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Obama delivers frank words about Africa's problems

...ABABA, Ethiopia - President Barack Obama arrived in East Africa with no big American aid packages, no ramped up U.S. military resources for fighting terror groups and no new initiatives with billions in government backing.Instead, he brought...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-29/obama-delivers-frank-words-about-afri
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US kills senior Khorasan Group leader

...the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, noting that al-Fadhli will not be easily replaced.The U.S. military has periodically targeted the group as part of its air campaign in Syria, beginning with eight strikes against Khorasan...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-22/us-kills-senior-khorasan-group-leader
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Why airlines keep pushing biofuels: They have no choice

...emissions to be half of what they were in 2005.Airlines would be one of the largest biofuel users, along with the U.S. military - the single largest energy consumer in the country - which has turned to the alternative fuels to help wean itself...

http://juneauempire.com/regional/2015-07-21/why-airlines-keep-pushing-biofuels-t
Regional News
US, Iran roll the dice, get a nuclear deal

...Little was accomplished in those early meetings. But it became clear that the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran or a U.S. military attack needed to be confronted first.Perhaps more important, the U.S. realized it might be able to deal with...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-19/us-iran-roll-dice-get-nuclear-deal
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Car bombing kills 17 civilians near US base in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan - A suicide car bombing near a U.S. military base in eastern Afghanistan that once hosted CIA employees killed at least 17 civilians Sunday, local officials said, the latest...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-13/car-bombing-kills-17-civilians-near-u
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Iran accord: 'New chapter' or a 'historic mistake'?

...building a bomb. The agreement could give Iran access to billions in frozen assets and oil revenue, stave off more U.S. military action in the Middle East and reshape the tumultuous region.The deal sets in motion a years-long test of Iran's...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-15/iran-accord-new-chapter-or-historic-m
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Senators quiz chiefs, criticize IS fight

...said that about a month ago the Iraqi forces were poised to start a counteroffensive in Ramadi but were persuaded by U.S. military leaders that they should wait to make sure their forces were ready."The Ramadi campaign, which about a month ago...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-08/senators-quiz-chiefs-criticize-fight
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4 Marines die in attack on military sites

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - A gunman unleashed a barrage of fire at a recruiting center and another U.S. military site a few miles apart in Chattanooga on Thursday, killing at least four Marines, officials said. The attacker was also killed...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-17/4-marines-die-attack-military-sites
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Outside editorial: Obama tinkers with failed Islamic State strategy

...State, helped by U.S. trainers and coalition air strikes.Last week, the president decided to send 450 more U.S. military trainers and support troops to a new base in Anbar province, an Islamic State stronghold. There are already 3...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-06-22/obama-tinkers-failed-islamic-state-st
Opinion
US program to train Syrian rebels losing ground

WASHINGTON - The U.S. military's program to train and equip thousands of moderate Syrian rebels is faltering, with fewer than 100 volunteers, raising questions...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-06-30/us-program-train-syrian-rebels-losing
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