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Gold Star Award - Mrs. Sandi Shawhan

The demise of Toys R Us will have a ripple effect on everything from toy makers to consumers to landlords. The demise of Toys R Us will have a ripple effect on everything from toy makers to consumers to landlords. BAGHDAD (NBC NEWS)- A military helicopter with U.S. service members aboard crashed i

KULR8 - 2018-03-16 20:38:00

We Asked Gen. Petraeus Whether The Iraq War Was Really Worth It. Here's What He Said.

Fifteen years of war have turned Iraqi cities such as Ramadi, Fallujah, and Mosul into ruins. Iraq remains as divided as ever along sectarian lines, despite the deaths of more than 4,500 U.S. troops and untold numbers of Iraqis. U.S. troops remain in Iraq to help advise and assist Iraqi forces as th

TASKANDPURPOSE.COM - 2018-03-16 20:12:03

How Trump Has Split With His Administration on Russian Meddling

President Trump was studiously silent as his administration imposed sanctions on Russia for interfering in the 2016 presidential campaign and what officials called other "malicious cyberattacks."Credit Tom Brenner/The New York Times WASHINGTON - President Trump has long avoided blaming - or even na

NEW YORK TIMES - 2018-03-16 20:44:00

As fighting rages, can Russia forge a peace in Syria?

The multi-sided proxy war in Syria has killed hundreds of thousands and seen millions more flee the country (AFP Photo/STRINGER) Paris (AFP) - Nearly two and a half years after the Russian military began an intensive bombing campaign in Syria in support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Russia is

YAHOO! - 2018-03-16 20:01:34

1-star: The Army is looking to stand up divisions for its new security force assistance brigades

The Army's 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade left for Afghanistan last week, the first deployment in a new train-advise-assist model that the service hopes to build on with larger organizational units, the Army staff's director of force management said Friday. With a goal to create five active

ARMY TIMES - 2018-03-16 19:54:33

All the reasons Russia claims it ISN'T behind the Salisbury chemical attack that's plunged Britain into new Cold War

Despite increasingly international support for Britain's allegations, Russia strongly denies being responsible for the attempting killing of Sergei Skripal and his daughter Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson upped the ante in Britain's new Cold War with Russia today, claiming that it was "overwhelmingl

MIRROR - 2018-03-16 20:03:10

30 years after the Halabja Genocide: Iraq Still Punishes the Kurds

March is a bittersweet month for Kurds. It is the month for celebrating the Kurdish uprising against Saddam Hussein in 1991, the original declaration of Kurdish autonomy 1970, and most notably Nowruz, which Kurds consider their national day of freedom and welcoming spring. But March is also the tim


Trump asked for $4 billion from Saudis for Syria

Paul Sonne and Karen DeYoung, The Washington Post Published 7:11 pm, Friday, March 16, 2018 In a December phone call with Saudi Arabia's King Salman, President Donald Trump had an idea he thought could hasten a U.S. exit from Syria: Ask the king for $4 billion. By the end of the call, according to

MYSANANTONIO - 2018-03-16 19:11:23

30 Companies Getting the Most from the Government

Denisfilm / Getty Images As an economic power, the U.S. government is a juggernaut without equal. According to the Congressional Budget Office, the U.S. government spent $4.0 trillion in 2017. While the largest shares of the federal government's annual expenditures go towards benefit programs like

MSN.COM - 2018-03-16 18:47:48

The Fog Of War In America

A U.S. soldier walks in the camp of Ahmed Khan near Kandahar, Afghanistan, on November 25, 2010. This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. America's Phony War: Blitzkrieg Overseas, Sitzkrieg in the Homeland By William

HUFFINGTONPOST - 2018-03-16 18:35:43

Tens of thousands flee Turkish attack on Kurdish town in Syria

At least 27 civilians have been killed, and as many as 50,000 have fled from the Kurdish-held Syrian town of Afrin as fighting there continues. The U.N. Children's Fund reports that "reports from inside Afrin indicate that dozens of children have been killed and many more injured since the start of

THE BLAZE - 2018-03-16 18:28:10

ProPublica Retraction, Say Critics, Does Nothing to Nullify Objections to Haspel's Role in CIA Torture Program

"One way to avoid this sort of confusion would have been to expose and prosecute our war criminals." Gina Haspel, President Donald Trump's nominee for CIA Director, ran a secret prison in Thailand where detainees were tortured during the Bush administration, and was involved in destroying evidence o

COMMON DREAMS - 2018-03-16 17:22:24