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David Welna

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Hostage Deaths Call U.S. Drone Program Into Question

Friday, April 24, 2015

The unintended deaths of two hostages in a U.S. drone strike has reignited the debate over the tactic. President Obama said the program would be reviewed though it's not clear what that means.

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Lawmakers Urge Boehner To Act On Obama's Use Of Force Request

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Two months after Congress held hearings on President Obama's proposal for an authorization of military force against the self-declared Islamic State, Congress has done precisely nothing.

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Congressional Battle Brews Over Bill To Extend NSA Data Collection

Thursday, April 23, 2015

A key provision in the USA Patriot Act that allows the NSA to collect and store bulk phone records is set to expire June 1. Senate GOP leaders are pushing to renew that provision for another 5 years.

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Experts Divided Over Iran's Cyberactivity Since Start Of Nuclear Talks

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The U.S. government and cybersecurity companies agree that Iran has greatly improved its cyberattack capability over the past two years.

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Obama, Senate Compromise Gives Congress A Say On Iran Nuclear Deal

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

A Senate committee voted for a bill that gives Congress a review of the Iran nuclear accord. The president had threatened to veto such a bill but it was amended to address some of his objections.

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Senate Panel Backs Bill To Allow Congressional Review Of Iran Deal

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is expected to vote Tuesday on a bill that would give Congress a role in approving the Iran nuclear agreement.

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Senators To Review Bill Designed To Limit Iran Nuclear Deal

Monday, April 13, 2015

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will review bill Tuesday that intends to give Congress a voice on the Iran nuclear agreement.

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New START Nuke Deal With Russia May Be Aging โ€” But It's Not Over

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Five years have gone by since President Obama signed the nuclear treaty with then-Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. Long after negotiations reached their end, the deal's merits still provoke debate.

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How Congress Can Stop A Nuclear Deal With Iran

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

As President Obama unveiled a framework of a deal with Iran on its nuclear program, Congress was out of town. Next week, they're back and could prevent sanctions from being lifted.

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Congressional Lawmakers Insist Iran Nuclear Deal Be Put To A Vote

Friday, April 03, 2015

Republicans, and many Democrats as well, are skeptical the deal is good for the U.S. and its allies. Because the deal is not legally binding, it does not technically need the approval of Congress.

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Air War In Yemen May Come At The Expense of Coalition Against ISIS

Friday, March 27, 2015

Most of the members of the coalition conducting air strikes in Yemen, are also members of the U.S.-led coalition in Syria that's been waging an air campaign against the self-styled Islamic State.

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Hearing Set For Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl After Desertion Charges Filed

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Army has charged Bergdahl with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. Bergdahl disappeared from his unit in Afghanistan in 2009 and end up being held captive by the Taliban for five years.

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U.S. Military Charges Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl With Desertion

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

U.S. Army officials said Wednesday that Bergdahl's 2009 disappearance is considered a crime of desertion. Bergdahl was freed last May after being held captive by the Taliban for nearly five years.

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U.S. Weighs Its Responsibility When Afghan Forces Commit Abuses

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The U.S. has put Afghan security forces in the lead in the fight against the Taliban. Despite that move, the U.S. must still take responsibility for their actions, including when they commit abuses.

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Syrian Rebels Will Face ISIS, But The U.S. May Not Have Their Backs

Saturday, March 14, 2015

The U.S. is about to start training moderate Syrian rebels to fight ISIS militants. But Obama's plan for fighting ISIS is mute on protecting that force against the Syrian regime of Bashar Assad.

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Senators Grill Obama Officials On Iran

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Despite President Obama's after-the-fact request for authorization from Congress to fight ISIS, a new AUMF won't necessarily just be backward-looking. A Senate panel talked with officials Wednesday.

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Report: Recent Guantanamo Releases Less Likely To Reengage In Terrorism

Friday, March 06, 2015

The data show former detainees a bit more likely to join insurgents than they were six months earlier. But the most recently-released are less likely to do so.

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House Panel Questions Gen. Campbell About Readiness Of Afghan Force

Friday, March 06, 2015

Congress wants to know whether the U.S. military tried to hide problems with the Afghan military force. Afghans are leading the fight against the Taliban โ€” with U.S. troops mostly in the background.

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Families Of Sept. 11 Victims Watch Guantanamo Hearings With Mixed Feelings

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Five men are charged with planning the Sept. 11 attacks. When they appear for proceedings in Guantanamo Bay, people who lost loved ones that day are flown down to the courtroom to bear witness.

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'No End In Sight' For Sept. 11 Proceedings At Guantanamo Bay

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Endless preliminary motions, official shenanigans and a lack of legal precedent have mired the recently created war court in fitful proceedings. It could be years before the case ever goes to trial.

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