Despite Vow to End ‘Endless Wars,’ Here’s Where About 200,000 Troops Remain

President Trump has repeatedly promised to end what he calls America’s “endless wars,” fulfilling a promise…

Mark Esperanto? Trump Misnames His Defense Secretary in Tweet

WASHINGTON — President Trump shared an update on Sunday from his defense secretary that outlined “minor…

As U.S. Leaves Allies in Syria, Kurdish Commander Struggles With Fallout

QAMISHLI, Syria — As United States troops continued their withdrawal from Syria on Sunday, a line…

The Kurds’ Prisons and Detention Camps for ISIS Members, Explained

WASHINGTON — The escalating chaos in northern Syria as Turkey presses forward with its attack on…

Pullback Leaves Green Berets Feeling ‘Ashamed,’ and Kurdish Allies Describing ‘Betrayal’

WASHINGTON — American commandos were working alongside Kurdish forces at an outpost in eastern Syria last…

White House Threatens Turkey With Crippling Sanctions

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Friday belatedly threatened new sanctions against Turkey that officials said…

In Syria, Trump Distills a Foreign Policy of Impulse, and Faces the Fallout

WASHINGTON — No one should have been surprised, and yet it seems that everyone was. President…

Trump Says the Kurds ‘Didn’t Help’ at Normandy. Here’s the History.

President Trump drew an odd historical parallel this week as he defended his decision to pull…

Trump Confirms 2017 Killing of Feared Bomb Maker for Al Qaeda

President Trump announced on Thursday that United States forces had killed Ibrahim Hassan al-Asiri, a highly…

U.S. Takes Custody of British ISIS Detainees Who Abused Hostages

WASHINGTON — The American military has taken custody of two British detainees notorious for their roles…

Militia Commander Says It Will Attack Turkish Forces if They Enter Syria

BEIRUT, Lebanon — The commander of the American-backed militia in Syria said Tuesday that it would…

Trump’s Green Light to Turkey Raises Fears About ISIS Detainees

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s sudden blessing of a Turkish military operation in northern Syria and his…

U.S. Officials Warn of Rising Threat From Qaeda Branch in Northwest Syria

WASHINGTON — American counterterrorism officials are voicing increased alarm about a Qaeda affiliate in Syria that…

U.S. Drone Attacks ISIS Fighters in Southern Libya

WASHINGTON — The United States military carried out an airstrike against Islamic State fighters in southern…

U.S. Poised to Send 150 Troops to Patrol Northeastern Syria

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is preparing to send about 150 troops to northeastern Syria to conduct…