when-trump-finally-gets-serious-about-bringing-us.-troops-home,-yemen’s-a-good-place-to-start

This fall has been punctuated by a steady drumbeat of President Trump’s assertions that the past two decades of U.S. military intervention in the Middle East were a grave mistake that remains to be corrected. “Every once in a while, you have to change course,” Trump said in representative comments at a rally in Minneapolis…

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afghanistan:-pelosi-impairs-us.-foreign-policy-in-a-clear-act-of-mutiny

Pelosi and Schiff traveled to Afghanistan to meet with Taliban leaders and President Ghani after they failed to get the King of Jordan to accept their quid pro quo offer. The Pelosi crew gallivanting this past weekend was a waste of taxpayer dollars and served no purpose other than to undermine our president, our nation,…

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hey,-congress:-take-back-your-war-powers,-or-shut-up-about-syria

If you want to stop Donald Trump from making unilateral decisions regarding war and peace, then stop letting all presidents make unilateral decisions about war and peace. It’s really quite simple. Trump can abruptly pull back U.S. troops from northern Syria because Congress, having abdicated its foreign policy responsibilities long ago, has no leverage to…

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the-us-doesn’t-need-an-afghanistan-deal.-we-just-need-to-leave

The deal’s off. President Trump revealed last week he had canceled a secret meeting planned with both Taliban leaders and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani at Camp David. A Taliban attack that killed an American soldier, the president tweeted, drove him to shut down the talks. Soon after, he evicted national security adviser John Bolton —…

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don’t-believe-these-tired-myths-about-ending-the-18-year-war-in-afghanistan

Zalmay Khalilzad, the Trump administration’s chief negotiator with the Taliban, has endured a lot of pressure in the last week. Former U.S. ambassadors, Fox News pundits, and think tank analysts alike have denounced his draft agreement in full without knowing what is in the final document. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s advisers have already expressed that…

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tim-ryan-hits-biden-over-lack-of-energy,-says-he’s-‘declining’

Sunday news shows saw a struggling presidential candidate take a shot at the current frontrunner, a former Obama administration official criticize another leading candidate, and current and former Trump administration officials discuss the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan. Tim Ryan Says Biden is ‘Declining,’ Lacks Clarity Struggling presidential candidate Rep. Tim Ryan (D., Ohio) is doubling…

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pompeo:-the-taliban’s-position-is-‘about-to-get-worse’-after-aborted-talks

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said “conditions are about to get worse” for the Taliban in Afghanistan after President Donald Trump called off a meeting between Afghan president Ashraf Ghani, Taliban leaders, and the United States. “We’re going to make sure that everyone in the region understands that America will always protect its national security…

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dozens-killed-in-afghanistan-wedding-hall-explosion-as-concerns-mount-over-precipitous-us-withdrawal

Dozens of people were reportedly killed and more wounded Saturday in an explosion that detonated through a wedding hall in Kabul, Afghanistan. Hundreds were inside the Dubai wedding hall in a region where the minority Shiite Hazara community predominantly reside, ABC News reports. According to the Interior Ministry spokesman Nusrat Rahimi, the cause of the…

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