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Littwin: Cruelty, shock escalate stakes in Iraq

  NOW we know what could go wrong in Iraq. What could go horribly, horribly wrong. The beheading of journalist Jim Foley by the Islamic State...

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell repeal a done deal despite GOP stall...

Colorado US Senator Mark Udall on Thursday denounced a move by Republican members of the House seeking to postpone repeal of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" military policy that bars gay soldiers from serving openly. The policy was lifted by lawmakers last December, a move spearheaded by Udall, and is set to end officially this Tuesday according to a plan drawn up and followed over roughly the last year by military leaders. Yet, in a letter today, House Armed Services Committee Chair Buck McKeon and Military Personnel Subcommittee Chairman Joe Wilson asked Defense Secretary Leon Panetta to, essentially, turn in paperwork to them before allowing the repeal to take effect.
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