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News Roundup and Notes: September 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.

Somalia

U.S. military forces launched an operation against Al-Shabaab militants in Somalia yesterday. Defense Department press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby said the Pentagon is “assessing the results of the operation,” but did not provide any further information.…   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: August 29, 2014

The News Roundup will be back on Tuesday morning, after Labor Day. Here’s today’s news.

Russia and Ukraine

NATO is holding an emergency meeting this morning to discuss the crisis in eastern Ukraine. Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen accused Moscow of a “blatant violation” of Ukraine’s sovereignty and dismissed Russia’s “hollow denials” [BBC].  …   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: August 28, 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.

Russia and Ukraine

In an escalation of hostilities, pro-Russian rebel forces, backed by Russian tanks and soldiers, are battling Ukrainian troops on multiple fronts, after opening a new front in Ukraine’s south-east.…   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: August 26, 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

The Pentagon is preparing to carry out surveillance flights over Syria in order to gather intelligence on the Islamic State (IS/ISIL), according to senior U.S.…   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: August 25

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

American freelance journalist Peter Theo Curtis was released on Sunday after being held for almost two years in a prison by Syrian Al Qaeda affiliate Al Nusra.…   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: August 22, 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

At a Pentagon press conference yesterday, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said that the threat posed by ISIS is “beyond anything we have seen,” noting that the U.S.…   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: August 21, 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. officials say that the military is considering sending an additional 300 troops to Iraq, while American forces carried out 14 additional airstrikes in the Mosul Dam area yesterday in order to create a buffer zone to protect the site from Islamist insurgents [Associated Press’ Lolita C.…   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: August 20, 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

The Wall Street Journal (Dion Nissenbaum and Matt Bradley) reports that the U.S. success in assisting Kurdish and Iraqi forces recapture the Mosul Dam is “creating momentum for a broader [American air] campaign” to safeguard the Haditha Dam in Iraq’s Anbar province, which is in danger of coming under Islamic State control.…   continue »