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U.S. selling 24 Apache helicopters to Iraq for use against militants

The Pentagon informed Congress on Monday it plans to sell 24 Apache attack helicopters to Iraq in a deal worth $4.8 billion to help Baghdad battle anti-government militants. Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki’s government has lobbied Washington for weapons and intelligence as it takes on Al-Qaeda-linked fighters in Anbar province…

Maddow: US quietly testing ‘scary new war in Pakistan’

Don’t get it twisted, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow essentially told her viewers Thursday night. “Borders matter” and “AfPak” is not the name of a single country. Contrary to popular and media opinion, America is now fighting in three countries: Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Since President Barack Obama took office, the US…