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War Medals Reunited to CA Family Who Never Knew They Existed

War Medals Reunited to CA Family Who Never Knew They Existed
A Southern California woman who grew up knowing little of her father — a heroic casualty of World War II — is now the proud owner of his long-lost battle medals, including a Silver Star and Purple Heart.
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A Liberal's Defense of Drones

A Liberal's Defense of Drones
Civil liberties and justice are important values of America, and I do not believe in government becoming drunk on power or a president acting as king. However, President Obama and his defense team have done neither.
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Brennan Defends Drone Strikes, Even on American Citizens

Brennan Defends Drone Strikes, Even on American Citizens
CIA Director-designate John Brennan's vigorous defense of drone strikes to kill terror suspects — even American citizens — overseas is causing key lawmakers to consider lifting secrecy from what has become an important weapon in the fight against al-Qaida.
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Drone Strikes Test Legal Grounds for War on Terror

Drone Strikes Test Legal Grounds for War on Terror
President Obama, like President George W. Bush before him, has claimed that the 2001 authorization is the domestic legal basis of the authority to kill and detain not only members of al-Qaida and the Taliban in Afghanistan but also their “associated forces.”
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How a Government Report Spread a Questionable Claim About Iran

How a Government Report Spread a Questionable Claim About Iran
Several media outlets reported in January on an alarming finding from a new U.S. government study: Iran’s intelligence ministry, as CNN put it, constitutes “a terror and assassination force 30,000 strong.” We inquired with six Iran experts, and none knew of any evidence for the figure. Some said it might be in the ballpark while others questioned its plausibility.
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50 US Troops Deployed to Chad for Evacuation of American Citizens and Embassy Personnel

The evacuation of the U.S. diplomats comes in the wake of criticism of the Obama administration's handling of diplomatic security at its consulate in Benghazi, Libya. The ambassador and three other Americans were killed in a Sept. 11 attack.
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Obit: Gen. Schwarzkopf 'Stormin' Norman' was 78

A U.S. official says retired Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, who commanded the U.S.-led international coalition that drove Saddam Hussein's forces out of Kuwait in 1991, has died. A much-decorated combat soldier in Vietnam, Schwarzkopf was known popularly as "Stormin' Norman" for a notoriously explosive temper.
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Veterans’ Advocate to Congress: Reconstruct Missing War Records

Veterans’ Advocate to Congress: Reconstruct Missing War Records
The leader of a national veterans' advocacy group urged a congressional subcommittee to force the Department of Defense to immediately reconstruct — if possible — missing military field records from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Peter Sleeth
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Lost War Records: Watch The Congressional Hearing

Lost War Records: Watch The Congressional Hearing
A congressional subcommittee Tuesday plans to take up the topic of missing war records from Iraq and Afghanistan, the subject of a ProPublica-Seattle Times investigation last month.
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You Are Better Off Now Than Four Years Ago Because the Iraq War is Over

Four years ago, Barack Obama, then a U.S. Senator and Presidential candidate, promised that if elected, he would end the war in Iraq.  At its height, there were 170,000 American military personnel in Iraq, and despite the war’s growing unpopularity, in 2008 there were still 140,000 American soldiers fighting in t...
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