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Iraq's elite special forces struggle to regroup after bloody fight for Mosul 21.7.2017 Washington Post: World
Training and equipping new Iraqi commandos is quickly becoming central to U.S. policy.
George F. Will: Air Force has dug into the equivalent of trench warfare 20.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Montgomery, Ala. • It is said that America’s armed forces have been stressed by 16 years of constant warfare, the longest such in the nation’s history. For the Air Force, however, the high tempo of combat operations began 26 years ago, with enforcement of the no-fly zone in Iraq after Desert Storm. With an acute pilot shortage, particularly in the fighter pilot community, and with a shortfall approaching 4,000 among maintenance and staffing personnel, the service is, as Air Force Secretary Heath... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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What is the future of the Air Force? 20.7.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Drones, directed-energy weapons and the future of war.
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How the Pentagon ending its deal with immigrant recruits could hurt the military 19.7.2017 Washington Post
How the Pentagon ending its deal with immigrant recruits could hurt the military
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Syrian civilians flee as battle with Islamic State rages in the heart of Raqqah 18.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

U.S.-backed Syrian fighters fought Islamic State militants in the heart of Raqqah, the extremists' self-styled capital, on Monday, as scores of civilians fled areas controlled by the group.

The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, or SDF, has been one of the most effective groups fighting Islamic...

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An overdose, a young companion, drug-fueled parties: The secret life of USC med school dean 17.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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An overdose, a young companion, drug-fueled parties: The secret life of then-USC med school dean 17.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Photos and video show then-head of Keck School of Medicine partying with criminals and drug-users.
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The Trump administration’s shortsighted war on terrorism 17.7.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Providing humanitarian relief and preventing radicalization are vital to heading off attacks, but funding for such efforts could be cut drastically.
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The terrorist threat posed by Islamic State isn't going away 16.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The Islamic State’s self-proclaimed caliphate, the brutal “state” the extremist group ruled for three years in Syria and Iraq, is rapidly collapsing.

After months of grueling combat, Iraqi troops have finally retaken Mosul, their country’s second-largest city, at the cost of thousands of lives...

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War authorization push hits snag in House 16.7.2017 The Hill
A push to include a new war authorization in a House spending bill appears to have hit a roadblock, while a separate provision forcing Congress to discuss a new war authorization was stripped from the chamber's annual def...
Neocons Enlist in Anti-Trump #Resistance 15.7.2017 ConsortiumNews.com
Exclusive: The neocons, who have influenced U.S. foreign policy since the 1980s, inflicting grave damage on U.S. interests and the world, are reinventing themselves as soldiers in the anti-Trump #Resistance, writes James W. Carden. By James W. Carden In these…Read more →
Boris Johnson: Without the Iran nuclear agreement, the world would be in supreme danger 14.7.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
If the agreement collapses, Iran — not the United States or Britain — would regain the most freedom of action.
Stocks edge up, and oil rises 13.7.2017 LA Times: Business

U.S. stock indexes edged higher in early trading Thursday, led by gains in technology companies. Big retail chains and other consumer-focused stocks were also among the gainers. Healthcare companies were among the laggards. Investors had their eye on Washington, where Federal Reserve chief Janet...

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(In)Visible: Rachel Crowl represents how transgender actors have been sidelined from their own stories 13.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

From an outsider’s perspective, Rachel Crowl had achieved success as a working actor. She’d ascended the ranks of a prestigious New York City-based theater company, playing lead roles in several off-Broadway productions including “Henry V” and “The Importance of Being Earnest,” and helped start...

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A major boost for 5G networks and public safety in California 13.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

During a response to a public safety incident or a disaster like a flood, fire or earthquake, emergency communications are vital for response and recovery. In saving lives and protecting property, minutes and seconds are critical. Teams working together must be able to communicate instantaneously.

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One dead, three injured in Winnetka high-speed crash 13.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

One person was killed and three others were injured early Thursday in a three-vehicle crash that left a trail of debris in Winnetka, police said.

The crash occurred about 2:08 a.m. on a wide stretch of Roscoe Boulevard near Irondale Avenue, according to the Los Angeles Police Department Valley...

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Chinese dissident and Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo dies 13.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Liu Xiaobo, the famed Chinese dissident who won the Nobel Peace Prize while jailed for his pro-democracy writings, has died in a hospital in northeastern China at the age of 61.

The Chinese judicial bureau said Liu died Thursday of multiple organ failure. Liu had terminal liver cancer and had been...

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Nobel laureate and Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo dies at 61 13.7.2017 L.A. Times - World News

Liu Xiaobo, the famed Chinese dissident who won the Nobel Peace Prize while jailed for his pro-democracy writings, has died in a hospital in northeastern China at the age of 61.

The Chinese judicial bureau said Liu died Thursday of multiple organ failure. Liu had terminal liver cancer and had been...

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Massive Metropolis condo complex ushers in a new era of residential development in downtown L.A. 13.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The first condominium tower in Metropolis, one of the biggest real estate developments in Los Angeles history, officially opens Thursday amid a wave of construction that is crowding the downtown skyline with new tall buildings.

The long-anticipated $1-billion luxury condo-and-hotel complex rising...

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L.A.'s healthy economy boosts office market in the second quarter 13.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Employment among Los Angeles-area companies continued to grow in the second quarter, prompting expansions that absorbed empty office space and pushed rents up a bit.

The lease activity marked an increase from the first quarter, when many business owners were taking a wait-and-see approach, according...

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