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Obama again delays Afghanistan troop drawdown

Washington-President Barack Obama announced Thursday that U.S. forces will remain in Afghanistan at their current levels throughout much of 2016, yet another delay in their scheduled withdrawal and an acknowledgment that America’s longest war won’t…


Taliban Offensive in Afghanistan Tests U.S.

By Gordon Lubold, Margherita Stancati and Habib Khan Totakhil WASHINGTON—Afghan troops backed by U.S. forces struggled to recapture a provincial capital following an alarming Taliban attack that renewed questions about the Obama administration’s plan to…


More waffling on Syria

PRESIDENT OBAMA acknowledged the obvious this week: that to resolve the massive humanitarian emergency afflicting the Middle East and Europe, “we ultimately have to deal with the source of the problem, which is the ongoing…



Syrian peace may hinge on Moscow’s game plan

August 30, 2015, Washington, Moscow is increasingly emerging as a center of diplomacy on Syria’s four-year-old civil war, with the Obama administration sending a key emissary to the Russian capital to discuss the conflict on…