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'Annoying' But Deadly? The Debate Over Killing ISIS's 'Twitter Tough Guys'
A year into the U.S. strategy to “degrade and destroy” ISIS , a debate has erupted among some counter-terrorism officials and experts over the value of hunting down the extremist group’s propagandists and “Twitter tough guys” alongside the most senior leaders in Syria and Iraq. In recent weeks the
The Note: All Eyes On Iowa
NOTABLES --IT'S A BIG DAY IN IOWA: The State Fair continues and the annual Iowa Wing Ding Dinner, an important Democratic event in the caucus process is tonight, ABC's SHUSHANNAH WALSHE notes. Four of the five Democrats running -- including Hillary Clinton -- will attend. It's an important event
Jeb Bush Says Taking Down Saddam Hussein Was 'Pretty Good Deal'
Today, Republican hopeful Jeb Bush uncharacteristically came out in favor of many of his brother's Iraq policies, offering a rare show of vigorous support. While speaking in a national security forum in Davenport, Iowa, the younger Bush defended the change he says George W. Bush's policies brought
The Note: Jeb Bush, A Family Matter
The Note 2/19/2015 The Note: Jeb Bush, A Family Matter By SHUSHANNAH WALSHE (@shushwalshe) NOTABLES JEB BUSH ANALYSIS–ABC’s RICK KLEIN: Can you be your own man while sharing a last name with other men with complicated legacies inside and outside your own...
Jeb Bush on Comparisons to Brother, Father: 'I Am My Own Man'
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush gave his first foreign policy address since indicating he is exploring a 2016 run for the White House and aimed to distinguish himself from his brother and father, both former presidents. He told the audience “I am my own man,” even though he is seeking guidance from
Wikileaks Releases CIA Report on High Value Targeting
Wikileaks has released a CIA document from 2009 analyzing the positive and negative effects of strikes against high value targets. The U.S. military has used high value targeting of insurgent leaders in Iraq and Afghanistan , and the CIA also uses drone strikes to target high value al Qaeda targets
Are We Winning the Fight Against ISIS?
ABC News' Alexander Marquardt reports on Gen. Martin Dempsey's surprise trip to Iraq, and retired Lt. Gen. Daniel Bolger and Col. Steve Ganyard analyze the U.S. strategy against ISIS.
Green Beret: 'Going Native' Was the Real Reason I Was Pushed Out
Special Forces Major Jim Gant Says Officers Looked for Excuses to Get Rid of Him, Found Them in Alcohol, Pills and Affair
Everything You Need To Know About The Hillary Interview
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES ‘WE JUST HAD TO KEEP WORKING REALLY HARD’: In an exclusive interview on “Good Morning America” today with ABC’s ROBIN ROBERTS, Hillary Clinton said the debt she and former President Bill Clinton faced after leaving the White House meant the...
Hillary Clinton Pushes Back Against Iraq Allegations In Bob Gates Book
In an exclusive interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer, Hillary Clinton took issue with the startling allegation in former Defense Secretary Robert Gates’ memoir that Clinton’s opposition to the 2007 Iraq troop surge was borne of politics. In Gates’ memoir, “Duty,” released in January, he wrote that he