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SitRep: In Final Weeks, Obama Expands Global Terrorism Fight; Iran Looking for Overseas Bases

New Army Chief in Pakistan; Syrian Forces Push in Aleppo; And Lots More

Dispatch

Raqqa Will Put Trump’s Deal-Making to the Test

The president-elect has promised to use brute force against ISIS. But liberating its capital will involve some very delicate diplomacy.

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The Man Who Could Have Stopped the Islamic State

Almost 10 years ago, an al Qaeda emissary was sent to tell Abu Musab al-Zarqawi to tone down his terrorism. The journey, and its failure, gave birth to ISIS.

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