The Washington Post
U.S. Troops Begin Long-Planned Deployment Across Eastern Europe, Even as Trump Talks of Cooperation with Russia
Monday, January 30, 2017 - 07:35
On a snowy field in southwest Poland, U.S. tanks and troops gathered on Monday to defend against a resurgent Russia that President Trump wants to befriend. The troops — part of the largest U.S. deployment to Europe since the Cold War — plan to spread across Eastern Europe, fanning into the Baltic nations, digging in to Poland and also deploying to Romania, Bulgaria and Hungary. Major new commitments were made in July at a NATO summit in Warsaw by then-President Barack Obama, and at the time they seemed like a bipartisan expression of support for U.S. allies at a moment of heightened fear about Russia.
Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 07:50
The State Department is conducting a review of all foreign aid parceled out in the final two months of the Obama administration, including the controversial last-minute release of $220 million to Palestinians announced just hours before Donald Trump was sworn in as president.
Monday, January 23, 2017 - 08:41
President Donald Trump’s secretary of state nominee said he would review Colombia’s recent peace agreement to determine how much the U.S. should continue to support a historic deal that had been enthusiastically backed by the Obama administration.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 07:12
So Trump faces this dilemma: how can he reassure allies while engaging adversaries? Our research suggests one possibility: arms transfers.
Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 07:40
In a former high school classroom in this northeastern Syrian town, about 250 Arab recruits for the U.S.-backed war against the Islamic State were being prepped by Kurdish instructors to receive military training from American troops.
Friday, November 11, 2016 - 06:45
An American drone strike thought to have struck Islamist militants in Somalia actually killed 10 members of a regional force allied with the United States, according to results of a Pentagon investigation that have not yet been made public.
Monday, November 7, 2016 - 08:46
On a recent night at this air base where NATO fighter pilots keep a constant vigil against the Kremlin, the alarms that warn that Russian planes were veering toward NATO airspace wouldn’t stop going off. Just ahead of the U.S. presidential elections, Russian President Vladimir Putin appears to be pushing his conflict with the West to new heights.
Monday, November 7, 2016 - 07:31
U.S. military officials here acknowledged Saturday that U.S. airstrikes in embattled Kunduz province on Thursday had “likely resulted in civilian casualties” when Afghan and U.S. forces, searching for a reported meeting of Taliban leaders in a village, faced “significant enemy fire” and called for air support.
Friday, November 4, 2016 - 07:07
This year is well on its way to be the deadliest for Afghan civilians since the United Nations mission there began documenting those numbers seven years ago. An incident Thursday is a particularly tragic example of how more and more of those deaths are occurring.
Friday, November 4, 2016 - 06:40
On Sunday, following gross manipulation of the constitution and electoral system, Mr. Ortega will preside over his reelection as president, as well as the installation of his wife, Rosario Murillo, as vice president. With little more than a few grumbles, the Obama administration has tolerated and worked with the new Ortega regime. This, despite the fact that Mr. Ortega, a close ally of Fidel Castro, lately has begun purchasing weapons from Russia while granting a shadowy Chinese business executive rights to build a canal across the country.