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Trump Says He Plans to Keep US Troops in Iraq

President Donald Trump speaks at Al Asad Air Base in Iraq, December 26, 2018.Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that he is committed to pulling troops out of Afghanistan and Syria. But in at times rambling remarks to CBS’s Face the Nation, Trump…

The Report on Afghanistan That Trump Wanted “Locked Up” Was Just Released

Alex Edelman/ZUMA Wire Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. Twenty-eight days ago, President Donald Trump spent part of his first Cabinet meeting of the year fulminating against inspector general reports—in particular, the ones about waste, fraud, and abuse in Afghanistan produced by an independent office established by Congress in 2008. “What kind of stuff is this?” he asked.…

Trump’s First Defense Secretary Was a “Mad Dog.” Will His Second Be a Lapdog?

Deputy defense secretary Patrick Shanahan prays before the start of a Cabinet meeting in August at the White House.Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. Donald Trump’s bizarre, rambling performance during a Cabinet meeting last week received attention for all the obvious reasons, from his historically inaccurate interlude about…