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Mattis Mocks Trump’s Bone Spurs and Love of Fast Food

By Christine Hauser

At an annual dinner where leaders poke fun at one another, the former defense secretary took jabs at the president’s description of him as “overrated.”

Clashes and Confusion Mar Attempt at Cease-Fire in Syria

By Patrick Kingsley and Carlotta Gall

A day after Vice President Mike Pence announced a pause in the battle between Turkish and Kurdish forces, there were conflicting reports of whether Turkish troops were advancing or holding fire.

In β€˜Cave-In,’ Trump Cease-Fire Cements Turkey’s Gains in Syria

By David E. Sanger and Eric Schmitt

The agreement, announced by Vice President Mike Pence, may stop the killing in the Kurdish enclave in northern Syria. But the cost to American influence is expected to be high.

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Our Republic Is Under Attack From the President

By William H. McRaven

If President Trump doesn’t demonstrate the leadership that America needs, then it is time for a new person in the Oval Office.

He Acquitted 5 Men of Murder, Then Shot Himself

By Hannah Beech and Ryn Jirenuwat

A judge’s dramatic act drew attention to his accusations that he was being pressured to unfairly convict five Muslims in Thailand’s insurgency-plagued south.

Russia Stops U.S. Diplomats en Route to a Nuclear Accident Site

By Ivan Nechepurenko

The diplomats were intending to travel to a remote town in the Russian Arctic, where a mysterious nuclear accident killed seven people in August, releasing radiation.

A Foreseen Calamity in Syria

President Trump’s troop withdrawal ignited a predicted outburst of chaos and carnage in the Middle East.

Bipartisan House Majority Condemns Trump for Syria Withdrawal

By Catie Edmondson

Republicans and Democrats delivered a rebuke to the president over his decision to pull back American troops inside Syria, an order many viewed as acquiescing to Turkey’s incursion against a United States ally.

β€˜I Don’t Need Lessons From You on Courage’: Pete Buttigieg Makes His Case

By Jennifer Steinhauer

On the Democratic debate stage Tuesday night, Mr. Buttigieg didn’t brag about his military service, but he did outflank his rivals.

The World Condemns Erdogan’s War on Kurds. But Turkey Applauds.

By Patrick Kingsley

Attacked abroad, and facing a raft of sanctions, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan may nevertheless be getting what he wants from Turkey’s invasion of Kurdish-held Syria.

Trump Lashes Out on Syria as Republicans Rebuke Him in House Vote

By Peter Baker and Catie Edmondson

President Trump again defends his decision to withdraw American troops, an order that many, including Republicans, have interpreted as acquiescing to Turkey’s incursion against a United States ally.

Turkey Urges Kurdish Fighters to Lay Down Their Arms

By Ben Hubbard

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on the Kurds to leave northeast Syria “this night.” He spoke as Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo were planning to visit Turkey, and as President Trump sought to distance himself from the conflict.

Unified Against Trump on Syria, Democrats Struggle to Define Alternate Strategy

By David E. Sanger

After decades of trying to prove their toughness on national security, the candidates described an allies-first, tough-on-Russia foreign policy. But many of them, too, want to withdraw from the Middle East.

Pence and Pompeo to Push Erdogan for Pullback From Syria

By Katie Rogers and Eric Schmitt

In meeting the Turkish leader, the vice president is expected to reiterate President Trump’s demand for a negotiated cease-fire.

How the U.S. Military Will Carry Out a Hasty, Risky Withdrawal From Syria

By Thomas Gibbons-Neff and Eric Schmitt

The Pentagon will have to disassemble combat bases that were built to stay for a mission that was supposed to last, and protect the troops as they withdraw amid a chaotic battlefield.