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Rep. Tom Cole: Trump Needs Congressional Approval for Sustained Military Operations Against Islamic State Group

Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma) has said President Donald Trump should seek authorization from Congress to carry out future military operations against the Islamic State militant organization, Defense News reported Thursday. Joe Gould writes Cole, a member of the House Appropriations Committee’s defense subpanel and the House Budget Committee, made the …

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IHS Markit: Global Militant Attacks Up 25% From 2015 to 2016

A new report from IHS Markit says militant attacks worldwide rose from 18,987 in 2015 to 24,202 in 2016 with Syria and Iraq accounting for 45 percent of those attacks. IHS Markit said Tuesday the Islamic State organization constituted approximately 18 percent of the global militant attacks and accounted for …

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Former Congressman Mike Pompeo Assumes CIA Leadership

Mike Pompeo, former Kansas congressman, was sworn in as CIA director Monday after the Senate voted 66-32 in favor of his confirmation, The Washington Post reported Monday. Greg Miller writes Pompeo assumed leadership of the intelligence agency as the U.S. works to help address security challenges worldwide. Pompeo said during his nomination hearing that he would …

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US to Deploy 200 Troops for Counter-IS Efforts in Syria

The U.S. government will deploy approximately 200 additional troops to Syria in support of coalition efforts to remove the Islamic State militant group from the IS’ hub in Raqqa, DoD News reported Saturday. Shannon Collins writes Defense Secretary Ash Carter said at the Manama Dialogue in Bahrain that the additional forces will include special operations …

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