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U.S. Ambassador recovering after knife attack

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 8:30am 3/5/2015 at 8:30am

U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert is recovering from injuries he sustained in a knife attack that occurred while he was at a breakfast meeting in Seoul.

Pictures capturing the aftermath are pretty gruesome:

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How Does a Community Organizer Fight Terrorism?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 23, 2015 at 12:00pm 2/23/2015 at 12:00pm

Now that the White House has concluded its summit on violent extremism, the State Department is soliciting the public for ideas on how to combat extremism.

Via The Right Scoop:

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State Department Botched Yemen Embassy Evacuation

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 8:30am 2/19/2015 at 8:30am

Over the past few weeks, we’ve covered the devolution of the strategically important state of Yemen. Iranian-backed Houthi rebels evolved from regional threat to occupying force, taking control of the capital city of Sana’a as well as oil-rich lands well outside their original territory in the northern part of Yemen.

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State Department spokeswoman digging hole to rival the Grand Canyon

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 10:00am 2/18/2015 at 10:00am

On Monday, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf insisted that the only way we’ll be able to defeat ISIS is by ensuring the terrorists have jobs and opportunities—a statement that would be hilarious if it were on SNL and not an actual thing that Administration officials believe in real life.

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State Department: ‘We cannot win this war by killing’ ISIS

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 12:30pm 2/17/2015 at 12:30pm

State Department Spokeswoman Marie Harf is at it again.

Last night, Harf sat down with Chris Matthews who had several straightforward questions about how the U.S. plans to deal with ISIS. It was one of those wonderful moments where Matthews was absolutely right.

“How do we stop this? … If I...

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Standoff in Yemen ends, compromise reached (for now)

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 9:03pm 1/21/2015 at 9:03pm

Yesterday, State Department officials in Yemen were preparing for the possibility of evacuation. Houthi rebels had laid siege to the presidential palace, and later held President Hadi captive in his own home. The United States Embassy was fired upon, and the Navy was on alert.

Earlier today, however, the Houthi...

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President ignores Yemen, Feinstein Calls for Embassy Evacuation

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 8:30am 1/21/2015 at 8:30am

Sometimes, more can be learned from what a world leader fails to say.

One of the topics President Obama failed to cover in his State of the Union address is the situation in Yemen, a country that has descended so far into chaos that two

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Which Extremists Are The White House Talking About?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 8:30am 1/13/2015 at 8:30am

Following the terror attacks in Paris by Islamic radicals, the Obama administration is preparing for a summit on “extremism” which is leaving many people wondering one thing. Who are they talking about?

Byron Tau of the Wall Street Journal:

White House to Convene Summit on Violent Extremism

The White House will convene a summit...

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State Dept to ISIS recruits: This is your life, this is your life on ISIS

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 8, 2014 at 3:22pm 9/8/2014 at 3:22pm

The Islamic State, otherwise known as “ISIS” or “ISIL,” made a name for itself earlier this summer via graphic videos showing the beheadings of American hostages Steven Sotloff and James Foley. The atmosphere of terror created by ISIS in northern Iraq and Syria has helped the group draw in millions of...

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