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  • Col. Yehuda Hacohen. (photo credit:IDF SPOKESPERSON'S UNIT)

    This week Col. Yehuda HaCohen will be wrapping up his service as commander of the Sagi Brigade. 

    HaCohen worked for the last two years to prepare the brigade for scenarios that the IDF had never even thought of before.

    The Sagi Brigade sits on a 170 kilometer stretch watching over the Israeli-Sinai border. Under the Red Division, positioned in the Southern command, the brigade is responsible for watching over the western Negev.

  • The United States discarded its oft-misunderstood “two war” doctrine, intended as a template for providing the means to fight two regional wars simultaneously, late last decade. Designed to deter North Korea from launching a war while the United States was involved in fighting against Iran or Iraq (or vice versa,) the idea helped give form to the Department of Defense’s procurement, logistical and basing strategies in the post–Cold War, when the United States no longer needed to face down the Soviet threat. The United States backed away from the doctrine because of changes in the international system, including the rising power of China and the proliferation of highly effective terrorist networks.

    But what if the United States had to fight two wars today, and not against states like North Korea and Iran? What if China and Russia sufficiently coordinated with one another to engage in simultaneous hostilities in the Pacific and in Europe?

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    Seven months after a federal judge ordered the State Department to begin releasing monthly batches of the detailed daily schedules showing meetings by Hillary Clinton during her time as secretary of state, the government told The Associated Press it won't finish the job before Election Day.

    The department has so far released about half of the schedules. Its lawyers said in a phone conference with the AP's lawyers that the department now expects to release the last of the detailed schedules around Dec. 30, weeks before the next president is inaugurated.

    The AP's lawyers late Friday formally asked the State Department to hasten that effort so that the department could provide all Clinton's minute-by-minute schedules by Oct. 15. The agency did not immediately respond.

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    Writing in the German daily "Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung," Steinmeier said he wanted to avert a "new and dangerous arms race" to ensure peace in Europe and beyond.

    He said a new nonproliferation deal on conventional arms would be "a proven means for transparency, risk prevention and trust building."

    In an apparent reference to Russia's annexation of the Crimea region of Ukraine, Steinmeier accused Moscow of violating basic, non-negotiable principles of peace, breaking delicate bonds of trust, painstakingly built up over decades.

  • In back-to-back interviews with Fox News, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange criticized the U.S. media for "incredible politicization" in its coverage of the presidential election, and vowed there are more shoes to drop before the Nov. 8 vote.

    Assange appeared Friday morning on "Fox & Friends," where he said "significant" information would be published on the site regarding Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, but did not specify what it would be.

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“The men who have done the most for God in this world have been early on their knees. He who fritters away the early morning, its opportunity and freshness, in other pursuits than seeking God will make poor headway seeking Him the rest of the day. If God is not first in our thoughts and efforts in the morning, He will be in the last place the remainder of the day.” 
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