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House GOP and Some Democrats Preparing to Slam Obama for Bergdahl Swap

House Armed Services Committee will mark up a resolution Tuesday condemning the president for negotiating with terrorists.

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Obama Finally Floats a Refugee Plan As Support for Deportation Grows

Obama administration officials are considering a plan that would allow Hondurans under 21 to apply for refugee status from their home country, without having to make the dangerous trek to America.

The Number of Foreign Fighters in Syria Now Exceeds 12,000 and Rising

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Syria is now the ‘predominant battleground for extremists‘ plotting Western attacks as foreign fighters increase 50 percent since April, says U.S. counterterrorism director. By Kevin Baron

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Defense One Demonstrators in front of the Supreme Court dress as detainees to protest against the military's detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Guantanamo's New Purgatory

If the Periodic Review Boards are to ever meaningfully review Guantanamo detainees' detention, they must address these issues of delay, transparency, and legitimacy. By Zak Newman

Flowers lie on the wrecked fuselage at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 near the village of Hrabove, eastern Ukraine.

Russia Accuses the U.S. of Faking MH17 Evidence

Anatoly Antonov, deputy defense minister, said that U.S. intelligence did not do diligent research, and instead "mostly cited social networks."

Daniel Ellsberg, releaser of the Pentagon Papers

Daniel Ellsberg: Snowden Kept His Oath Better Than Anyone in the NSA

That sort of civic courage should inspire other Americans to follow suit, he said.

What Would the National Guard Actually Do at the Border?

White House calls the move 'symbolic' and says it is intended to 'generate headlines.'

Defense One Central American migrants board a northbound freight train in Ixtepec, Mexico.

Central American Leaders Push Obama, Congress for Security Assistance

Amid political paralysis over border security in Congress, the White House and DOD are forging ahead with Central American counterparts to address the crisis. By Molly O’Toole

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Sen. Robert Menendez

Lawmakers Attack Obama Administration’s Strategy in Iraq

Members of Congress doubt Iraqi government can root out terrorists.

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SPECIAL EVENT - The New Battleground: Veterans

Defense One is teaming up with the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America for a special event on July 30 on the future of veterans. By Kevin Baron

David Ben-Gurion Airport is Israel's largest airport.

FAA Lifts Ban on Flights to Israel

John Kerry left the region Wednesday, saying some progress was made on a ceasefire.

The damage from the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas is seen from helicopters.

The Safety Agency At War With Itself

Personnel disputes are tearing the Chemical Safety Board apart.

Defense One ISIL militants in a convoy drive into Iraq's Anbar Province, on January 10, 2014.

ISIL Is Now a ‘Full Blown Army’ in Iraq

House lawmakers grilled State and Pentagon officials to find out why the Obama administration has failed to stop ISIL from carving up Iraq and Syria. By Ben Watson

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