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Happy Thanksgiving

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The American Security Council Foundation Board of Director's,
Senior Advisory Board and Staff wish you a very
Happy Thanksgiving.
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US Insists Post-2014 Afghan Mission Unchanged

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U.S. officials say the force level and dual missions of U.S. and NATO troops remaining in Afghanistan after December have not changed, despite media reports that more U.S troops will stay, and their rules of engagement will be expanded.

A Pentagon spokesman said that while U.S. forces will not specifically go after Taliban targets, anyone posing a threat to U.S. or Afghan forces will "become fair game."

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Two Americans Hit With IS-related Terrorism Charges

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U.S. prosecutors announced terrorism charges against two Somali-American men Tuesday, after one traveled to Syria allegedly to join Islamic militants fighting there, and the other was stopped at the airport allegedly on his way there.

The charges against Abdi Mohamed Nur and Abdullahi Yusuf come as U.S. officials have stepped up efforts to stem the flow of Americans trying to join the militants who have waged a brutal campaign of terror across Syria and Iraq.

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Saudi, UAE Signal no Push for OPEC Oil Cut

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OPEC leader Saudi Arabia and fellow member the United Arab Emirates signaled on Wednesday they were unlikely to push for a major change in oil output at the group's meeting this week to prop up prices that have collapsed by a third since June.

Saudi Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi said he expected the oil market “to stabilize itself eventually” after talks with non-OPEC member Russia on Tuesday yielded no pledge from Moscow to tackle a global oil glut jointly.

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Sources: Qatar Runs Covert Training Camp for Syrian Rebels

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At a desert base, Gulf state Qatar is covertly training moderate Syrian rebels with U.S. help to fight both President Bashar al-Assad and the Islamic State group and may include more overtly Islamist insurgent groups, sources close to the matter say.

The camp, south of the capital between Saudi Arabia's border and al-Udeid, the largest U.S. air base in the Middle East, is being used to train the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and other moderate rebels, the sources said.

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Islamic State Fighters Battle Iraqi Forces Near Baiji Refinery

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Islamic State insurgents battled Iraqi forces in the center of Baiji on Tuesday, a week after the army broke their prolonged siege of the country's largest oil refinery just outside the town, an army officer and residents said.

The renewed fighting in Baiji by the Islamist militants, who control thousands of square miles of territory in Iraq and Syria, appeared aimed at reimposing that stranglehold around the sprawling oil facility 4 kilometers (2 miles) to the north.

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