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POLL: Where do you stand on U.S. strategy against ISIS?

The United States has telegraphed a strategy of coalition-building in the region around Iraq and Syria and elsewhere to support U.S. role, primarily in a training/air capability as most recently expressed, in the fight against ISIS, aka ISIL or Islamic State. Do you support?

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Truckers favor none-of-the-above option on Iraq

A small majority of Overdrive readers favor no U.S. intervention in the ongoing crisis in Iraq.

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A memorial to my brother

The story of 1LT James Lyons' death in military combat in Iraq, told in the voice of Wendy Parker's brother, SGT Lehi Benton.

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What is the right course for Department of Defense spending?

Is the plan Defense Secretary Hagel outlined appropriate, or should DOD stick to lower sequestration levels -- or take another route entirely? Tell us your thoughts in this poll.

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Poison sumac: Solution to Middle East crisis

"Either the Benadryl is working its magic, or a profound sense of clarity has come over me. I think I know how to end the crisis in the Middle East."

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Readers: Say no to intervention in Syria

As the drumbeat toward military strikes on Syria rose in late August 2013, nearly 60 percent of Overdrive readers indicated categorical opposition to any intervention.

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Drones: How do you view their use in combat operations?

As pundits debate the growing use of drones in countries that are at least ostensible U.S. allies -- Yemen, Pakistan -- this poll ask for your view of drone use all told by the United States military and/or CIA.

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Roundup: Return fire in owner-operator war, driverless trucks, truck-stop cuisine…

Independent rebuttal to prognosticators of insurmountable challenges of the owner-operator model; Driverless trucks: income opportunity?; Insurance: "we've got to stop this bill dead."

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Hot Buttons: Women in combat

What do you think about the Pentagon’s removal of the ban on women serving in combat roles in the military? Is it a good or bad idea, or just official recognition of a role women already play?

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