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Bombshell Report Confirms US Coalition Struck A Deal With ISIS

It's a familiar pattern by now: yesterday's proxies become today's terrorists, which return to being proxies again, all as part of justifying permanent US military presence on another nation's sovereign territory.

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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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Civilian Casualties in Iraq and Syria Set to Double Under Trump

The number of civilian casualties inflicted in the U.S.-led coalition's war on the Islamic State is set to double under the Trump administration, according to Airwars, a group that monitors noncombatant deaths in Iraq and Syria.

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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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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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