The Complex

Congressman Asks Pentagon to Probe Whether U.S. Paid for Bergdahl Release

A California Republican claims he has enough evidence suggesting that the U.S. government may have paid a ransom to secure the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to warrant investigation by the Defense Department's Inspector General.

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Pentagon: Iraqi Forces Can't Conquer Lost Territory On Their Own

The Pentagon is weighing airstrikes in Iraq because of a growing belief that Iraqi security forces will be unable to take back territory seized by the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham on their own, Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey said Thursday. 

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Blackwater's Descendants Are Doing Just Fine

Blackwater is no more. But its descendants live on -- and they're still raking in government money.

The company whose name is synonymous with some of the worst excesses of the Iraq war -- and which earned more than $1 billion protecting U.S. facilities and personnel during the conflict -- is back in the news because of an explosive New York Times story revealing that one of its top officials in Baghdad threatened to kill a State Department auditor who raised questions about its lucrative contracts.

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