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Apr 7, 2015 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

(Reuters) - Iraqi forensic teams began on Monday excavating 12 suspected mass grave sites thought to hold the corpses of as many as 1,700 soldiers massacred last summer by Islamic State militants as they swept across northern Iraq. The mass killings last June of Shi'ite soldiers from Camp Speicher, a former U.S. base outside the Sunni ...

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Apr 6, 2015 No Comments ›› Chavia

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Apr 6, 2015 No Comments ›› Chavia

Via Catherine Herridge: Al Qaeda's Yemen affiliate is expanding its footprint amid the chaos in the country and now providing guidance to the Somalia terror group that claimed responsibility for last week's deadly terror attack at a university, an intelligence source told Fox News. The warning underscores the growing threat posed by Al Qaeda in Yemen ...

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Apr 6, 2015 No Comments ›› Chavia

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Apr 5, 2015 No Comments ›› Spit Stixx

BAGHDAD (AP) — Islamic State extremists at Iraq's ancient city of Hatra destroyed the archaeological site by smashing sledgehammers into its walls and shooting Kalashnikov assault rifles at priceless statues, a new militant video purportedly from the group shows. Militants attacked Hatra, a UNESCO World Heritage site, last month, officials and local residents said, though the ...

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Apr 5, 2015 No Comments ›› Chavia

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Tehran Stock Exchange has rallied after world powers clinched a nuclear framework agreement with Tehran, reflecting hopes that some crippling international sanctions could soon be lifted. The official IRNA news agency says the Tehran Stock Exchange index rose 6.9 percent over two days. The agency says the index improved by 4,535 ...

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Apr 5, 2015 No Comments ›› Chavia

Via LA TIMES: Trying to fashion a shield against a sneak missile attack, military planners gambled on costly projects that flopped, leaving a hole in U.S. homeland defense. Leaders of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency were effusive about the new technology. It was the most powerful radar of its kind in the world, they told Congress. So powerful ...

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Apr 5, 2015 No Comments ›› Chavia

Via FOX NEWS: California Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff said Sunday that Al Qaeda is having a “resurgence.” "In Yemen the news is really all bad," Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, told ABC's "This Week." "Just as we feared in the chaos ... Al Qaeda has had a resurgence." The Al Qaeda ...

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Apr 5, 2015 No Comments ›› Chavia

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Apr 2, 2015 No Comments ›› Chavia

Via THE BLAZE: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent a very blunt message to President Barack Obama Thursday following the announcement of a tentative deal with Iran aimed at curbing the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program. Netanyahu told the president that the current framework would threaten the survival of Israel, according to the prime minister’s spokesman Mark Regev. PM ...

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Apr 2, 2015 No Comments ›› Chavia

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Apr 2, 2015 No Comments ›› Chavia

WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — President Barack Obama says that every path Iran had to develop a nuclear weapon will be cut off after a tentative nuclear deal was reached. On Thursday, the United States, Iran and five other world powers announced an understanding outlining limits on Iran’s nuclear program so it cannot lead to atomic weapons, directing ...

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Apr 2, 2015 No Comments ›› Chavia

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The Army is "only generating enough readiness for immediate consumption" while grappling with cuts that have left only a third of the service's brigades ready, the chief of staff said Wednesday. "It's incumbent on all of us to understand that further reductions simply will put us into a place we simply cannot go," ...

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Apr 2, 2015 No Comments ›› Chavia

Via Israel Hayom: David’s Sling is designed to intercept medium- to long-range rockets and cruise missiles, fired at ranges of 40 kilometers (24.85 miles) to 300 kilometers (186.4 miles). Once operational it would provide an important tool in protecting Israel against Hezbollah. Together with the Iron Dome and Arrow ...

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Apr 1, 2015 No Comments ›› Chavia

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Apr 1, 2015 No Comments ›› Chavia

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Apr 1, 2015 No Comments ›› Chavia

A handout picture released by the White House on April 1, 2015 shows President Obama and Vice President Biden, with the national security team, participating in a secure video teleconference from the Situation Room of the White House on March 31, 2015, with Secretary of State John Kerry, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and the U.S. ...

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Apr 1, 2015 No Comments ›› Chavia

Via FOX NEWS: Iraq's defense minister said security forces have achieved a "magnificent victory" over Islamic State fighters in Tikrit Wednesday, but a senior defense official told Fox News that the fighting is “block to block, especially in the northern part of Tikrit where ISIS still has fighters.” Khalid al-Obeidi said Wednesday that security forces have "accomplished ...

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Apr 1, 2015 No Comments ›› Chavia

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Mar 31, 2015 No Comments ›› Chavia

Via AP: President Barack Obama on Tuesday released military aid to Egypt that was suspended after the 2013 overthrow of the government, in an effort to boost Cairo's ability to combat the extremist threat in the region. The White House said Obama notified Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi in a phone call Tuesday that the U.S. would be ...

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Mar 31, 2015 No Comments ›› Chavia

Via Sydney Morning Herald: A Russian geopolitical analyst says the best way to attack the United States is to detonate nuclear weapons to trigger a supervolcano at Yellowstone National Park or along the San Andreas fault line on California's coast. The president of the Academy of Geopolitical Problems based in Moscow, Konstantin Sivkov said in an article ...

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Mar 31, 2015 No Comments ›› Chavia

Washington (CNN) An Iranian military observation aircraft flew within 50 yards of an armed U.S. Navy helicopter over the Persian Gulf this month, sparking concern that top Iranian commanders might not be in full control of local forces, CNN has learned. The incident, which has not been publicly disclosed, troubled U.S. military officials because the unsafe ...

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Mar 31, 2015 No Comments ›› Chavia

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Mar 31, 2015 No Comments ›› Pat Dollard

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday the framework Iranian nuclear agreement being sought by international negotiators will leave Iran with the capability to develop a nuclear weapon in under a year. For nearly a week, the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China have been trying to break an impasse ...

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Mar 30, 2015 No Comments ›› Chavia

Via FOX NEWS: The black-clad graduates listened intently as speakers inspired them to change the world, but instead of caps and gowns, they wore masks and fatigues, and in place of diplomas, they clutched AK-47s. Photos tweeted out from the Islamic State in Syria in the last few days showed the terror group's latest “graduating class,” which ...

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