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Hillary Syria Fact Check: "Safe Zones" = "Ground Troops"

Robert Naiman | Posted 10.19.2016 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Hillary's claim that "nobody" supports sending U.S. ground troops to Syria was fundamentally misleading, because whoever calls for the U.S. to establish a "safe zone" in Syria -- as Hillary did in her previous utterance to which Sanders was responding -- is calling for "ground troops."

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Turkey, Reluctant Partner In Obama's ISIS Strategy, Frustrates U.S. Officials | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Turkey, with its resources, geographic position and potential regional sway, is uniquely suited to be the West's key partner against the...

Lloyd Austin: The First African-American to Lead U.S. Central Command

Valerie Jarrett | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics
Valerie Jarrett

Today, General Lloyd Austin became the first African-American to lead the U.S. Central Command, which has a wide-ranging area of responsibility for 20 countries in the Middle East and southwest Asia. His appointment is effective immediately.