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Situation Report: Syrian rebel training put on ice; top defense official calls it quits; Kunduz under attack; Russia readying airstrikes in Syria; Ukraine wants attention; Kony search breeds suspect friends; and lots more

By Paul McLeary with Adam Rawnsley Hold up. The U.S. has put the brakes on the troubled $500 million Syrian train and equip program, halting ...

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Meet the New Fulda Gap

During the Cold War, the West anxiously watched Germany’s Fulda Gap for Soviet tankers. Now, it’s watching Poland’s Suwalki Gap for their grandkids.

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Situation Report: Obama and Putin grip and grin; Taliban surges; Iranian mixed messages; Ukraine protest at U.N.; foreign fighters hail from 100 countries; and lots more

By Paul McLeary with Adam Rawnsley Grip and grin. Flashing a pair of tight, frozen grins, Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Barack Obama ...

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In the Fall of Kunduz, Echoes of Iraq

Taliban’s seizure of Afghan city could make it impossible for Obama to pull troops out of Afghanistan.

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Shell Admits Defeat in the Arctic

Royal Dutch Shell cancels oil exploration operation off Alaska’s coast, the latest warning sign that finding Arctic oil is easier said than done.

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Situation Report: Iraq makes some dubious new friends; Syrian rebels supply al Qaeda; Congress wants answers from the Pentagon; U.N. showdown; Afghanistan drags on; Cold War-style spy swap; and lots more

By Paul McLeary with Adam Rawnsley Everything’s coming up Russia. Just a day before Russian President Vladimir Putin was scheduled to address the United Nations ...

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Cheering for Pope Francis in Philadelphia

For some Philadelphia residents just trying to get on with their lives in Pope-istan, the papal visit begged the question: “What’s gotten into our city?”

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Boehner’s Rocky Tenure Marked by Deep Foreign-Policy Scars

John Boehner’s tenure as speaker of the House was largely shaped by his inability to ride herd over fractious members of his own party. But his tenure will also be remembered for a sharp increase in the partisan divide over key foreign-policy issues -- an outcome that weakened some of Washington’s most important relationships and reduced America’s standing overseas.



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