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U.S. Army Captain Is Suing Obama Over Legality Of The War Against ISIS

Capt. Nathan Michael Smith, who is currently on active duty in Kuwait, says he is concerned that an "illegal" war "forces him to violate his oath to 'preserve, protect and defend' the Constitution."
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Presidential Candidates Offer Aggressive Strategies To Combat ISIS

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Nora Bensahel, a scholar in residence at American University's School of International Service, about the stated ISIS strategies of the remaining presidential candidates.
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TSA Boosts Number Of Security Staff, Aiming At Airport Bottlenecks

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson hopes that adding staff to security checkpoints will prevent longer wait times that had been projected for this summer.

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U.S. Mission In Iraq Called Into Question After Death Of Service Member

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Fred Kaplan of Slate about the American mission in Iraq. President Obama vowed the U.S. would not have a combat role when he sent American forces back to Iraq to fight ISIS.
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In Iraq, Sectarian Militias Threaten To Distract From Fight Against ISIS

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with intelligence expert Derek Harvey about what recent instability in Baghdad means for the United States.
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CIA 'Live Tweets' Bin Laden Raid On 5th Anniversary

Osama bin Laden was killed in May 2011. The Internet isn't sure that reconstructing the raid through tweets was the best idea. However you remember that day, here are some things to keep in mind.
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Even For Those Here Legally, High Stakes And Few Protections In Immigration Court

After conviction, non-citizens face deportation in a second system of justice that has different rules and fewer protections. NPR followed one man — and his family — through the process.
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Rising Incarceration Rate Isn't Reducing Crime, Says Report

A report from the Council of Economic Advisors suggests longer sentences increases rates of recidivism, resulting in little impact on crime rate. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with CEA chief Jason Furman.
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U.S. Releases Final Report On Deadly Hospital Attack In Afghanistan

The Pentagon released its final report into what it called the accidental destruction of a hospital in Afghanistan last year that killed more than 40 people. More than a dozen troops were disciplined, but none are facing courts-martial or other punishment beyond reprimands expected to end their careers.
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Senate Critics Question Legality Of Military Operation In Syria

Critics in the Senate charge that, of all the foreign forces operating in Syria today, the Russians are on the most solid legal ground. Damascus has invited Russia to make its deployment, whereas neither Congress nor Syria has ever explicitly authorized any American military involvement there.

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