Libya’s Hollow Victory Over the Islamic State

Libyans are about to win a long-awaited victory over the Islamic State. So why does no one feel like celebrating?

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U.S.-Backed Libyan Forces Take Islamic State Strongholds in Sirte

U.S. special operations assisted by calling in airstrikes.

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SitRep: CENTCOM Cooked Books on ISIS; U.S. Commandos in Libya

Turkish General Asks to Stay in U.S.; Navy Officers Dinged For Iran Flap; And Lots More

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U.S. Combat Troops Move Closer to the Frontlines in Libya

The elite forces calling in airstrikes there are at greater risk than ever before of being hurt or killed in the intractable conflict.

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SitRep: China On The Move Everywhere, Taliban Truce With ISIS

Including Silicon Valley; U.S. War Anniversary;; Vets and Trump; And Lots More


Trouble in the Wild East

The border town of Ben Guerdane is a haven for smugglers. Locals would like to keep it that way.

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