Trump Focuses on Defending Saudis, Not Striking Iran, for Now

WASHINGTON — President Trump is sending a modest deployment of American troops to Saudi Arabia and…

U.S. Drone Attacks ISIS Fighters in Southern Libya

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

The Violence That Followed Iraq’s Post-Invasion Spiral

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Attacks Expose Flaws in Saudi Arabia’s Expensive Military

WASHINGTON — For the past half century, the United States has trained and supplied the Saudi…

House Approves Short-Term Spending Bill That Would Stave Off Shutdown

WASHINGTON — The House on Thursday approved a short-term spending bill that would stave off a…

Trump National Security Team to Meet on Possible Iran Options

WASHINGTON — Senior national security officials from across the government are scheduled to meet Thursday to…

Trump Says ‘It’s Crazy’ to Spend $13 Million Per Inmate at Guantánamo

WASHINGTON — President Trump said on Wednesday night that “it’s crazy” that the United States spends…

Security Dogs Sent to Jordan Have Died or Fallen Sick, Report Says

Labrador retrievers have accompanied Marines in Afghanistan. Belgian Malinois keep watch at the White House. German…

Pentagon Says It Spent $184,000 in 2 Years at Trump’s Scotland Resort

WASHINGTON — The Defense Department has spent at least $184,000 at the Trump Turnberry resort in…

Trump Hits Back After Ally Denounces ‘Weakness’ With Iran

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — President Trump engaged in a long-distance debate over Iran with one of…

Trump Tries to Woo Hispanic Voters at Rally in New Mexico

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — President Trump opened a three-day Western campaign swing by venturing into blue…

The Cost of Running Guantánamo Bay: $13 Million Per Prisoner

This article was produced in partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. GUANTÁNAMO BAY, Cuba…

Democrats’ Afghan Strategy Sounds Familiar. It’s a Lot Like Trump’s.

For 18 years and four presidential elections, Democrats running for president have felt compelled to lay…

House Foreign Affairs Panel Subpoenas Top Afghanistan Negotiator

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Thursday subpoenaed President Trump’s top…

Fact-Checking Trump’s Statements on Increased Military Strikes in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON — Since the Afghan peace talks collapsed last weekend, President Trump has repeatedly said that…