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News Roundup and Notes: October 2, 2014

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

IRAQ and SYRIA

U.S. forces carried out three strikes in Syria and another five strikes in Iraq over Tuesday and Wednesday, targeting ISIS fighting positions, facilities, and vehicles.…   continue »

British Parliament Authorizes Airstrikes in Iraq; Debate Predictably Weighs in on Action in Syria

On Friday, the British House of Commons overwhelmingly voted (524-43) to approve the U.K.’s participation in airstrikes against ISIL targets in Iraq. The success of the vote was largely predicted after Prime Minister David Cameron reached an agreement with Opposition Leader Ed Miliband on the motion, but the nearly seven-hour debate (full text) contained notes of skepticism and caution.…   continue »