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White House Calls James Foley's Murder a 'Terrorist Attack'

"If you come after Americans, we're going to come after you, wherever you are."

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Could Cop Cams Have Prevented the Rise of the Islamic State?

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The founder of Taser discusses the evolution of his company and its military future. By Patrick Tucker

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Does the News of Foley's Failed Rescue Put Troops At Risk?

Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Calif., said leak is "outrageous."

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Fedblog Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby says the department is "constantly assessing" how it handles arms sales to Israel.

Is Pentagon’s ‘Security Cooperation’ Office Too Cooperative With Israel?

Officials complained the Defense Department is a little too eager to ship arms to the U.S. Ally.

Nextgov Deployed from USS Bataan and arriving in Afghanistan with a heavy backpack, a Marine with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable), dons his backpack by laying his back on it.

Scientists Figure Out Why Grunts Groan

It’s the ever-increasing load, researchers at the International Congress on Soldiers' Physical Performance conclude.

Defense One Iraqi Shiite fighters prepare to fight ISIL militants in Jurf al-Sakhar, on Monday.

Airstrikes Not Enough to Defeat ISIL, Hagel Says

Defense Secretary Hagel said the U.S. would continue to attack the Islamic State and keep all options open, but the Pentagon is looking for greater regional support and nonmilitary means. By Kevin Baron

Chuck Hagel: ISIL Is 'Beyond Anything' The U.S. Has Seen

Obama administration officials signal a lengthy U.S. engagement in Iraq to fight the extremist group.

"We have to go in, and it's more than pin-prick airstrikes," Sen. John McCain , R-Ariz., said Thursday on Fox News.

GOP Hawks Push Obama to Up the Ante After Foley

Push includes new support for U.S. ground troops, if not (yet) a full-scale re-invasion of the country.

FBI Hostage Negotiators Share Their Insight on the James Foley Tragedy

Foley's murders have threatened to kill another one, Steven Sotloff, unless the U.S. ends its campaign against them.

Eric Holder Almost Gives the Ferguson Race Speech Obama Couldn't

"I am the Attorney General of the United States. But I am also a black man," Holder says.

U.S. Refused to Pay ISIL's Ransom Demands for James Foley

Captors sought $100 million and a prisoner exchange.

Defense One A screengrab from a militant website video Saturday, July 5, 2014, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, purports to show the leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, delivering a sermon at Iraq.

Gen. Allen: Destroy the Islamic State Now

What we’re facing in northern Iraq is only partly a crisis about Iraq. It is about the region and potentially the world as we know it. By Ret. Gen. John Allen

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