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The Obama administration is weighing deeper intervention in Syria, reports The New York Times.

Former Sen. Chuck HagelCharles (Chuck) Timothy HagelPentagon documents hundreds of serious misconduct cases against top brass Obama defense sec: Trump's treatment of Gold Star families 'sickens' me The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE (R-Neb.) is being vetted for a possible top national security post. [Foreign Policy]

U.S. ally Qatar is increasingly supporting Islamists, The Washington Post reports.

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