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Turkish incursion threatens to unleash Islamic State in Syria, US officials warn

As published by Al-Monitor by Jack Detsch. US and Turkish military forces conduct a joint ground patrol inside the security mechanism area in northeast Syria, Oct. 4, 2019. The Donald Trump administration’s decision Sunday to allow a Turkish incursion into ...
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US warned Turkey only last week that attacking Kurds helps ISIS

As published by The Washington Examiner by Joel Gehrke. President Trump’s decision allowing Turkey to attack America's Kurdish allies in Syria reverses warnings issued last week by the administration. “A conflict along the Turkey-Syria border would serve the interests of all the bad ...
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Trump Gets His Turkey Withdrawal Deal With Bolton, Mattis Gone

As published by Bloomberg By David Wainer and Glen Carey. President Donald Trump has spent his presidency trying to draw down forces in “endless” wars from Afghanistan to Syria but had been stymied by his most senior advisers in almost every case. Until ...
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U.S. URGES ‘PLAN B’ FOR ISLAMIC STATE FIGHTERS, FAMILIES IN SYRIA

As published by the Small Wars Journal. WASHINGTON - The United States and other countries hoping to deal the Islamic State terror group an enduring defeat risk failure by ignoring the tens of thousands of fighters, women and children stuck ...
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Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Iraq: A Crossroads of U.S. Policy ...
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Council of Foreign Relations

Syria: State of Conflict and U.S. Policy ...
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US Urges ‘Plan B’ for Islamic State Fighters, Families in Syria

As published by Voice of America by Jeff Seldin. WASHINGTON - The United States and other countries hoping to deal the Islamic State terror group an enduring defeat risk failure by ignoring the tens of thousands of fighters, women and ...
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In Syrian endgame, U.S. officials see challenge from ISIS, Bashar Assad

As published by the Washington Times by  Lauren Meier . Defeating the Islamic State inside Syria is going to require more pressure from American forces and allies, even as the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad continues to use chemical weapons ...
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Trump intensifies ‘Arab NATO’ talks after Iran strike

As published by Al-Monitor by Jack Detsch. US President Donald Trump sits down to a meeting with of Gulf Cooperation Council leaders, including Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud (R), during their summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, May ...
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