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Karen DeYoung and Missy Ryan, Washington Post: Fall of Ramadi raises new questions about U.S. strategy in Iraq

The fall of Ramadi to the Islamic State has raised new questions about the Obama administration’s Iraq strategy, including its efforts to resurrect Iraqi security forces and the focus of U.S. and Iraqi attention on retaking the city of Mosul by the end of this year.

President Obama was briefed on the latest developments during a National Security Council meeting Tuesday, according to a White House statement, although officials said no formal strategy review is underway.

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- May 20, 2015

Obama insists Islamic State strategy working as spokesman admits tweaks -- Washington Times

For US allies, paradigm shift in intelligence collection -- AP

Ukraine open to hosting missile-defense system -- AP

Russia Promises Response to US Missile Defense Systems in Ukraine -- Sputnik

Russia's Bal сoastal defense system to get 300-kilometer range missile — contractor -- ITAR_TASS

US, NATO's Growing Offensive Power Near Russia Creates Threats - Official -- Sputnik

Ukraine is severing military-technological cooperation with Russia — Prime Minister -- ITAR-TASS

Russian, Chinese Navy ships practise escort of vessels at drills in Mediterranean -- ITAR-TASS

U.S.: North Korea 'many years' from developing sub missile -- AP

North Korea's Submarine Problem -- Stratfor

U.S. considering 'permanent stationing' of THAAD in S. Korea: senior U.S. official -- Korea Herald

Kim Jong-Un Purges More North Korean Military Leadership As Soldiers' Food Rations Slip -- IBTimes

Poland to Spend $40Bln on Military Modernization by 2022 -- Sputnik

Air Force Getting Closer to Testing Hypersonic Weapon, Engineers Say -- Defense Tech

Pentagon to Prioritize Boeing Missile Defense Program -- DoD Buzz

U.S., Partners’ Missile Defense Capabilities Improving as Threats Increase -- USNI News

Air Force’s New Unmanned Strategy Has F-35 Pilots Flying Drones -- Defense Tech

Aircraft Carrier $370 Million Over Congressional Cost Cap -- Bloomberg

Air Force shelled out $14 billion to companies without finalized contracts -- Washington Business Journal

U.S. Navy Looks to Replace IBM Servers for Security After Lenovo Purchase -- WSJ

Obama frames global warming as national security threat -- AP

Drones best weapon against Al-Qaeda despite collateral damage – ex-CIA deputy -- RT

Inside the stunning fall and war-crimes investigation of an Army Green Beret war hero -- Washington Post

See document excerpts in the Army’s war-crimes case against a Green Beret war hero -- Washington Post

Now German spies say THEY were the ones who told the CIA where Osama Bin Laden was hiding -- Daily Mail

Former CIA chief on German Bin Laden report: “Rubbish, rubbish, rubbish” -- MSNBC

The CIA and the Myths of the Bin Laden Raid -- Peter Maass, The Intercept

McChrystal on the Rolling Stone scandal: ‘You’re going to find out who your friends are’ -- Dan Lamonthe, Washington Post

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