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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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Situation Report: Possible deal between the U.S. and Turkey on Syria; al Shabab holding out; new Syrians being trained by U.S. forces; Russian missile mishaps; and lots more

By Paul McLeary with Adam Rawnsley Just don’t call it a ‘no-fly zone.’ Reports emerged Sunday night that as part of the deal between Turkey ...

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Situation Report: Ash Carter meets the Kurds; Turkey throws in on Islamic State fight; Russian subs; McCain blasts Marine general; anthrax scandal finally makes Pentagon brass angry; and lots more to round out the week

By Paul McLeary with Adam Rawnsley Change of heart. The week began with a vicious attack by a suicide bomber with suspected links to the ...

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Top Obama Officials Take on Iran Deal Skeptics in Congress

In a heated battle of words on Capitol Hill, senior U.S. officials defended the Obama administration’s nuclear accord with Iran on Thursday in the face of unanimous Republican opposition.

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Situation Report: Carter in Baghdad surprise; new threat assessment from FBI; militias run to recruitment centers; Aspen Conference kicks off; Navy ship in distress; downed Russian drone; and lots more

By Paul McLeary with Adam Rawnsley Wheels down in Baghdad. Defense Secretary Ash Carter Tweeted out a little video early Thursday morning upon landing in ...

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Situation Report: Russia first in the minds of Pentagon brass; new general moving up the ranks; Carter to Saudi; Aleppo and Donetsk with the long-form treatment; and lots more

By Paul McLeary with Adam Rawnsley Russia, with love? Yet another top U.S. general has named Russia as the top national security threat facing the ...

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Situation Report: Carter and Bibi meet behind closed doors; Israeli ambassador works Hill; next Army chief in the hot seat; Russian drones over Syria; F-22 scraping skies; Afghan leader wants in on counterterror fight; and lots more

By Paul McLeary with Adam Rawnsley Shut the door. U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met for about two hours ...

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