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Did U.S. Payoffs to Iraqi Officials Open the Door for ISIS?
Syrian Fighters Say Goodbye Trump, Hello ISIS
Feds: Man Was Headed to White House to ‘Blow a Hole’ in It
Hasher Jallal Taheb was arrested just a day before feds say he planned to attack D.C. monuments and a synagogue with grenades and rockets.
A ‘State of Terror’ After Suicide Attack Kills U.S. Troops
The restaurant bombing in the flashpoint Syrian city of Manbij proves deadly pockets of ISIS remain, but may only hasten President Trump’s moves to withdraw U.S. forces.
Now U.S. Says There’s ‘No Timeline’ to Leave Syria
Trump’s snap decision prompted the resignation of Jim Mattis. According to a senior State Department official, now it’s going to be a while before U.S. troops depart.
Trump's Pentagon Pick Is a Wet Kiss to Weapons Industry
Patrick Shanahan’s corporate allies have thrived under Trump. Now he’s going to be Secretary of Defense.
Architect of the Fragile Coalition Fighting ISIS Quits
He was reportedly in the region meeting with allies in the anti-ISIS fight, such as Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani, and was caught off-guard by Trump’s announcement.
A JOB UNDONE
ISIS Leader Al-Baghdadi Has Got to Be Laughing at Trump
The terror group was in tatters. But it was just handed a second chance.
Allies on Trump: Russia Used to Be the ‘Unpredictable’ One
In the Middle East, officials see Russia ascendant, Iran on the rise, an Islamic State that has survived—and Trump calls this victory?