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BREAKING: Ebola Scare at Pentagon; Parking Lot, Entrance Closed

defenseone.com — Fearing possible case of Ebola at the Pentagon, officials have shut down a parking lot and building entrance here after a woman was found "ill and vomiting" Friday morning in the Pentagon parking lot. Kevin Baron is executive editor of Defense One.

Obama Has a Strategy for the Islamic State But He Better Have a Plan B

defenseone.com — "This is our strategy." Author Kevin Baron is executive editor of Defense One. A 15-year veteran of Washington's defense, national security and foreign affairs scene, Baron has covered the military, the Pentagon, Congress and politics for Foreign Policy, National Journal, Stars and Stripes, the Boston Globe's Washington bureau, ...

Bombing ISIS Is Just a First Step Hagel Says

thefiscaltimes.com — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the IslamicState group (ISIS or ISIL) is "beyond just a terrorist group," and has become a 9/11-level threat to the United States, but the U.S. military's mission to defeat them will remain limited - for now. "ISIL is as sophisticated and well-funded as any group that we have seen.

Journalist Steven Sotloff Beheaded

defenseone.com — American journalist Steven Sotloff has been executed and beheaded by the Islamic State group, according to a new video posted on Monday. Author Kevin Baron is executive editor of Defense One. A 15-year veteran of Washington's defense, national security and foreign affairs scene, Baron has covered the military, the Pentagon, Congress and politics for Foreign Policy, National Journal, Stars and Stripes, the Boston Globe's Washington bureau, ...

Is There a Plan to Attack In Syria Or Not?

defenseone.com — So, to recap, there is no U.S. plan to strike the Islamic State or any other targets inside Syria because the Pentagon is still drawing them up, except that the Pentagon and the president have been reviewing military plans of attack for a while. Author Kevin Baron is executive editor of Defense One.

Obama: 'We Don’t Have a Strategy Yet'

defenseone.com — President Barack Obama said he has asked Pentagon leaders for additional strike options on the Islamic State group, but cautioned that he is still consulting with his National Security Council and Congress to develop a strategy for defeating the terrorist group across Iraq and Syria. Author Kevin Baron is executive editor of Defense One.

Mother of Kidnapped Journalist Sotloff Pleads to Baghdadi for Son’s Life

defenseone.com — The mother of American journalist Steven Sotloff issued a somber plea to the Islamic State to spare his life, as U.S. airstrikes continue to defy the terrorist group's warnings they would kill Sotloff next. Author Kevin Baron is executive editor of Defense One.

Airstrikes Not Enough to Defeat ISIL, Hagel Says

defenseone.com — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the Islamic State group is "beyond just a terrorist group," and has become a 9/11-level threat to the United States, but the U.S. military's mission to defeat them will remain limited - for now. Author Kevin Baron is executive editor of Defense One.

The Number of Foreign Fighters in Syria Now Exceeds 12,000 and Rising

nti.org — ASPEN, Colo. -- Syria is now the "predominant battleground for extremists" plotting to attack the United States, as the number of foreign fighters now has exceeded 12,000 and is rising rapidly, the United States counterterrorism chief said on Friday.

The Number of Foreign Fighters in Syria Now Exceeds 12,000 and Rising

defenseone.com — ASPEN, Colo. - Syria is now the "predominant battleground for extremists" plotting to attack the United States, as the number of foreign fighters now has exceeded 12,000 and is rising rapidly, the United States counterterrorism chief said on Friday. Author Kevin Baron is executive editor of Defense One.
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