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Jeh Johnson, drone court “skeptic,” argues targeted killing best left to military

foreignpolicy.com — Jeh Johnson, drone court "skeptic," argues targeted killing best left to military " | Foreign Policy | the Global Magazine of News and Ideas

U.S., wreck hunters race to find WWII planes

sfgate.com — The Pentagon still hopes to recover him. [...] it considers his jungle crash site a sacred place - and the last known clue to finding him. Driven largely by wealthy American collectors, interest in such "warbirds" has grown into a multimillion-dollar frenzy that rivals the most feverish art trend or real estate boom, according to interviews with dozens of collectors, aircraft restorers, museum curators, and government officials.

Restoring Focus on the Nuclear Mission

carnegie-mec.org — Following a series of nuclear-weapon handling mistakes and personnel problems, senior U.S. officials have acknowledged that the United States has lost focus on the nuclear mission. The U.S. Department of Defense is now engaged in a comprehensive effort to restore standards. What were the underlying problems? How is the Department of Defense planning to solve them?

Why We Have to Worry About ISIS South of the Border

thefiscaltimes.com — A top US commander warns Caribbean and South American countries are unable to track 100 foreign fighters that could return from Syria. With little ability to track and monitor foreign fighters when they return, it would be relatively easy for those fighters to "walk" north to the U.S.

US Military Concerned ISIS Fighters Returning to Caribbean Could Reach Border

defenseone.com — The war in Syria has attracted roughly 100 foreign fighters from the Caribbean who could easily make their way to the United States said the top U.S. military commander for the southern hemisphere. Kevin Baron is executive editor of Defense One.

US Military Reveals Massive Plan To Attack, Retake Mosul From Islamic State

defenseone.com — U.S. forces are amassing and training 20,000 to 25,000 Iraqi and Kurdish forces in preparation for a spring attack to retake Mosul, Iraq from an estimated 1,000 to 2,000 fighters of the Islamic State, or ISIS. Kevin Baron is executive editor of Defense One.

Jordan’s Revenge and the Arab World’s ISIS Awakening

thefiscaltimes.com — This is the moment the Pentagon hasbeen waiting for. All those years of "building partner capacity," to train, equip, fund, strengthen and professionalize the militaries of Middle East dictators and kingdoms, are about to pay off. The unthinkable immolation of Jordanian pilot First Lt.

Jordan’s Retaliation Is the Real Arab Awakening the Pentagon Has Been Waiting For

defenseone.com — This is the moment the Pentagon has been waiting for. All those years of "building partner capacity," to train, equip, fund, strengthen and professionalize the militaries of Middle East dictators and kingdoms, are about to pay off. Kevin Baron is executive editor of Defense One.

Pentagon sees training allies as its greatest hope

stripes.com — In an old rock quarry in Jordan, a sprawling $200 million state-of-the-art special operations training center has risen over 25 square kilometers. It is a hub for the elite troops of the world's militaries, including Americans, Iraqis and Afghans, to learn cutting edge counterterrorism techniques.

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Apr 26, 2015

This journalism. My friend Joe gets beat by police at protest. Cop also down. Gets up, hopes cop ok, keeps shooting twitter.com/jmgpix/status/…

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RT @jmgpix: There was one @BaltimorePolice officer down. Hope he's ok. It was no joke out there tnght.

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Bloodys, Ben's Chili Bowl, and biscuits n gravy at cnn's Political Hangover brunch instagram.com/p/18bg6RDWdf/

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Fun evening with old and new friends at the #WHCD and @msnbc after party. One... more... brunch #rubseyes pic.twitter.com/JNkeiNDUW0

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