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News Roundup and Notes: October 1, 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. strikes in Iraq and Syria. American-led airstrikes were launched against Islamic State militants surrounding a Kurdish town today, according to Kurdish forces near the Syrian border with Turkey, in a “rare daylight coalition attack,” reports Reuters (Ayla Jean Yackley).…   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: September 30, 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.

Afghanistan

Today, the U.S. and Afghanistan signed the Bilateral Security Agreement, allowing up to 9,800 American soldiers to remain in the country after 2014 to assist Afghan forces [Washington Post’s Sudarsan Raghavan].…   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: September 29, 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

Strikes in Iraq and Syria continue. U.S.-led airstrikes against ISIS positions in northern and eastern Syria overnight hit grain storage areas and the country’s largest gas plant, killing civilians, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Reuters].…   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: September 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

Air and missile strikes overnight and early today, thought to have been conducted by U.S.-led coalition forces, struck oilfields and Islamic State bases in the east of Syria, according to British-based Syrian Observatory of Human Rights [Reuters].…   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: September 25, 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.-led airstrikes overnight targeted Islamic State-held oil refineries in eastern Syria, aimed at cutting off the group’s key source of revenue [U.S.  continue »

News Roundup and Notes: September 24, 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 latest U.S.-led airstrikes overnight targeted Islamic State-held territory close to the Turkish border in Syria, near a region that tens of thousands of Kurds have fled, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Reuters].…   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: September 23, 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 United States, along with five “partner nations,” has begun the first airstrikes against the Islamic State in Syria, using a combination of fighter and bomber aircraft as well as Tomahawk Land Attack missiles [BBC; Pentagon].…   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: September 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

President Obama will chair an “unusual” meeting of the UN Security Council this week, aimed at adopting a resolution to curb the flow of fighters who travel abroad to join terrorist organizations [New York Times’ Eric Schmitt and Somini Sengupta].…   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: September 19, 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 Senate voted 78-22 to approve President Barack Obama’s plan to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels, one day after the House voted in favor of the measure [MSNBC’s Aliyah Frumin].…   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: September 18, 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

In a rare bipartisan move, the House voted 273-156 to approve President Obama’s plan to arm and train Syrian rebels, even as lawmakers from both parties remain skeptical of the President’s strategy to counter the Islamic State.…   continue »