Middle East

Terrorist Leader Killed
3:55 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Idaho Soldier's Captor Reportedly Killed In Drone Strike

Intel Center

Originally published on Fri September 6, 2013 2:57 pm

According to news reports out of Pakistan, a U.S. drone attack has reportedly killed the militant commander believed to be holding Idaho soldier Bowe Bergdahl captive.

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Reaction To Syria
6:36 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Oregon Congressman Peter DeFazio's Reaction On Syria

Oregon Congressman Peter DeFazio.
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The Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved a measure today giving President Barack Obama the authority to carry out a strike on Syria. This comes after allegations that chemical weapons were used by the Syrian government. 

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Oregon Representatives On Syrian Action
4:56 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

Oregon's Schrader Opposes Strike On Syria

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President Obama is looking for support among members of Congress for limited military action in Syria. 

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Idaho Representatives On Syria Action
4:26 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

Idaho's Republicans In Congress Aren't Sold On Syria Action

US Senate. Sen. Jim Risch of Idaho questions Secretary of State John Kerry on the Obama administration's proposed military action in Syria.

Originally published on Wed September 4, 2013 2:39 pm

Members of Idaho's all-Republican congressional delegation aren't yet committing to a position on military action in Syria. But the direction most are leaning is against a resolution authorizing President Obama to use air strikes.

A spokesman for Sen. Mike Crapo says the Idaho Republican is skeptical of authorizing military force at this point, especially without a broad international coalition.

Crapo’s colleague, Sen. Jim Risch sits on the Foreign Relations Committee, which heard the Obama administration's arguments for action in Syria.

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Medal Of Honor Recipient
4:10 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

Spokane Native Receives Medal Of Honor

The White House. President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to Spokane native Ty Carter.

Originally published on Mon August 26, 2013 3:57 pm

Spokane native Ty Carter has received the nation’s highest military decoration. 

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Pintak Commentaries
6:01 am
Fri February 17, 2012

Indonesia's Lesson for Egypt: Lawrence Pintak

Dr. Lawrence Pintak, Founding Dean of the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University.

With Egypt racked by internal turmoil, as the country's transitional military council appears determined to hold on to power, many in the West worry about the future of democracy there. Middle East expert Dr. Lawrence Pintak, founding dean of the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University, is currently visiting Indonesia. He covered that country's 1998 revolution and he reflects on the lessons Indonesia holds for Egypt today.

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