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U.S. journalist thankful for work to secure freedom

A U.S. journalist speaking publicly for the first time since his release from a Syrian extremist group said Wednesday that he was overwhelmed to learn that so many ‘brave, determined and big-hearted’ people were behind efforts to secure his release. Re… Read more at: Veteran Linked Local Network

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Veterans groups say Ottawa spending too much remembering old wars

A growing number of Canadian veterans’ groups are upset that the federal government is spending millions commemorating old wars while current veterans are suffering from post-traumatic stress and other issues that they say are not being dealt with. “I think it’s obscene,” said Michael Blais, the president of Canadian Veterans Advocacy after attending a small, […]

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Two heroes from Vietnam will receive Medal of Honor

Two soldiers who served in Vietnam will receive the Medal of Honor in a Sept. 15 ceremony, the White House announced Tuesday. A third soldier, who fought in Gettysburg during the Civil War, will also receive the top valor award. Read more at: airforcet… Read more at: Veteran Linked Local Network

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		The U.S. has begun surveillance flights over Syria after President Barack Obama gave the OK, U.S. officials said, a move that could pave the way for airstrikes against Islamic State militant targets there.
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US Surveillance Planes Reportedly Fly Over Syria

The U.S. has begun surveillance flights over Syria after President Barack Obama gave the OK, U.S. officials said, a move that could pave the way for airstrikes against Islamic State militant targets there. Read more at: Military Top Stories Center Read more at: Veteran Linked Local Network

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Syrian official warns U.S.: No unilateral airstrikes

Syria said Monday it was ready to help confront the rising threat from the Islamic State group, but warned the United States against carrying out airstrikes without Damascus’ consent, saying any such attack would be considered an aggression. Read more … Read more at: Veteran Linked Local Network

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Iraq premier-designate: Militias must follow state

Iraq’s prime minister-designate called Monday on the country’s numerous Shiite militias and tribes to come under government control and stop acting independently, as violence killed at least 58 people in areas where the Muslim sect dominates. Read more… Read more at: Veteran Linked Local Network

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