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Syrian town to receive reinforcements from Free Syrian Army


  • Yahoo
  • Al Jazeera
  • Reuters
  • Voice of America

Turkey will allow 1,300 fighters from the Free Syrian Army to join Kurdish forces seeking to maintain control of the Syrian town of Kobani. Read More

Defense panel: U.S. security faces "train wreck"


  • Army Times

The National Defense Panel has warned that increasing threats around the world, including Islamic State and Ebola, will outpace the limits of U.S. defense spending. "We saw a train wreck coming when w… Read More

Calif. city manager steps down to move to Wyo.


  • Press Democrat (Santa Rosa, Calif.), The

Marjie Pettus, city manager of Healdsburg, Calif., has announced her resignation, effective by year-end. Pettus, who has managed the city for six years, is moving because her husband has taken a job i… Read More