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Former Ambassador Ryan Crocker: Partitioned Iraq Is An Iranian Strategy

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with former U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker, dean at the Bush School of Government at Texas A&M University, about the idea of a partitioned Iraq.
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Obama Orders 450 Troops To Help Iraq Fight Self-Declared Islamic State

The United States will send an additional 450 troops to Iraq to act as trainers. The move comes not as a change in policy, but to speed up training and equipping of Sunni soldiers in Anbar province.
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Bush Talks Tough Against Russia In First Foreign Address

The likely 2016 GOP presidential contender also pushed for increased U.S. trade relations in the region.
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Watchdog Questions Whether TSA Can Do Its Job

Senators hear from the inspector general and whistleblowers about recent lapses.
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The Unfinished VA Hospital That's More Than $1 Billion Over Budget

The Colorado hospital has been in the works for a decade and has cost more than five times the original estimate. Funding runs out this week and it's not clear where additional money will come from.
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Latest Domestic Surveillance Issues Conjure Up Church Committee's Probe

Overreach by U.S. intelligence agencies and calls for more oversight — may sound like recent headlines but it happened 4 decades ago. The response: a landmark Senate inquiry by the Church Committee.
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Jeb Bush Faces His Own Foreign Policy Test With Europe Trip

The likely 2016 candidate hopes to avoid the mistakes that have haunted his other presidential rivals while separating himself from his brother.
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After Spending Millions On Communications, Homeland Security Fails Radio Test

The department has spent heavily so first responders from different agencies can communicate with one another. The Office of the Inspector General reports there's still a lot of static.
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Obama At G7: West Must Stand Up To 'Russian Aggression'

The president arrived in Bavaria for the summit, where Western leaders are due to discuss the situation in Ukraine and how to prevent Greece from defaulting on its sovereign debt.
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'Guardian' Editor: Edward Snowden 'Deserves Respect'

Alan Rusbridger, former editor-in-chief of the Guardian, was the man who decided to publish Edward Snowden's stolen data. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Rusbridger about how Snowden will be remembered.

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