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SitRep: Flynn Out; Uncertainty Grips NatSec Community; Trump Promises Action on North Korea

Trump’s Unsecured Phone Draws Attention; Gitmo is Back, Maybe


White House Rocked by Flynn’s Overtures to Russia

The national security advisor’s conversations about sanctions with the Russian ambassador have landed him in hot water, raising more questions about Trump’s odd affinity for Putin.


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.

The Cable

SitRep: Bannonism: Chaos, or Part of a Plan?; Russia Bristles at NATO Deployments; Moscow’s New Syria Buildup

The Battle for Raqqa; New Iranian Missile Test; Rebel Leaders in Ukraine Ending Up Dead


Trump Travel Ban Threatens to Silence Voices on Atrocities at U.N.

A Syrian doctor and nurse have borne witness to Syrian war crimes. But they can’t travel to the U.N. to talk about it.

Shadow Government

The Strategic Suicide of Aligning With Russia in Syria

Cutting a bargain with Moscow to cooperate in the fight against the Islamic State would be a disaster for U.S. security and influence.

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