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Former Pentagon official: It's 'very telling' Trump didn't know his own anti-ISIS strategist

After President Donald Trump unexpected announced a strategy-free withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria, Brett McGurk, a longtime national security official acting as the president's special envoy to the coalition against ISIS, resigned his post.

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'He just re-founded ISIS!': Fox & Friends host humiliates Sarah Sanders live on air using Trump's own words

Brian Kilmeade, the host of President Donald Trump's favorite morning show, "Fox & Friends," ripped into the president over his abrupt announcement that he wants to withdraw all 2,000 U.S. troops from Syria— a decision Kilmeade warned would allow the Islamic State group, also known as ISIS, to re-establish its reduced power.

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The 'War on Terror' Has Utterly Failed - Global Terrorism Has Dramatically Increased Since 9/11

In the 17 years since the events of Sept. 11 2001, after which the United States declared a "global war on terror," there has not been a terrorist attack of similar size or magnitude on American soil.

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17 Years After 9/11: Here Are 5 Major Sources of Instability in the Modern Middle East

Today is the 17th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, a day when thousands of Americans lost their lives. To borrow the phrase that President Franklin Delano Roosevelt used to describe the December 7, 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor, 9/11 is a day that will live in infamy. 9/11 changed the U.S. in fundamental ways, resulting in a major ramp-up in security and the creation of government agencies that didn’t exist previously (including the Department of Homeland Security). And 17 years after the most devastating terrorist attacks in U.S. history, there is still considerable turmoil and instability in the part of the world where al-Qaeda originated: the Middle East.

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The U.S. Is Now Winning the War on Terror -  By Lowering the Bar for What It Means to Win

4,000,000,029,057. Remember that number. It’s going to come up again later.

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Rania Abouzeid's Journey into the Hell of Syria's Civil War

The Syrian civil war, now in its seventh year, defies understanding. What started in 2011 as a peaceful popular rebellion against the dictatorship of the Assad family evolved into a civil war, which then mutated into a multi-sided conflict involving at least seven foreign powers and three non-state armed movements. Half a million people have been killed and another million displaced. And the fighting is not going to end any time soon.

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7 Signs That Trump Is Stumbling Into a Mideast War

Listen carefully in Washington and you'll hear the sound of a coming war in the Middle East.

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Republican Congressman Scott Perry Seriously Thinks ISIS Was Behind Las Vegas Shooting

In a Thursday night interview with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, a Republican congressman from Pennsylvania claimed he has “evidence” that suggests the Islamic State is responsible for the deadly shooting in Las Vegas last October.

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Who Are the Sufis and Why Does IS See Them as Threatening?

Over 200 people were killed and many more injured in an attack on a Sufi mosque in Egypt’s North Sinai region on Friday. The assault began with a bomb exploding as people were finishing their Friday prayers. As people fled and ambulances arrived, militants opened gunfire on them. It is the deadliest ever attack on civilians in Egypt’s modern history.

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How the U.S. Is Fulfilling Osama bin Laden's Dreams in Africa

Honestly, if there’s an afterlife, then the soul of Osama bin Laden, whose body was consigned to the waves by the U.S. Navy back in 2011, must be swimming happily with the dolphins and sharks. At the cost of the sort of spare change that Donald Trump recently offered aides and former campaign officials for their legal troubles in the Russia investigation (on which he’s unlikely to deliver) -- a mere $400,000 to $500,000 -- bin Laden managed to launch the American war on terror. He did so with little but a clever game plan, a few fanatical followers, and a remarkably intuitive sense of how this country works.

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Rachel Maddow Reveals the Sickening Reason Trump Hasn't Talked About the U.S. Soldiers Killed in Niger

MSNBC's Rachel Maddow explained how President Trump's decision to include Chad on his travel ban may have endangered the lives of servicemembers in Niger, four of whom were recently killed under circumstances that have not been adequately explained.

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