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After troops leave Afghanistan, U.S. will face challenges maintaining counterterrorism capability

As published by the Washington Post Missy Ryan,  Shane Harris and Paul Sonne April 17, 2021 at 10:34 a.m. MDT The military and intelligence agencies are racing to refine plans for countering extremist groups in Afghanistan following President Biden’s planned troop ...
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Iran not backing down in Middle East, US intel report says

As published by Al-Monitor April 14, 2021 Iran’s government is likely to continue to challenge Washington’s influence in the Middle East and pursue espionage within the United States in the coming years, according to an intelligence report newly released by ...
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Biden to withdraw all US forces from Afghanistan by 9/11

MivPiv/iStock (WASHINGTON) — President Joe Biden has decided to withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that prompted America’s longest war, officials said Tuesday. There are roughly 2,500 U.S. troops in ...
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Biden to withdraw all US forces from Afghanistan by Sept. 11

It marks the 20th anniversary of the attacks that prompted America's longest war ByBen Gittleson andMatt Seyler April 13, 2021, 2:07 PM President Joe Biden has decided to withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that prompted America's ...
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Army awards Microsoft $22 billion contract for futuristic goggles

As published by ABC News by Luis Martinez The Army has awarded Microsoft a contract that could be worth almost $22 billion for its futuristic goggles that give soldiers a new way to see the battlefield. Known as IVAS, the acronym for the Integrated ...
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Rise of Home-Grown Extremists

As published by "Here Now and the News" podcast by Jeremy Barmash with Mick Mulroy Amid the latest mass shooting incident in Colorado, this episode delves into extremist groups based in the U.S. My guest is Michael "Mick" Patrick Mulroy ...
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What Can the Biden Administration Do both to Regain Trust of the Intelligence Community and Positively Impact US Foreign Policy

By Don Parnell Contrary to many who believe President Biden’s arrival will be a boost to the intelligence community (IC), I, for one, do not believe this is the case.  Many of my friends and colleagues in the intelligence and ...
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An Uncertain Future: Prospects for ISIS Detainees in Syria and Iraq

As published by the Middle East Institute With Charles Lister, Eric Oehlerich, Vero Minonova, Sara Kayyali, and Mick Mulroy Two years after the territorial defeat of ISIS in Syria and Iraq, tens of thousands of fighters and associated civilians remain ...
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Analysis: How the US can combat the soldiering of children

As published by ABC News By MICK MULROY and ERIC OEHLERICH, ABC News, and SASHA LEZHNEV (NEW YORK) -- Stopping the use of child soldiers must be prioritized by the international community.  Children are among the most vulnerable groups in ...
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The American Response in the Sahel

By Tobias Armour The Sahel region of Africa cannot afford to lose a U.S. military presence.  The argument for U.S. troop reductions in Afghanistan and Iraq has merit. Still, there are very significant and distinct differences on the ground in ...
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