Jamie Tarabay

Al Jazeera America

Guest

Senior staff writer at Al Jazeera America and author of A Crazy Occupation: Eyewitness to the Intifada; former contributing editor at Atlantic Media; former White House Managing Editor for National Journal; former Baghdad Bureau Chief for National Public Radio

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Yesterday, General Martin Dempsey, Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told a Senate committee he might have to ask the President for ground troops to go back to Iraq, this time to…

Obama Promises No Ground Troops in Iraq

Yesterday, General Martin Dempsey, Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told a Senate committee he might have to ask the President for ground troops to go back to Iraq, this time to…

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With Hamid Karzai termed out of office, eight candidates are running for president of Afghanistan.

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With Hamid Karzai termed out of office, eight candidates are running for president of Afghanistan.

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Fethullah Gülen  is an Islamic spiritual leader said to influence millions of Turks, including members of the police and the judiciary.

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Fethullah Gülen is an Islamic spiritual leader said to influence millions of Turks, including members of the police and the judiciary.

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