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Pro-Israel Lobby Accepts White House Briefing — On Its Own Terms

In Washington, most lobbying groups need to beg the White House for a meeting with the president of the United States. But if the lobbying group in question is AIPAC, the most powerful pro-Israel shop in the country, it’s the White House that does the begging.

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Afghanistan: Still the King of Opium

Afghanistan remains awash in opium, despite $8.2 billion in American taxpayer dollars spent since 2002 to curb its rampant drug production and trade.

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Situation Report: What comes after Mullah Omar; billions in missiles to Saudi Arabia; new Russian hacking outfit; top general doesn’t love nuke deal with Iran; and lots more

By Paul McLeary and Adam Rawnsley Ship without a rudder. It’s unclear exactly how much influence Mullah Omar exercised over the Taliban’s daily operations in ...

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Situation Report: Debate over Turkish bombing campaign; SEAL Team 6 exposed; nuke negotiators to the Hill; Russian tank competition; and lots more

By Paul McLeary with Adam Rawnsley Continental drift. At Turkey’s request, NATO held a rare emergency meeting in Brussels on Tuesday to discuss the fight ...



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