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  1. Still asking Presidential Candidates Silly 'Captain Hindsight' Questions on IraqRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | Examiner.com

    The media is buzzing again in this election cycle due to the responses to a recurring silly hindsight question about the Iraq War being asked of Presidential candidates. The question is often phrased in the context of " Knowing what you know today, would you have invaded Iraq?" The question is silly and irrelevant in many ways.

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  2. US to sell bombs to Israel, helicopters to SaudisRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | The Raw Story

    A Saudi army artillery cannon fires shells towards Yemen from a post close to the Saudi-Yemeni border, in southwestern Saudi Arabia, on April 13, 2015 The United States said Wednesday it plans to sell thousands of bombs and missiles to Israel as well as 10 Seahawk helicopters to Saudi Arabia, in deals worth about $1.9 billion each, officials said Wednesday. The US State Department informed Congress of the proposed arms sales to two allies in the Middle East that are both wary of Washington's negotiations with Iran over Tehran's nuclear program.

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  3. Russia Promises Response To US Missile Defense Systems In UkraineRead the original story

    Wednesday May 20 | Groong

    RUSSIA PROMISES RESPONSE TO US MISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS IN UKRAINE AP Photo/ Czarek Sokolowski MILITARY & INTELLIGENCE 11:48 20.05.2015 Get short URL 42606361 If Ukraine deploys elements of US missile defense systems on its territory, then Russia will need to respond in order to ensure its own security, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said Wednesday. AP PHOTO/ CZAREK SOKOLOWSKI Nuclear Paranoia: Kiev May Deploy Missile Defense Systems Over 'Threats' MOSCOW - Earlier in the day, Ukrainian National Security Service Secretary Oleksander Turchynov said that Kiev may consider placing missile defense systems in its territory after consultations.

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  4. Diplomatic Ineptitude Makes THAAD Dilemma WorseRead the original story

    Wednesday May 20 | Chosun Ilbo

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with American troops stationed in Seoul on Monday and mentioned the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system as being necessary to deal with an unexpected provocation by North Korea. It is rare for a high-ranking Washington official to publicly comment on a political hot potato for the Park Geun-hye administration like the U.S.-led missile defense system, which is making Beijing very nervous.

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  5. Ukraine open to hosting missile-defense systemRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 20 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    Ukraine is open to considering proposals to place a ballistic missile-defense system on its territory to ward off the risk of attacks from Russia, a senior Ukrainian defense official said Wednesday. So far no one has offered.

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  6. Obama's Iranian Legacy - American DevastationRead the original story

    Monday May 18 | Fetch Your News

    So our dear president is in search of a legacy. I guess a staggering economy just waiting to collapse below 2008 levels is not enough.

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  7. US to approve $1.9 billion arms deal with IsraelRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | Al Bawaba

    The US State Department indicated Tuesday it will approve an arms sale to Israel worth nearly $1.9 billion, adding thousands of bombs, air-to-air and air-to-surface missiles to Tel Aviv's armory. The details of the possible sale were sent for congressional review this week after being approved by the Pentagon, the US Department of Defense said in a statement Tuesday.

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  8. THAAD dispute grips AssemblyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | Korea Herald

    South Korea's political parties remain split over the U.S.' push to possibly deploy an advanced missile defense system in Korea, according to statements by lawmakers here on Thursday, complicating Seoul's domestic debate. The conservative ruling Saenuri Party was seen to generally support the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system, citing Pyongyang's growing ballistic capabilities.

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  9. US belies placing missile defense systems in UkraineRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | Pravda

    Oleksandr Turchynov, current Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine confided earlier this week his fear for the nuclear weapons, that are allegedly to be placed in the Crimea. He also claimed that Ukraine will hold consultations to place missile defense systems on its territory to ensure security against nuclear threats.

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  10. U.S. Sen Gary Peters cites 'threats' from North Korea, ISIS ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | MLive.com

    U.S. Sen. Gary Peters doubled down on his support for a proposed missile defense system to be constructed at Fort Custer Wednesday in a letter to the U.S. Department of Defense's Missile Defense Agency. In the letter to MDA Director Vice Admiral James Syring, Peters cites the "constantly changing threat" posed by North Korea and Iran as they develop sophisticated missile system and "extremist" groups like ISIS as reasons he supports the proposed system.

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  11. S. Korean lawmakers differ over THAAD introductionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | Korea Herald

    Controversy has been rekindled here over the deployment of an advanced U.S. missile defense in South Korea as U.S. officials have openly discussed the issue. Washington has expressed its willingness to deploy a Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense battery on the Korean Peninsula, home to about 28,500 American troops, to better cope with the growing threats of Pyongyang's nuclear and missile capabilities.

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  12. EDITORIAL: Would Obama repeat his mistakes?Read the original story

    Wednesday May 20 | Washington Times

    Washington's chattering class is still buzzing over the question posed to Jeb Bush - would he, knowing what he knows now about his brother's shock-and-awe campaign against Saddam Hussein and Iraq, do it again? In the spirit of that question, similar questions might be usefully posed to President Obama, beginning with, with what he has learned about the Middle East, would he have made his famous apology in Cairo in 2009 for past American sins, and would he make reaching out to Islam his principle foreign policy? With what he knows now about President Vladimir Putin of Russia, would he have removed the bases so laboriously negotiated in Poland and the Czech Republic, damaging the American worldwide anti-missile defense? With what he knows now about growing threats to international passage through the Sea of Japan, the South China Sea, the Strait of Hormuz, the Bab-el-Mandeb between Arabia ... (more)

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  13. Moscow says it will retaliate if Ukraine hosts US anti-missile defensesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 20 | Russia Taday

    Russia will take retaliatory measures to protect itself if Ukraine decides to station US anti-missile defense systems in its territory, Kremlin spokesman told the media. "Concerning Ukraine's plan to house anti-missile systems in its territory, we can only perceive it negatively," Dmitry Peskov said Wednesday.

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  14. Iranian politician says country to unveil its own 'S-300' missile systemRead the original story

    Wednesday May 20 | Jerusalem Post

    A senior Iranian politician said on Tuesday that Iran is going to present a domestically manufactured "S-300"-type missile defense system in place of the one that Russia has yet to deliver. "The Iran-made 'S-300' system will be unveiled by the Defense Ministry and armed forces' engineers soon and will be tested before the eyes of everyone," parliament Security Committee chairman Mohammad Reza Mohseni Sani told Iran's Fars News Agency.

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  15. Ukraine must be ready, says PoroshenkoRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 20 | ANSA.it

    Moscow, May 20 Russia "is preparing for an offensive" and Ukraine "must be ready" to defend itself, Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko said Wednesday. Meanwhile, Ukraine's security council secretary talked of installing a missile defense system in comments reported by a Ukraine news agency.

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  16. Northrop Grumman Names Sonal B. Deshpande Vice President, Mission...Read the original story

    Wednesday May 20 | Freshnews

    Northrop Grumman Corporation has appointed Sonal B. Deshpande vice president of mission assurance for the company's Linthicum-based Electronic Systems sector. In this position, Deshpande is responsible for mission assurance across the sector for all programs, including quality and product assurance, compliance, process excellence and supplier mission assurance.

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  17. Watch Russia's Deadliest Weapon Pretend It's On A Lazy River RideRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 20 | Jalopnik

    Russia's new RS-24 "Yars" intercontinental ballistic missile, which entered service in 2010, is one of the most destructive weapons mankind has ever produced. Here it can be seen being leisurely ferried across a river on a barge, as if it's just going for a calm ride on the lazy river.

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  18. Work, Swedish Defense Minister Discuss NATO, Military CooperationRead the original story

    Wednesday May 20 | Official Wire News

    Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work discussed ways to deepen military-to-military cooperation, NATO partnership initiatives, regional security and other defense priorities with Sweden's Minister of Defense Peter Hultqvist at the Pentagon today according to a DoD news release. During the 30-minute meeting, Work assured Hultqvist of the U.S. commitment to bilateral cooperation, NATO's Enhanced Opportunity Partner Initiative as it relates to Sweden, and deterring Russian aggression, the release said.

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  19. Pentagon Says 2013 Chinese Launch May Have Tested Antisatellite TechnologyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 19 | SPACE.com

    The U.S. Defense Department is suggesting that the May 2013 launch of a Chinese rocket that it branded at the time as suspicious was a test of a technology designed to counter or destroy satellites in geosynchronous orbit. China characterized the launch as a scientific sounding rocket mission, but the U.S. Air Force said the vehicle's trajectory was inconsistent with that explanation.

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  20. Real-Life 'Captain America' Saves Victims from Fiery Crash: See the VideoRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 2, 2015 | KGWN

    A Fort Bragg soldier is being hailed as a hero for rescuing three people after a weekend collision in eastern Chatham County, North Carolina. A car and an SUV collided on O'Kelly Chapel Road near Cary on Sunday afternoon when, according to the State Highway Patrol, the SUV driver tried to pass another vehicle.

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