Amid Ukraine Inquiry, Congress Puts Pressure on Trump and Turkey

A Purple Heart-toting veteran, U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth has a string of missions targeting U.S.-Turkish relations in the Trump era. “I need to make sure that decisions that the commander-in-chief makes are ones that ultimate put the security of our nation first and the well-being of our troops second,” Duckworth emphasized. “And I wonder if that’s what’s happening here.”

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Terror Boss Dead, but the Job Isn’t Over

After the dramatic killing of the Islamic State group’s leader, the Pentagon is increasing U.S. efforts to protect Syria’s oilfields from the extremist group and from Syria itself and its Russian ally. It’s a new high-stakes mission even as American troops are withdrawn from other parts of the country.

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