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Trump's Syria retreat is giving ISIS 'time and space' to strike the West, blistering Pentagon report says

Trump's Syria retreat is giving ISIS 'time and space' to strike the West, blistering Pentagon report says

A Pentagon Inspector General report says President Donald Trump's decision to retreat from northeastern Syria and allow a Turkish incursion there gives ISIS the ability to rebuild and plan attacks on the West. Prior to the Turkish incursion in early October, a Pentagon report indicated that...

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There’s a Reason They Call It the 'Forever War'

There’s a Reason They Call It the 'Forever War'

In recent weeks, some American troops have moved from Syria to Iraq. Airmen have moved from the United States to an airbase in the UAE, and up to two thousand more U.S. soldiers are headed to Saudi Arabia. All of this is on top of the continued presence in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia,...

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LafargeHolcim says takes note of French court decision on Syria

LafargeHolcim says takes note of French court decision on Syria

That wars end very differently to our own expectations – or our plans – was established long ago. Because “we” won the Second World War did not mean that the Americans would win the Vietnam war, or that France would vanquish its enemies in Algeria. Yet the moment we decide who the good...

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In Syria, as in Other ‘Frozen’ Conflicts, Putin Plays Peacemaker but Doesn’t Want Real Peace

In Syria, as in Other ‘Frozen’ Conflicts, Putin Plays Peacemaker but Doesn’t Want Real Peace

Last Sunday in northeast Syria was a day fraught with geopolitical symbolism. As Russian forces raised their flag over a former school that had been used by American troops in the town of Ain Issa, about 100 miles to the east on the M4 highway a U.S. patrol watched as Turkish or Turkish-backed...

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