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|U.S. sends 500 more troops to help fight 4,500 Islamic State militants in Mosul|
Andrew V. PestanoWASHINGTON, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- The U.S. has increased its deployed forces by more than 500 troops to assist Iraqi security forces in the operation to claim Mosul from Islamic State control.
58 points by UPI | Iraq War United States Barack Obama United Press International International News Service News World Communications William Randolph Hearst President of the United States
|Top Syrian Rebel Commander Killed in Airstrike|
Abu Omar Saraqib was meeting with other rebel commanders on the outskirts of the embattled northern city of Aleppo when the attack occurred.
189 points by The Wall Street Journal | Syria Bashar al-Assad United States Hafez al-Assad Iraq Iraq War George W. Bush History of Syria
|Iran vessel 'harasses,' sails close to US Navy ship in Gulf: US officials|
A US Navy coastal patrol ship changed course after a fast-attack craft from Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps came within 100 yards (91 meters) of it in the central Gulf on Sunday, US Defense Department officials said on Tuesday.
2 points by | Iraq War Iran Ship Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Brookings Institution Iran–Iraq War Iraq Watercraft
|Navy SEALs fail in 2 bids to rescue Taliban-held Western hostages|
US Navy SEALs twice failed to rescue American and Australian university professors being held by the Taliban in a remote part of Afghanistan, during unsuccessful operations launched since early August, top military sources told US media. Read Full Article at RT.com
123 points by Russia Today | Barack Obama President of the United States Iraq War Democratic Party United States Department of Defense United States Illinois United States presidential election 2008
|Iraq expels Islamic State families from local communities|
TIKRIT, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi authorities are expelling the families of suspected Islamic State members from their homes as the jihadist group loses ground, raising fears of communal violence if people seek to settle old scores.
53 points by Reuters | Iraq Islam Reuters Thomson Reuters Iraq War Eid al-Adha Police History of Iraq
|WARgrams released: How NSA used Iraq War as springboard for global intel gathering |
Newly published documents from the beginning of the Iraq invasion reveal how the NSA used the “war on terror” to develop its global intelligence capabilities and strengthen the surveillance network exposed by Edward Snowden. Read Full Article at RT.com
579 points by Russia Today | Iraq War Iraq George W. Bush 2003 invasion of Iraq United States War on Terrorism Opposition to the Iraq War Al-Qaeda in Iraq
|PolitiFact: Trump wasn’t against the Iraq War|
During NBC’s “Commander-in-Chief Forum” on Sept. 7, Donald Trump said, “I was totally against the war in Iraq.”Our rulingTrump said he was “totally against the war in Iraq.” While he came to that position when the war became difficult, earlier on he was more accepting of military action. In 2002, as...
4 points by Concord Monitor | 2003 invasion of Iraq Iraq War President of the United States United States George W. Bush Iraq Canada Gulf War
|Obama extends post-9/11 state of emergency for 16th year|
16,345 National Guard troops remain called up under 2001 Bush proclamation
4307 points by Arizona Republic | George W. Bush President of the United States Iraq War Democratic Party Barack Obama Bill Clinton United States Ronald Reagan
|Mosul battle plans ready, could be concluded by year-end - Kurdish leader|
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Military plans to retake Mosul from Islamic State are ready and the northern Iraqi city might be recaptured before the end of the year, the president of Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) said on Friday.
53 points by Reuters | Iraq Islam Reuters Thomson Reuters Iraqi Army Iraq War Iraqi Kurdistan News agency
|On battling militant Islam, neither Trump nor Clinton has a clue: Kevin O'Brien|
Everything about Islam's war on the West has evolved over the last 15 years, including our leaders' response. It's more timid. Veterans look on as Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during NBC's "Commander in Chief Forum" Wednesday in New York.Evan Vucci/Associated Press Militant Islam has been at war with the United States for more than three decades. We noticed 15 years ago Sunday. About half of us decided almost immediately not to take it seriously as a national security issue, but recognized it as a great domestic political issue. The other half tried to take it seriously, but didn't quite know how. The "compassionate conservative" who was going to turn Big Government to a new course that would truly benefit Americans got stuck being a wartime president instead. We needed to make sure terrorists couldn't crash airliners into tall buildings anymore. We needed to make sure our intelligence agencies understood that defeating our enemies in a real war mattered more than defeating one another in turf wars. And we needed to make clear to other nations that harboring terrorists would bring serious consequences. To an extent, we did those things, though we -- all too predictably --gave up on that last one. Too hard. Too expensive. Defending the nation had to be done circumspectly. Defeating our enemies was a delicate process. We chose very early in the game to downplay our enemies' religious motivation. We fought battles over theology with at least as much tenacity as we fought about U.S. policy, military strategy or national defense. In every war, armchair generals use fabulous powers of hindsight to say what the real commanders should have done. In this war, the current U.S. commander in chief -- the guy who bosses the real generals -- prefers the role of armchair professor of comparative religions, lecturing endlessly on who is or is not a genuine Muslim. The president has also taken to reminding us that Americans are more likely to die from slipping in their bathtubs than from terrorism. The next time a terrorist hollers "Allahu akbar!" and starts blazing away in a gun-free zone, I want to think someone's last thoughts will be, "Whoa! How far out of touch with the tenets of true Islam is this guy? And thank goodness I'm not standing in a bathtub right now." For a while, al-Qaida made Americans nervous about flying commercial or hanging around iconic U.S. locations. Now, "lone wolves" inspired by al-Qaida's successor in big-name terrorism, the Islamic State, make us queasy about leaving our houses. Even more than we were 15 years ago, we're living on the front line of this war. Our enemies have figured out that they don't have to finance and plan grandiose attacks when any radicalized dope can drive to the bar or his own office and find Americans in large groups who are squeamish about protecting themselves with guns. Meanwhile, cynical politicians use terrorist attacks to advocate more limits on law-abiding Americans' possession of guns. It doesn't get much more unserious than that. Nor is it likely to get any better during the next four years, no matter who wins November's presidential election. At NBC's "Commander in Chief Forum" Wednesday night, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump inspired no confidence that either is capable of a serious effort toward radical Islam's defeat. Clinton: "We have to defeat ISIS. That is my highest counterterrorism goal. And we've got to do it with air power. We've got to do it with much more support for the Arabs and the Kurds who will fight on the ground against ISIS. We have to squeeze them by continuing to support the Iraqi military. ... We are not putting ground troops into Iraq ever again. And we're not putting ground troops into Syria. We're going to defeat ISIS without committing American ground troops." If defeating ISIS is her highest counterterrorism goal, she's not paying attention. ISIS is getting the current headlines, but it's based on the same principles as the Taliban in Afghanistan, Boko Haram in Africa, Abu Sayyaf in the Philippines, the Chechens in and near Russia, a number of Islamic militias in Indonesia, al-Qaida and its several offshoots, etc. A coherent counterterrorism strategy would accept the religious, worldwide nature of the enemy and the ideological nature of the war against Western civilization, and use the knowledge to the United States' advantage, rather than minimizing the conflict or pretending it's about something else. And if Clinton won't use U.S. ground troops to achieve her "highest counterterrorism goal," what would she use them for? Donald Trump: "I've always said, shouldn't be there, but if we're going to get out, take the oil. If we would have taken the oil, you wouldn't have ISIS, because ISIS formed with the power and the wealth of that oil. ... I would be very, very cautious. I think I'd be a lot slower. She has a happy trigger. You look, she votes for the wars, she goes in Libya." Cautious. Slow. Completely out of touch with the ideological underpinnings and the financing of terrorist organizations. She would act by proxy. He might not act at all. Oh, well. A serious prosecution of the war against radical Islam has waited this long. Now we'll see what difference four more years makes. O'Brien is The Plain Dealer's deputy editorial page editor.
27 points by The Plain Dealer | Terrorism United States Taliban President of the United States Iraq War Al-Qaeda Islam Donald Trump
|Amid national anthem controversy, Biden to join first responders in 9/11 tribute at NFL game in Philadelphia|
Vice President Joe Biden will mark the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks Sunday by taking part in a tribute to first responders before a Philadelphia Eagles game. According to a White House official, Biden will join 120 police officers, firefighters and emergency responders on the sidelines...
28 points by Los Angeles Times | Democratic Party United States Senate National Football League Joe Biden Iraq War Barack Obama September 11 attacks Cleveland Browns
|Trump's foreign policy nuttiness was on full display in NBC forum|
During NBC’s “Commander-In-Chief Forum” Wednesday night, Donald Trump demonstrated why he would be a constant embarrassment to his country should he ever be unleashed on the world stage with all the powers of the American presidency. Much of the post-forum buzz has been about interviewer Matt Lauer’s...
711 points by Los Angeles Times | President of the United States Iraq War George W. Bush Barack Obama United States 2003 invasion of Iraq Commander-in-chief Iraq
|Obama extends post-9/11 state of national emergency for 16th year|
16,345 National Guard troops remain called up under 2001 Bush proclamation
4307 points by USA Today | George W. Bush President of the United States Iraq War Democratic Party Barack Obama Bill Clinton United States Ronald Reagan
|Lib Dems recycle discredited claim they opposed Iraq War|
Britain’s Liberal Democrat party is still using the discredited claim that it opposed the Iraq War, as part of an attempt to insist that only it can deliver a coherent foreign policy. Read Full Article at RT.com
30 points by Russia Today | 2003 invasion of Iraq Tony Blair Liberal Democrats George W. Bush Iraq War United States Gordon Brown United Kingdom general election 2005
|Trump says he was against Iraq war despite Howard Stern interview|
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Thursday said he was against the Iraq war all along despite telling radio interviewer Howard Stern in 2002 that he favored it.
73 points by | Howard Stern President of the United States Iraq War Democratic Party Barack Obama George W. Bush United States Bill Clinton
|Giuliani claims Trump suddenly 'confirms' Obama was born in U.S.|
"I confirm that and Donald Trump now confirms that,” the former New York City mayor said.
1809 points by Daily News | George W. Bush President of the United States Hillary Rodham Clinton Rudy Giuliani United States presidential election 2008 Barack Obama Iraq War John McCain
|Philippines’ Duterte tells Obama he never cursed him|
Duterte told the Filipino community Friday that he told Obama: “I never made that statement, check it out”
-1 points by The Detroit News | Barack Obama Iraq War Democratic Party Illinois Ronald Reagan United States United States presidential election 2008 United States Senate election in Illinois 2004
|Weekend TV: 9/11 special, 'Masters of Sex'|
What's worth watching, and what might not be, in prime time
6 points by Arizona Republic | September 11 attacks Al-Qaeda World Trade Center Tig Notaro World Trade Center site Iraq War The Pentagon Lower Manhattan
|Postcard From Mecca|
Travel to Mecca with Diaa Hadid as she makes the holy Muslim pilgrimage known as the hajj. Her daily dispatches will show the sights and sounds of an event that is expected to welcome two million people.
308 points by The New York Times | United States Hajj Barack Obama Democratic Party President of the United States Masjid al-Haram Iraq War George W. Bush
|Raid to rescue hostages from Taliban came up empty|
U.S. Special Operations forces conducted a secret raid last month to rescue Western hostages in Afghanistan but failed to recover the men, the Pentagon said Thursday. Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook said President Barack Obama, acting on a recommendation from Defense Secretary Ashton Carter,...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | President of the United States Barack Obama United States Iraq War Democratic Party Illinois United States Navy SEALs George W. Bush
|Duterte says he told Obama he never insulted him, thinks U.N.'s Ban a fool|
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte told Barack Obama he never called him a "son of a bitch", he said on Friday, but he maintained a defiant stance on his war on drugs, saying U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon was a fool for bringing up human rights.
1299 points by Reuters | Human rights United Nations United States Ban Ki-moon Barack Obama Iraq War Secretary-General of the United Nations Law
|US air raid kills Syrian rebel commander, rebels say|
Abu Hajer al Homsi, a founding member of Jabhat Fatah al-Sham, is killed in suspected US strike, rebel source says.
1288 points by Al Jazeera English | Bashar al-Assad Syria Iraq War Iraq Hafez al-Assad Jordan Levant History of Syria
|Former NFL linebacker helps train disabled veterans|
A former NFL linebacker who has worked for years training disabled veterans is featured in a Starbucks series produced by Howard Schultz.
3 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | Improvised explosive device Washington Iraq War Explosive weapons War Military
|Editor’s Note: Russia fills void in Middle East|
Russia is determined to supplant the United States as the primary foreign power in the region
-1 points by The Detroit News | United States Barack Obama Iraq War George W. Bush President of the United States Democratic Party Hillary Rodham Clinton Bill Clinton
|Trump touts school choice in Cleveland|
CLEVELAND — Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump rolled out his $20 billion plan for “school choice” in an appearance at a charter school in a predominantly black area on Cleveland’s east side.
37 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Charter school George W. Bush Iraq War High school Barack Obama Hillary Rodham Clinton Democratic Party Public school
|Lauer’s rough night increases pressure on debate moderators|
Traffic cop or truth detector? The rough reception given Matt Lauer for his back-to-back interviews with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump laid bare a disagreement over whether journalists who moderate presidential debates should call candidates out for telling lies.Online critics hit Lauer for spend...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | Iraq War George W. Bush Today Barack Obama 2003 invasion of Iraq President of the United States Iraq Opposition to the Iraq War
|The US 'secret war' that's still killing|
A $90 million package to clear tens of millions of unexploded US bombs in Laos is expected to be announced by President Barack Obama during his visit this week, senior administration officials tell CNN.
35141 points by CNN | Iraq War Laos Vietnam War President of the United States Barack Obama United States Vietnam Bill Clinton
|Donald Trump Releases Education Proposal, Promoting School Choice|
Mr. Trump on Thursday promised to direct $20 billion in federal grants for poor children to attend a school of their family’s choice.
3013 points by The New York Times | Charter school Iraq War Teacher Donald Trump Education School types Magnet school Education in the United States
|Military's Hostage Rescue Falls Short in Afghanistan|
U.S. military forces tried but failed to rescue two civilian hostages in Afghanistan in a raid launched last month under presidential authority.
85 points by The Wall Street Journal | Washington D.C. Al-Qaeda Afghanistan Iraq War Kabul Taliban Republic
|NBC's forum draws 14.7 million viewers, but Matt Lauer gets pummeled|
Campaign 2016 updates: Donald Trump plans another visit to Capitol Hill Sept. 8, 2016, 5:42 p.m. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton campaign in swing states after their town hall on military issues. Donald Trump talks with members of Congress, plans another visit to Capitol Hill Libertarian nominee...
48 points by Los Angeles Times | Vladimir Putin George W. Bush Barack Obama Iraq War President of the United States Dana Carvey Today NBC News
|Obama snub complications |
When American presidents and vice presidents travel abroad, they are accustomed to a reception reflecting their status as leaders of the free world.
372 points by CNN | President of the United States Barack Obama Joe Biden Democratic Party Bill Clinton George W. Bush United States Iraq War
|Another case of Obama’s failure to command world leaders’ respect|
China's ostentatious rudeness was perfectly reflective of the world's general disdain for President Obama.
28 points by The Denver Post | United States President of the United States Barack Obama George W. Bush Persian Gulf Democratic Party Iran Iraq War
|Trump insists again he opposed Iraq war (he didn't)|
Donald Trump on Thursday once again sought to convince the public that he opposed the Iraq War by pointing to statements he made after the US had already invaded the country.
10696 points by CNN | Iraq War President of the United States George W. Bush 2003 invasion of Iraq Gulf War Iraq United States Congress United States
|Gary Johnson swings and misses: 'What is Aleppo?'|
Gary Johnson is confused about the civil war in Syria.
7727 points by Arizona Republic | United States President of the United States American Civil War Syria MSNBC Iraq War Joe Scarborough Iraq
|Forum puts focus on how Clinton is judged compared to Trump|
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — For months, Hillary Clinton's supporters have griped that she's held to a higher, harder standard than Donald Trump. After Wednesday night's forum on national security, those complaints became a rallying cry.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Iraq War President of the United States George W. Bush Barack Obama 2003 invasion of Iraq Iraq American Revolutionary War Opposition to the Iraq War
|Donald Trump proposes expanded 'school choice' during visit to Cleveland charter school|
Donald Trump looked back to the Baby Boomer generation and earlier during a Thursday afternoon speech at a Cleveland charter school, where he argued for an expansion of "school choice." CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Donald Trump looked back to the Baby Boomer generation and earlier during a Thursday afternoon speech at a Cleveland charter school, where he argued for an expansion of "school choice." "If we can put a man on the moon, dig out the Panama Canal and win two World Wars, I have no doubt that we can provide school choice to every disadvantaged child in the country," Trump said during his 40-minute speech, which focused on education issues. Trump spoke to a small, invitation-only crowd in the cafeteria of the Cleveland Arts and Social Sciences Academy, run by Accel Schools, an Arizona-based, for-profit operator of charter schools. He unveiled an education plan that included expanding merit pay, and creating a program to award $20 billion in grants for impoverished children to pursue "school choice" -- a catch-all phrase that refers to anything but traditional, government-run schools. The appearance at the school, in the heavily African-American Woodland Hills neighborhood, was part of Trump's ongoing effort to smooth over his "politically incorrect" political persona that many black voters and others have perceived as racist. Trump, speaking quietly and reading from a teleprompter, spoke of his intention to expand opportunities for inner-city residents and others. "My job will be to ensure that any American, African-American, Hispanic, anyone, will be placed on the ladder to success," Trump said. "I define that as a great education and a great job." He added: "You cannot have prosperity without safety. This is the new civil rights agenda of our time." http://www.cleveland.com/politics/index.ssf/2016/09/scenes_from_a_donald_trump_eve.html Charter debate ongoing Trump's speech touched a nerve of the charter-school debate -- opponents argue that diverting public money toward charter schools does so at the expense of traditional ones, which are more accountable. Last year, lawmakers passed a series of reforms meant to improve oversight of charter schools, some of which have been particularly troubled in Ohio. And, a state government effort is ongoing to audit the $108 million in state funding sent to ECOT, the largest online school in the state, to see whether the school inflated the hours students actually spent taking online courses. "In Ohio, we've seen more than enough of the 'solutions' Donald Trump is selling, but we're not buying," Melissa Cropper, president of the Ohio Teachers Federation, said in a statement. "Unregulated, unaccountable for-profit charter schools--like the one Trump is visiting today--have destabilized our public districts, defrauded taxpayers, and left our kids and educators worse off, not better." Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's published education plan includes increasing federal funding to modernize school buildings, improving teacher training and pay and working to end the "school to prison pipeline" by reforming laws and disciplinary policies and putting money toward behavioral interventions. Clinton has made supportive statements about charter schools in general, although she has criticized those operated by for-profit companies like the one that owns the Cleveland Arts and Social Sciences Academy. Trump insists he opposed Iraq war from the start Trump dedicated much of the beginning of his speech to doubling down on his frequent claim, which independent fact-checkers have found to be false, that he opposed the 2003 war in Iraq from the very beginning. He acknowledged telling Howard Stern in September 2002, the month before Congress voted to authorize the invasion, that he "guessed" he was in favor of invading Iraq. But he also cited instances in 2004 where he was quoted opposing the war, claiming that his subsequent statements "superseded" his earlier ones. Trump summed up his claims about the Iraq War: "Had I been in Congress at the time, I would have cast a vote in opposition." Trump also declared that had he would have been "tougher on terrorism." "Osama bin Laden would have been "caught a long time ago before he was ultimately caught... prior to the demolition of the World Trade Center," Trump said. Trump meets with students, school officials Before Trump's speech, he met for 20 minutes for a "roundtable" discussion in one of the school's classrooms with a group of students, charter-school officials and others. Seated to Trump's right was Debroah Mays, the head of the school. To his left was Ron Packard, the CEO of ACCEL schools. Packard, a prominent figure in the charter-schools market, in 2015 bought the Cleveland Arts and Social Sciences Academy and other schools as part of an expansion into the Ohio education marketplace, The Plain Dealer has reported. http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2016/09/owner_of_charter_school_hosting_donald_trump_today_is_a_national_charter_figure_with_a_growing_ohio_presence.html Trump asked the students what they thought of how the school compared to a traditional public school. He also asked school officials and State Rep. Andrew Brenner, the Republican chair of the Ohio house's education committee, about charter-school funding in Ohio. Among the school officials who participated was Chris Delk, a school board member who is a Cleveland police detective. Delk said he is passionate about the charter-school movement because it provides an opportunity for him to show children that "not all police are bad." Trump responded by praising Cleveland police for their performance during the Republican National Convention. "Say hello to your commissioner... your chief. They were absolutely fantastic. You know, for weeks they were ohh, there's going to be riots," said Trump, who himself in March predicted "riots" if he were to have been blocked from receiving the nomination. "But they kept it down. It was so an incredible job. Really professional. So thank you." http://www.cleveland.com/rnc-2016/index.ssf/2016/03/donald_trump_i_think_youd_have_riots.html In an interview, Mays said she didn't want to speculate why her school was chosen. But she said while Trump's visit complicated the school day, it provided the school an opportunity to talk to him about charter-school funding issues. "For the children who were exposed to [the visit], I definitely think it was a wonderful educational experience. You turn on the news, and you see politics every day. But for our [students] who were exposed to it, this was a chance to see it up close and personal," she said. Later Thursday, Trump headed to a pair of private fundraisers -- one at the TownHall restaurant in the Ohio City neighborhood organized by Cuyahoga County Republican Party Chairman Rob Frost and Tony George, a politically active local businessman, and another at the home of Ed Crawford, an industrialist who is the state finance chair for Trump's presidential campaign. Trump was last in Cleveland on Monday, when he participated in a "roundtable discussion" with a few organized-labor figures before dropping by the Canfield Fair in Mahoning County.
2194 points by The Plain Dealer | Iraq War 2003 invasion of Iraq George W. Bush Iraq Charter school Education School President of the United States
|An incomplete victory lap for Obama on his final presidential trip to Asia.|
The Asian ‘rebalance’ remains tenuous despite a lot of time and attention.
61 points by The Washington Post | President of the United States United States George W. Bush Democratic Party Barack Obama Joe Biden Bill Clinton Iraq War
|Mike Pence says it's 'inarguable' that Putin is a stronger leader than Obama|
Pence backed up his running mate's praise of Putin.
5281 points by The Washington Post | United States Ronald Reagan President of the United States Barack Obama Democratic Party George W. Bush Iraq War Russia
|U.S. tries rescue mission in Afghanistan, hostages not found|
U.S. special operations forces launched a rescue mission to retrieve two men kidnapped by insurgents in Afghanistan last month, but the hostages were not there when the rescue team arrived, U.S. defense officials said Thursday. Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook said the rescue mission was approved...
3 points by Los Angeles Times | Barack Obama President of the United States Iraq War Democratic Party Illinois United States Bill Clinton George W. Bush
|Lauer's rough night increases pressure on debate moderators|
NEW YORK (AP) — Traffic cop or truth detector? The rough reception given Matt Lauer for his back-to-back interviews with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump laid bare a disagreement over whether journalists who moderate presidential debates should call candidates out…
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Barack Obama President of the United States United States presidential election debates George W. Bush Iraq War 2003 invasion of Iraq NBC News Today
|U.S. Rescue Attempt in Afghanistan Missed Western Hostages by Hours|
Navy SEALs led the unsuccessful raid to free an American professor and his Australian colleague from the Taliban last month, engaging in a fierce gunfight.
2401 points by The New York Times | United States Taliban Afghanistan Al-Qaeda Washington D.C. War in Afghanistan Iraq War Pakistan
|U.S. attempted to rescue two hostages in Afghanistan -Pentagon|
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. forces attempted to rescue two civilian hostages in Afghanistan last month, but the captives were not at the location and no U.S. personnel or civilians were harmed in the attempt, the Pentagon said on Thursday.
17 points by Reuters | Al-Qaeda Reuters Washington D.C. Iraq War United States Thomson Reuters Taliban September 11 attacks
|Clinton and Trump: Candidates in chief|
Donald Trump sets social media ablaze by insisting he opposed the Iraq War from the start, which he didn't.
785 points by Al Jazeera English | President of the United States George W. Bush Barack Obama United States presidential election 2008 Iraq War United States Joe Biden Democratic Party
|In fairness to Gary Johnson, even NY Times is clueless about Aleppo|
After Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson embarrassingly admitted he didn't know what the Syrian city of Aleppo was during an interview, the New York Times tried to ridicule the incident, but instead made three major errors of its own. Read Full Article at RT.com
1203 points by Russia Today | Syria Bashar al-Assad Iraq War Hafez al-Assad 2003 invasion of Iraq The New York Times Damascus Iraq
|Trump's intel briefing repeatedly interrupted by Flynn: report|
Trump's top military adviser interrupted the nominee's intelligence briefing last month so many times that Christie had to intervene.
503 points by Daily News | George W. Bush Barack Obama Hillary Rodham Clinton Bill Clinton Democratic Party Republican Party Iraq War President of the United States
|Iraq, Hillary and baseball: Donald Trump talks to Larry King (RT EXCLUSIVE)|
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump tells RT's Larry King that he doesn’t dislike Hillary Clinton, but that she’s not the person to make America great again – and that their televised duel Wednesday was more fun than baseball. Read Full Article at RT.com
717 points by Russia Today | Barack Obama Iraq War President of the United States George W. Bush United States presidential election 2008 United States Democratic Party Joe Biden
|Trump dismisses fact checkers, claims incorrectly once again that he opposed Iraq War|
The claim drew renewed scrutiny Wednesday evening after NBC's "Commander-in-Chief" forum.
284 points by The Washington Post | Iraq War 2003 invasion of Iraq United States George W. Bush Iraq President of the United States Gulf War Opposition to the Iraq War
|Clinton seeks to raise cash off Matt Lauer interview of Trump|
Campaign 2016 updates: Gary Johnson wonders what Aleppo is Sept. 8, 2016, 12:53 p.m. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton campaign in swing states after their town hall on military issues. Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson is widely mocked after asking, "What is Aleppo?"Voters are finding it harder...
308 points by Los Angeles Times | Iraq War 2003 invasion of Iraq NBC News George W. Bush Barack Obama Today MSNBC President of the United States
|ISIS upping efforts to smuggle terrorists into Britain - reports|
Islamic State is increasing its efforts to smuggle terrorists into Britain to launch attacks on civilians, according to new intelligence gathered following last year’s Paris massacre. Read Full Article at RT.com
162 points by Russia Today | Jihad United Kingdom Attack Social media Iraq War Europe Islam Terrorism
|Clinton blasts Trump's comments on military generals, Putin|
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Hillary Clinton blasted Donald Trump Thursday for his condemnation of American military generals and his praise for Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying her Republican opponent had "failed" at proving he can be commander in chief."Every Republican holding or seeking office in this country should be asked if they agree with Donald Trump about these statements," Clinton said in a news conference.
-1 points by Boston Herald | George W. Bush President of the United States Barack Obama Democratic Party Iraq War Bill Clinton United States Vladimir Putin