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Publishing on the Web is a fairly iterative process. ...NYT ...Not too long ago, reporters were the guardians of scarce facts delivered at an appointed time to a passive audience. Today we are the managers of an overabundance of information and content, discovered, verified and delivered in partnership with active communities. summer 2012 issue of Nieman Reports from Harvard, --- THE FIX by Chris Cillizza, WAPO blogger, quoting Matt Drudge: “We have entered an era vibrating with the din of small voices,” he said in the speech. “Every citizen can be a reporter.” Later, he added: “The Net gives as much voice to a 13 year old computer geek like me as to a CEO or Speaker of the House. "

Iran not Russia: Deir al-Zour hit by Iranian missiles

IS has moved most of its leaders to al-Mayadin in Syria’s Euphrates Valley, southeast of the group’s besieged capital there, Raqqa. Among the operations moved to al-Mayadin, about 80 km (50 miles) west of the Iraqi border, were its online … Continue reading

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CIA talked to Syria: Pompeo-Mamlouk call

Mike Pompeo reportedly conducted secret telephone conversations with Syrian General Intelligence Director (GID) General Ali Mamlouk in February.   The Pompeo-Mamlouk call would represent the highest-level communication between the two governments in years. It also is surprising given the widespread allegations … Continue reading

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Pakistan not Russia…Pakistan not an ally?

  The Trump administration may withhold at least some assistance to Pakistan.The potential U.S. pivot to a more assertive approach would be sharply different than the approach taken at the start of the Obama administration, when U.S. officials sought to … Continue reading

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Next Year, in Mosul

@USArmy Col. Pat Work, deployed @CJTFOIR greets U.S. Senator Jack Reed who visited service members at Qayyarah West Airfield, Iraq, May 31. pic.twitter.com/BEXsyyEHpA — 2BCT, 82nd Falcons (@2BCT_FALCONS) June 4, 2017   Additional forces from the 82nd Airborne Division will … Continue reading

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F-15E downs Shaheed-129 UAV

  The Shaheed-129 drone was armed and displayed hostile intent when it was intercepted by an F-15E Strike Eagle around 12:30 a.m. local time near the Syrian city of Tanf, according to U.S. Central Command. It was observed heading toward … Continue reading

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Warning after Bush F/A-18E shoots down Syrian SU-22 near Raqqa

  Russia announces it will target any plane from the US-led coalition flying west of the Euphrates river in Syria after the US military shot down a Syrian air force SU-22.   The U.S.-led coalition conducts missions in areas west … Continue reading

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Zintan frees Saif al-Islam

ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said: “I call on Libya and all other States, if in a position to do so, to immediately arrest and surrender Mr Gaddafi to the ICC.”   http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/06/saif-al-islam-gaddafi-freed-prison-zintan-170610190700610.html [June 11] The Abu Bakr al-Sadiq Brigade, a … Continue reading

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