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President Obama to Send 300 Military Advisers to Iraq

President Barack Obama has pledged to send as many as 300 special forces to assist Iraq’s military in its efforts to stop al-Qaeda-linked insurgent activity, the Washington Post reported Thursday. The President also reiterated that U.S. combat troops will not return to Iraq and that U.S. will hold back on …

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Israel Urges US to Advance Military Aid Negotiations

Israeli defense officials have called on the U.S. government to move forward with a proposal to extend its military assistance to Israel beyond 2017, Reuters reported Friday. Dan Williams writes that such a military aid extension is intended to enable the Israeli military to work on a five-year strategy to …

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John McCain: U.S. Military Support in Iraq Should Continue

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) believes the U.S. should continue to assist the Iraqi government in stopping civil war and political unrest in the Middle Eastern nation, he told CNN in an interview aired Sunday. McCain told CNN’s “State of the Union” program that the White House should offer Iraq other forms …

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U.S. Offers $20M Boost in Philippine Military Aid

The U.S. will increase its annual military aid package to the Philippines from $30 million to $50 million in fiscal 2014, Reuters reported Wednesday. Manuel Mogato writes the Philippines is considering acquiring a third Hamilton-class warship to boost naval patrols amid a territorial dispute between the country and China. “For …

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