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Obama faces difficult decisions as airstrikes continue in Iraq

By Susan Crabtree | 08/20/14 05:00 AM

Obama faces difficult decisions as airstrikes continue in Iraq

After withdrawing U.S. forces from Iraq in 2011, Obama now must decide whether to stretch the limited rationales he's given for airstrikes or pull back and risk allowing fighters with the Islamic State to secure more territory.
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White House: If true, video of journalist beheading by Islamic State 'appalling'

White House: If true, video of journalist beheading by Islamic State 'appalling'

By Susan Crabtree | 08/19/14 06:46 PM

The video claims to show the execution of James Foley, an American photojournalist who went missing while covering Syria's civil war.
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Israeli-US relations tested once again in Gaza war

Israeli-US relations tested once again in Gaza war

By ARON HELLER | 08/20/14 02:23 AM

JERUSALEM (AP) — When Israel completes its damage assessment from its latest war with Hamas, it may conclude that one of the biggest casualties was its all-important relationship with the United States. A recent American decision to hold back on the delivery of advanced Hellfire missiles...
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