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GAO: Pentagon violated law with Bergdahl swap

Posted: 08/21/2014 - Congressional investigators say the Pentagon violated the law when it swapped five Taliban leaders for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held prisoner in Afghanistan for five years.

Militants asked $132.5 million ransom

Posted: 08/21/2014 - A U.S. official says the Islamic State militants who beheaded American journalist James Foley in Syria had demanded $132.5 million -- or 100 million Euros-- in ransom for his release.

US launches more airstrikes in Iraq

Posted: 08/21/2014 - U.S. aircraft are continuing their assault on Islamic State militants in Iraq, conducting six airstrikes overnight to help solidify Iraqi and Kurdish forces' efforts to retake and maintain control of the Mosul Dam.

US official: More airstrikes in Iraq

Posted: 08/20/2014 - A U.S. official says American fighter jets and drones conducted nearly a dozen airstrikes in Iraq since Tuesday, even as Islamic State militants threatened to kill a second American captive in retribution for any continued strikes.

Iraq isn't Syria: Congress on board this time

Posted: 08/12/2014 - Little of the impassioned debate that fractured lawmakers a year ago over possible military intervention in Syria is happening now as American war planes strike extremist targets in Iraq.

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