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Dexter Filkins’ longform inside look into the White House’s ongoing debate over what to do about Syria. 
Robert Ford, the US Ambassador to Syria, slipped secretly into northern Syria on Thursday in order to speak with opposition leaders. 
Syrian internet experienced a 19-hour blackout, but has been restored. 
Turkey is testing Syrians who seek medical care across the border for the effects of chemical weapons use.
PKK rebels have begun to leave Turkey following a truce. 
Four Filipino UN peacekeepers were seized in the Golan Heights.
Egyptian president Muhammad Mursi reshuffled his cabinet, increasing the influence of the Muslim Brotherhood.
A new hearing was held on Benghazi attacks.
Kenya has asked the ICC to halt the court proceedings against President Uhuru Kenyatta.
A UN peacekeeper was killed in eastern Congo.
Nigeria’s hunt for Islamists is highly costly to civilians, whose bodies are pouring into Nigeria’s morgues.
The US expanded its Iran sanctions again.
Iran unveiled a new drone.
Karzai has said that the US military is allowed to continue to keep bases in Afghanistan after the end of the combat mission. 
In the Pentagon’s annual report to Congress, direct accusations of cyberattacks were made against China. 
Thousands protested in Moscow against politically-motivated prosecutions. 
Northern Ireland’s leaders make plans for the peace walls to come down by 2023.
The upkeep for Guantánamo Bay comes in at $900,000 an inmate.
Military photos from inside the prison’s hunger strike.
The chief of the Air Force’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response program, Lt. Col. Jeffrey Kusinski, was arrested for… sexual assault.
A new report on sexual assault in the military shows a 6% increase in reported sexual assaults in 2012 and Pentagon estimates say that 26,000 women were sexually assaulted (up from estimates of 19,000 in 2011). 
17 nuclear missile launch officers at Minot Air Force Base have been removed from duty.
The question of where deceased Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev would be buried has been answered. He is apparently buried at a mystery location outside of Massachusetts.
On the relationship between Russia and the FBI.
The FBI is pushing for more eavesdropping and spying power, specifically more power to monitor online communication, a wish that seems likely to be granted. 
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Photo: Relatives of Iraqi Shi’ite fighter Diaa Mutashar al-Issawi mourn him Monday in Basra. Nabil Al-Jurani/AP.

This Week in War. A Friday round-up of what happened and what’s been written in the world of war and military/security affairs this week. It’s a mix of news reports, policy briefs, blog posts and longform journalism. Subscribe here to receive this round-up by email.

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Photo: Relatives of Iraqi Shi’ite fighter Diaa Mutashar al-Issawi mourn him Monday in Basra. Nabil Al-Jurani/AP.

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