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In Homeland SecurityIs It Time For A New Middle East Strategy?
The time has come for a new geopolitical strategy for the Middle East that focuses on a realistic approach utilizing all elements of U.S. national power.

In MilitaryVETERAN'S REVIEW: A Dog's Way Home
An unexpected parable on veteran homelessness and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) subtly hidden just below the sugary-sweet score and sentimental dialogue adds an unexpected (but welcome) dimension to this kids' movie.

In MilitarySuicide blast kills four Americans in Syria, a sign of remaining extremist danger
Four Americans were killed in a suicide attack in Syria on Wednesday, the largest loss of life in the Pentagon's war against Islamic State militants there and a sign of the potent threat that remains as the Trump administration begins to withdraw.

In MilitaryTrump could announce a second summit with North Korean leader within days
President Trump could announce a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as soon as Friday, following an expected meeting at the White House with a North Korean envoy, U.S. and Asian diplomats said Wednesday.

In MilitaryHow defeated is the Islamic State?
President Trump's decision to remove U.S. troops stationed in Syria was predicated on a seemingly simple argument: The Islamic State, the extremist group that once controlled large swatches of that country and Iraq, had been defeated.

In MilitaryPentagon seeks to expand scope and sophistication of U.S. missile defenses
The Trump administration is seeking to expand the scope and sophistication of American missile defenses on a scale not seen since President Ronald Reagan'sĀ "Star Wars" initiative in a new strategy that President Trump plans to roll out personally on Thursday alongside military leaders at the Pentagon.

EDM DigestEDM Wednesday Briefing: Ebola Outbreak Intensifies
Emergency and disaster management briefing for Jan. 16, 2019: the Ebola outbreak in the DRC is now the second-most deadly – and other news.

EDM DigestNorthern California Braces For Heavy Rain, Snow Storm
Light rain fell in some parts of Northern California Wednesday ahead of a Pacific storm expected to bring heavy rain and strong winds that could unleash mudslides at the site of the deadliest wildfire in state history.

Online Learning TipsHow to Write Successful Papers in Your Online Classes
Online students are often intimidated by major assignments such as term papers or lengthy theses. There are techniques that make writing your papers easier.

In Homeland SecurityU.S. Confirms American Troops Killed In Blast Claimed By Islamic State In Syria
U.S. service members were killed while conducting a routine patrol in the city of Manbij in Syria. ISIS has already claimed responsibility.

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