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News Roundup and Notes: September 17, 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

Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the Senate Armed Services Committee yesterday that he would recommend the deployment of U.S.…   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: September 10, 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

President Obama has told congressional leaders that he has the necessary authority to conduct an expanded operation against the Islamic State, the details of which will be set out in his address to the nation tonight [Reuters’ Steve Holland and Jeff Mason; Wall Street Journal’s Michael R.…   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: September 9, 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 Iraqi parliament has approved a unity government to be led by Haider al-Abadi as prime minister, with members of Iraq’s Shi’ite majority and its Kurdish and Sunni minorities in the new cabinet [Reuters].…   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: September 8, 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

Iraqi government forces say they have “cleared” Islamic State fighters from a large area around the Haditha Dam, with the assistance of U.S.…   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: September 5, 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

President Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron sought to form an international coalition to tackle the “brutal and poisonous” Islamic State at the NATO meeting yesterday.…   continue »