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Joseph Murphy

...awards and was so happy to be involved with saving a life.Joe was a member of the Alaska Army National Guard, and deployed to Iraq in 2005. He spent that year at Camp Victory in Baghdad where he was a machine gunner. That year changed his life dramatically...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000175531253
Iran deal defenders deliver petition to delegation

...Congress to hold an up-or-down vote on the deal.In columns to the Juneau Empire, Sullivan explained that when he served in Iraq, he saw the threat posed by newer improvised explosive devices called EFPs, or explosively formed projectiles.Those weapons...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-27/iran-deal-defenders-deliver-petition-de
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Iraq's economy hurt by IS war, low oil prices

...Karim al-Aboudi's family has seen Iraq's economy boom with oil wealth and bust...mirror those facing business owners across Iraq. As the country battles the Islamic State...And while austerity cuts have helped Iraq fund its military effort against the extremists...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-19/iraqs-economy-hurt-war-low-oil-prices
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Top general: US should consider embedding troops in Iraq

...range of topics, and spoke at length about Iraq and his frustrations as a commander who...take more aggressive military action in Iraq, saying the solution lies with political...said the U.S. could probably go into Iraq with enough force to defeat the Islamic...

http://juneauempire.com/regional/2015-08-12/top-general-us-should-consider-embed
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Bush: Clinton shares mistakes leading to Islamic State rise

...group to the departure of U.S. forces from Iraq in 2011. IS occupies a large swath of Iraq and Syria and has a presence elsewhere in the...her record-setting travels, she stopped by Iraq exactly once."Clinton has said she supported...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-12/bush-clinton-shares-mistakes-leading-
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Pentagon plans to increase drone flights by 50 pct.

...airstrikes and surveillance by drones over Iraq and Syria to battle the Islamic State group...The account funded some of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as some counterterrorism...expand the number of unmanned flights over Iraq and Afghanistan. To do that, it made...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-18/pentagon-plans-increase-drone-flights
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Violence in Turkey leaves at least 9 dead

...between security forces and rebels of the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, in the a wake of its campaign against PKK targets in Iraq in tandem with airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria. Hundreds of suspected militants have also been rounded up...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-11/violence-turkey-leaves-least-9-dead
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For Clinton, Biden, a long, tangled friendship

...haven't always agreed - most notably on Iraq. When Clinton put forth a plan to cut off funding to Iraq's military, Biden argued that it would...advocated his own plan for a decentralized Iraq."I think it would be a disaster if it...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-18/clinton-biden-long-tangled-friendship
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Despite skepticism, US confident it can monitor Iran deal

...massive misjudgments in intelligence that helped justify the Iraq war. Nearly every U.S. spy agency concluded with some level...programs. They were flat wrong.Officials point out that the Iraq war debacle led to changes. On Iran, for example, agencies...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-12/despite-skepticism-us-confident-it-ca
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Offensive line shuffles continue for Seahawks

...Seattle's roster as Gresham signed a new three-year contract with the team this offseason. Boyer did tours in Afghanistan and Iraq and was a member of the Green Berets. Boyer walked on to the football program at Texas and eventually won the starting job...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-08-19/offensive-line-shuffles-continue-seaha
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