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Turkish Bank Case Showed Erdogan’s Influence With Trump

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WASHINGTON — ​Geoffrey S. Berman was outraged. The top federal prosecutor in Manhattan, Mr. Berman had traveled to Washington in June 2019 to discuss a...
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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...
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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...
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Islamic State ‘Beatles’ Fighters Being Brought to U.S. to Face Charges

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WASHINGTON — Two notorious Islamic State detainees from Britain were being brought to the United States on Wednesday to face federal charges over accusations that they...
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U.S. Repatriates Last of Islamic State Suspects Believed Captured in Syria

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WASHINGTON — The United States has repatriated and charged the last Americans believed to be detained in Syria and accused of supporting the Islamic State,...