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Trump Using Last Days to Lock in Policies and Make Biden’s Task More Difficult

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WASHINGTON — Voters have decided that President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. should guide the country through the next four years. But on issues of war,...
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Trump Is Said to Be Preparing to Withdraw Troops From Afghanistan, Iraq and Somalia

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WASHINGTON — President Trump is expected to order the U.S. military to withdraw thousands of troops from Afghanistan, Iraq and Somalia by the time he...
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Trump Pentagon Purge Could Accelerate His Goal to Pull Troops From Afghanistan

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WASHINGTON — Consistent is not the adjective many would use to describe President Trump’s national security policy. But there is one goal he has nurtured...
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Trump Stacks the Pentagon and Intel Agencies With Loyalists. To What End?

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WASHINGTON — President Trump’s abrupt installation of a group of hard-line loyalists into senior jobs at the Pentagon has elevated officials who have pushed for...
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The End of ‘America First’: How Biden Says He Will Re-engage With the World

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WASHINGTON — President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. makes no secret of the speed with which he plans to bury “America First” as a guiding principle...
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Al Qaeda Feels Losses in Syria and Afghanistan but Stays Resilient

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WASHINGTON — Last week was a bad week for Al Qaeda around the world. At least seven top Qaeda operatives were killed in the latest...
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Refugees Who Assisted U.S. Military Denied Entry Into U.S.

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WASHINGTON — The certificate of appreciation that Hanadi Al Haidari’s family received for providing shelter, food and translation services for the United States military still...
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Trump Aide Insists U.S. Will Reduce Forces in Afghanistan to 2,500 Troops

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WASHINGTON — President Trump’s national security adviser, Robert C. O’Brien, added to the confusion around Mr. Trump’s plans for Afghanistan on Friday, reiterating an assertion...
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Trump’s Campaign Talk of Troop Withdrawals Doesn’t Match Military Reality

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When President Trump said on Twitter last week that all American troops in Afghanistan might be home by Christmas, he was reiterating a goal that...