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Vietnam soldiers to receive Medal of Honor

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will bestow the Medal of Honor on a pair of soldiers for their acts of bravery in the Vietnam War. The medals will be given to Army Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie G. Adkins and Army Spc. Donald P. Sloat. Adkins, who served 22 years and lives in Alabama, planned [...]

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Can Obama wage war without consent of Congress?

  WASHINGTON (AP) — As a U.S. senator from Illinois running for the White House in 2007, Barack Obama sponsored a resolution to prohibit President George W. Bush’s administration from taking military action against Iran unless it was explicitly authorized by Congress. His idea died in committee. Nearly seven years later, U.S. fighter jets and [...]

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Can Obama wage war without consent of Congress?

  WASHINGTON (AP) — As a U.S. senator from Illinois running for the White House in 2007, Barack Obama sponsored a resolution to prohibit President George W. Bush’s administration from taking military action against Iran unless it was explicitly authorized by Congress. His idea died in committee. Nearly seven years later, U.S. fighter jets and [...]

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Kerry says world won’t permit Islamic State romp

  BAGHDAD (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday that neither the United States nor the rest of the world will stand by and watch the Islamic State militant group spread its evil. “This is a fight that the Iraqi people must win, but it’s also a fight that the rest of the [...]

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Obama to outline strategy on Islamic State

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama plans to begin laying out his strategy for defeating Islamic State militants expanding their grip in Iraq and Syria. He’ll outline his evolving tactics when he meets with congressional leaders from both parties at the White House on Tuesday, Sept 9th and then delivers a speech Wednesday, [...]

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NATO approves new force aimed at deterring Russia

  NEWPORT, Wales (AP) — Seeking to counter Russian aggression, NATO leaders approved plans Friday to create a rapid response force with a headquarters in Eastern Europe that could quickly mobilize if an alliance country in the region were to come under attack. NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said a command headquarters would be [...]

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Putin: Ukraine must withdraw, rebels must halt

  KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A day ahead of a NATO summit, Russian President Vladimir Putin issued his own peace plan for eastern Ukraine, calling on the Russian-backed insurgents there to “stop advancing” and urging Ukraine to withdraw its troops from the region. Hours earlier, Ukraine had issued a vague statement about agreeing with Putin [...]

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Obama: US ‘unwavering’ in commitment to NATO

  TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — President Barack Obama proclaimed an unwavering and permanent U.S. commitment to the security of its NATO allies, as he mounted a show of solidarity Wednesday with European nations anxious about Russia’s aggression in Ukraine. During a visit to Estonia, Obama also announced the U.S. would send more Air Force units [...]

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