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Guards and Detainees Alike Left in Limbo at Trump’s Guantánamo

Under orders for years to shut the prison down, commanders at Gitmo are now bracing for the new president’s “bad dudes.”

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Trump’s Focus on ‘Radical Islam’ Downplays Growing Risk From Right-Wing Extremism, Experts Fear

The administration’s plans to focus on countering only one sort of extremism could imperil the broader fight against terrorism.

Feature

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.

Argument

America First Shouldn’t Mean America Alone

If Donald Trump can’t play nice with U.S. allies, his presidency could crash and burn in the Horn of Africa.

Report

Trump Finalizes Executive Order to Put ISIS Detainees in Guantánamo

The draft directive backtracks on torture and black sites — but the shift in counterterrorism strategy carries new risks.

The Cable

Turkey Rounded Up Over 800 Islamic State Suspects in Massive Anti-Terror Op

Turkey tries to push the terror group back on the defensive.

The Cable
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