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Today β€” January 17th 2019Your RSS feeds

Trump Heads to Pentagon to Announce Expansion of Missile Defenses

By WILLIAM J. BROAD and ANNIE KARNI

The costly plans come in the midst of the longest government shutdown in history and while the Pentagon’s leadership is in flux.

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The U.S. Withdrawal From Syria: Here's the Latest

By MEGAN SPECIA

If anyone had any illusions about just how complicated a U.S. withdrawal from Syria might be, they were unlikely to retain them after the latest bad news out of the war-torn country.

ISIS Attack in Syria Kills 4 Americans, Raising New Worries About Troop Withdrawal

By ERIC SCHMITT, BEN HUBBARD and RUKMINI CALLIMACHI

Critics of President Trump’s drawdown plans said his claim of victory over the Islamic State may have emboldened its fighters and encouraged the suicide bombing that killed 19 people.

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Trump Discussed Pulling U.S. From NATO, Aides Say Amid New Concerns Over Russia

By JULIAN E. BARNES and HELENE COOPER

The president’s repeatedly stated desire in private to withdraw from the alliance has raised concerns among officials who fear he may revisit the threat.

China Is a Dangerous Rival, and America Should Treat It Like One

By DEREK SCISSORS and DANIEL BLUMENTHAL

Enough with the endless talks and handshakes. We need to untie the American economy from China.

Trump Threatens to β€˜Devastate Turkey Economically’ if It Attacks Kurds

By THOMAS GIBBONS-NEFF

In tweets, the president threatened the NATO ally and seemed to offer a blanket of protection for a band of American-backed militias in Syria after U.S. forces leave.

Pentagon Officials Fear Bolton’s Actions Increase Risk of Clash With Iran

By ERIC SCHMITT and MARK LANDLER

At the direction of its leader, John Bolton, the National Security Council asked the Pentagon last year to provide military options to strike Iran after militants hit an empty American lot in Baghdad.

Israel, in Rare Admission, Confirms Strike on Iranian Targets in Syria

By ISABEL KERSHNER

By lifting the veil on its campaign to curb Iranian influence in the region, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared to be trying to convey confidence during his re-election campaign.

The Man Who Humbled Qassim Suleimani

By BRET STEPHENS

An interview with Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot, Israel’s chief of staff.

A Timeline of U.S. Military Involvement in Syria

How long have American troops been in Syria and what is their mission? Here’s a look back at the military’s recent involvement there as the White House attempts to withdraw U.S. forces.

U.S. Equipment, but Not Troops, Begins Exiting Syria in Chaotic Withdrawal

By ERIC SCHMITT, THOMAS GIBBONS-NEFF and BEN HUBBARD

Officials said the number of American troops might actually increase in Syria, to help protect the final withdrawal — a process that is still expected to take at least four to six months.

Fact-Check of the Day: The Inaccuracies in Pompeo’s Cairo Speech

By LINDA QIU

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s criticism of the Obama administration’s response to Iran’s “Green Movement” was exaggerated, and his claim that the Trump administration has been “clear” about withdrawing troops from Syria ignored clearly contradictory statements.

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