DEFENSE2015-05-13T11:03:56+00:00

American Soldiers Killed in ISIS-Claimed Suicide Attack in Syria

Four American soldiers were among 16 people killed and more than a dozen wounded when a suicide bomber attacked US-led coalition forces in the northern Syrian city of Manbij on Wednesday, according to a US official.

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New UN envoy arrives in Damascus on first Syria trip: AFP

The United Nations’ new envoy to Syria, Geir Pedersen, arrived in Damascus on Tuesday on his first trip since being appointed, an AFP correspondent reported.

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U.S. starts withdrawing troops from Syria amid policy confusion

The U.S. military began the process of withdrawing its troops from Syria following a drawdown ordered by President Donald Trump, a military official said Friday.

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Turkey and the Kurds turn to Russia to solve problems sparked by U.S. exit from Syria

Both Turkey and the Syrian Kurds are now pinning their hopes on Russia to resolve the problems created by President Trump’s abrupt decision last month to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria, which has threatened to ignite a new war between the United States’ Kurdish and Turkish allies.

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Bolton leaves Turkey on sour note over Trump’s Syria plans

National security adviser John Bolton left here in frustration Tuesday, with the U.S. and Turkey locked in a political standoff that threatens President Donald Trump’s plans for a troop withdrawal from Syria.

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America’s Indispensable role in Global Affairs

Never before has America faced immense challenges across a variety of different regions across the globe, with Russia and China trying to unravel the international order established by the U.S. after World War II, words uttered by President George Washington in his first annual address to Congress over 228 years ago resonate today as it did then.

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