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Key Reads Lawmakers introduce bicameral ISIS war authorization Kristina Wong / The Hill Two House lawmakers on Thursday introduced a measure to authorize military force against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), making it the first bipartisan and bicameral...

What We Are Reading

Key Reads Pentagon to send 100 more troops to Iraq Andrew Tilghman and Leo Shane III / Military Times The U.S. military will send up to 100 additional troops to Iraq in the form of an “expeditionary targeting force” that will conduct direct raids on Islamic State...

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Key Reads Global Anti-ISIS Alliance Begins to Emerge Nathan Hodge, William Horobin, and Philip Shishkin / The Wall Street Journal France, Russia and the U.S. moved beyond talk of cooperation and into the far more difficult realm of action, as the “grand and single...

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Key Reads Russia’s Syria Propaganda Anna Borshchevskaya / Forbes News about Syria quickly replaced news about Ukraine. It became a new drug, or as political analyst Andrei Piontkovsky said, an “imperial narcotic” that allows the public to “forget about the failed...

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Key Reads Can the U.S. Military Halt Its Brain Drain? David Barno and Nora Bensahel / The Atlantic The Pentagon worries its rigid personnel system is driving away the officers it will need for the conflicts of the 21st century. U.N. expects Europe’s refugee flow to...