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The Rise of the Generals

Pat Buchanan, Has President Donald Trump outsourced foreign policy to the generals? So it would seem. Candidate Trump held out his hand to Vladimir Putin. He rejected further U.S. intervention in Syria other than to smash ISIS. He spoke of getting out and staying out of the misbegotten Middle East wars into which Presidents Bush

Israel Warns U.S. That Militant Threat in Iraq May Serve Iran’s Nuclear Aims

 Israeli officials are meeting with American counterparts to urge them not to let Iran benefit from the battlefield successes of an al-Qaeda offshoot in Iraq, an aide in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said. The aide provided no details and spoke yesterday by phone on condition of anonymity to discuss confidential diplomacy. In his first

More US troops to Iraq; special forces considered

 The U.S. is urgently deploying several hundred armed troops in and around Iraq and considering sending an additional contingent of special forces soldiers as Baghdad struggles to repel a rampant insurgency, even as the White House insists anew that America will not be dragged into another war. President Barack Obama notified Congress on Monday that