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Afghan Government Backs Repatriation of Guantánamo Detainee

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WASHINGTON — The government of Afghanistan has filed a petition in federal court supporting the return of a citizen who has been held for a...
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A Top Democrat Warns Against a Hasty Withdrawal of U.S. Troops From Afghanistan

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The Taliban have recently issued orders to their fighters to stop foreign militants from entering their ranks. The orders, reported earlier by the Afghan channel...
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Biden Faces Deadline on Withdrawal From Afghanistan

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WASHINGTON — The previous two presidents of the United States declared they wanted to pull all American troops out of Afghanistan, and they both decided...
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Pompeo Says Iran Is New Base for Al Qaeda, but Offers Little Proof

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WASHINGTON — Al Qaeda’s new base of operations is in Iran, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday, using his last days in office...
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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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Trump’s Tweets on Troop Withdrawals Unnerve Pentagon

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WASHINGTON — President Trump’s surprise tweet last week that he would pull all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by Christmas is not the only important military...