,000 troops - Wolfhound45
[quote]President Obama says it all the time – no combat troops will return to Iraq. But many experts believe it will be extremely hard to achieve Obama’s newly expanded military mission there without more Americans on the ground. “I think the slippery slope analogy is the right one for Iraq ri...


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CNN Exclusive - New leaker disclosing U.S. secrets, government concludes - Wolfhound45
[quote](CNN) -- The federal government has concluded there's a new leaker exposing national security documents in the aftermath of surveillance disclosures by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, U.S. officials tell CNN. Proof of the newest leak comes from national security documents that forme...


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Ken Tanaka Presents - What Kind of Asian Are You? - Wolfhound45
Because we need some levity on this board. [link=(http://youtu.be/DWynJkN5HbQ)]LINK[/link] :cheers:...


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Army Times - General to question Bergdahl about his disappearance - Wolfhound45
[quote]WASHINGTON — Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was released in a prisoner swap with the Taliban two months ago, will meet next week with the senior Army officer investigating the circumstances of his capture in Afghanistan, his lawyer said Wednesday. Bergdahl, who spent five years in captivity,...


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