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A ‘Military Vote’ That Doesn’t Really Exist

nationaljournal.com — Myth 1: Pres­id­ent Obama will win the mil­it­ary vote be­cause Osama bin Laden was killed un­der his com­mand. Myth 2: Mitt Rom­ney will win the mil­it­ary vote be­cause he wants to build up the armed forces to be "so strong no one would ever think to chal­lenge [them]."

Louisiana wants the National Guard, not VIPs; Trump’s “dangerous” view of intel; Twitter deletes ISIS; Putin in Crimea; And a bit more.

defenseone.com — Massive Nat'l Guard response at Louisiana flood. Nearly 3,700 Louisiana National Guardsmen are helping recovery efforts for the worst U.S. disaster since Hurricane Sandy after more than 31 inches of rain fell in just 15 hours-turning more than 20 parishes into declared disaster areas, CNN reports.

Assad bombs US-backed Kurds in Syria; Missile-stopping lasers; “Napalm-like” bombs in Aleppo; Shabaab’s new leader dead?; Trench warfare in Ukraine; And a bit more. - Defense One

defenseone.com — In another alleged first for Syria's war, Assad jets bombed YPG facilities in northeastern Syria, Kurdish news and Reuters report this morning from an attack that so far has reportedly killed one civilian and injured two-dozen others.

Pentagon silent on Syria

stripes.com — WASHINGTON - Just two days after Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton dismissed a reporter probing why the U.S. had not called for Syrian President Bashar Assad to quit, the White House did just that. President Barack Obama on Thursday demanded Assad "step aside" after months of brutal violence against pro-democracy protestors, some by Syria's military.

American troops out front in Iraq; Saudis using US-made Patriots in Yemen’s war; F-35 wins over Navy carrier pilots; The future weapons Trump and Clinton should discuss; And a bit more. - Defense One

defenseone.com — Make no mistake: American troops are in the lead in (some of) Iraq's war on ISIS. From the bases and front lines in the north, Buzzfeed 's Mike Giglio paints a different picture of troop involvement that most Americans probably do not know about (but could guess pretty easily if asked): U.S.

Trump’s ISIS speech and ‘nation-building’; Dems doxxed; Manbij down, what’s next; Boko, those girls, and airstrikes; Taliban advance; And a bit more.

defenseone.com — Trump says he would ditch "nation-building." GOP 2016 contender Donald Trump is set to give a major speech today on how the U.S. should fight terrorism and more, his aides told reporters Sunday. A major facet of the speech is said to revolve around the notion that "we can't choose our friends, we must always recognize our enemies," AP reports in this teaser.

Iraqi Troops Not Ready for Mosul, Nor What Comes Next, Says Top US Commander

defenseone.com — Executive Editor, Defense One Read bio Executive Editor, Defense One Read bio But in Syria, the fall of Manbij is just one to two weeks away, Lt. Gen. MacFarland says in his final war assessment. What's different about the end of this Iraq war from the end of the last one?

As Anti-ISIS Forces Close In on Mosul, Coalition Leaders Focus on What’s Next

govexec.com — JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Maryland - Before they begin the long-anticipated push to liberate Mosul, a battle many expect to mark the final chapter of the Islamic State's reign in Iraq, military leaders of the "counter-ISIL" coalition say they need more planning for what happens next.

As Anti-ISIS Forces Close In on Mosul, Coalition Leaders Focus on What’s Next

defenseone.com — Executive Editor, Defense One Read bio Executive Editor, Defense One Read bio At a closed-door meeting outside Washington, the multinational group called for more post-conflict planning. Before they begin the long-anticipated push to liberate Mosul, a battle many expect to mark the final chapter of the Islamic State's reign in Iraq, military leaders of the "counter-ISIL" coalition say they need more planning for what happens next.

A 'Military Vote' That Doesn't Really Exist

yahoo.com — Myth 1: President Obama will win the military vote because Osama bin Laden was killed under his command. Myth 2: Mitt Romney will win the military vote because he wants to build up the armed forces to be "so strong no one would ever think to challenge [them].'' Truth: There is no military vote.
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