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From ‘Dereliction of Duty’ to Trump’s White House

Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster’s battlefield experience and intellect make him ideally suited to run the National Security Council. But he will have to vie for influence with ideologues like Stephen Bannon.

Investigation

The United States Used Depleted Uranium in Syria

The airstrikes on oil trucks in Islamic State-controlled areas employed the toxic material, which has been accused of causing cancer and birth defects.

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Memo to Trump: Iraq Is Too Big to Fail

If the president derails the U.S. alliance with Baghdad, the only ones to benefit would be Iran and the Islamic State.

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The Blackwater of Jihad

A consortium of elite, well-paid fighters from across the former Soviet Union are training jihadis in Syria. Their business model could go global.

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