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White House Considers Afghan Troop Withdrawal

Amid consistent signaling that the administration will deploy several thousand additional soldiers to the Afghan war zone, inability to agree on a strategy has brought about discussion of a troop withdrawal, an option long thought to be beyond the pale for Washington policymakers.

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Will Trump Hold Off Sending More Troops to Afghanistan?

During a visit to the Pentagon last week, President Trump said he may not send additional soldiers to Afghanistan, in spite of consistent reports to the contrary.

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Iran to America: Stop Worrying About Us, Your Government Is About to Collapse

Iranian officials have struck back at the Trump administration’s verbal attacks on Iran, suggesting the U.S. should worry about its own domestic problems before turning a critical eye towards them.

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Threats Fly After North Korean Missile Test, Russia and China Urge De-escalation

The North Korean government carried out a successful ballistic missile test on Tuesday that could prompt an American military response, according to recent warnings from U.S. officials.

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Russia, Syria Respond to White House Chemical Attack Allegation, Threaten Retaliation

The Syrian and Russian governments have responded to allegations by White House officials made earlier this week that the Syrian regime was planning to carry out a chemical weapons attack, with the Russians threatening retaliation to any “preemptive” American strike.

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4,000 Additional Troops to be Deployed to Afghanistan

In an attempt to turn around the war the Secretary of Defense says America is losing, the Pentagon will deploy 4,000 soldiers to Afghanistan, a Trump administration official said Thursday.

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U.S. Authorizes $12 Billion Arms Deal with Qatar

Just days after condemning the Gulf monarchy for its ties to terrorism, the Trump administration on Wednesday inked a deal with Qatar for three dozen American fighter jets, valued at $12 billion.

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Defense Secretary Mattis: “We Are Not Winning the War in Afghanistan”

Secretary of Defense James Mattis said the United States was not winning the war in Afghanistan in Congressional testimony on Tuesday, vowing to offer a new strategy to lawmakers this summer that will call for the deployment thousands of additional troops to the country.

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If Civilian Deaths Are “Facts Of Life” For US, Why Aren’t They For Russia And Syria?

What we have here is yet another typical case of unmitigated hypocrisy on the part of the United States.

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Talks with Turkey Highlight America’s Two-Faced Foreign Policy

Just two days after announcing it would begin direct arms transfers to the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) fighting in Syria, in talks in London the Trump administration today told Turkish officials it would support them in their fight against the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK). The move to arm YPG fighters had Ankara apoplectic, as […]

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