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Trump reverses course, commits U.S. to open-ended Afghanistan war

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has committed the United States to an open-ended conflict in Afghanistan, reversing course from his campaign pledges and signalin...

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U.S. defense secretary arrives in Iraq on unannounced visit to meet Iraqi leaders

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived in Iraq on Tuesday, just days after the start of an offensive to take back the city of Tal Afar, to speak with Ir...

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Reversing course, Trump commits to open-ended Afghan war

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Reversing course from his campaign pledges, President Donald Trump on Monday night committed the United States to an open-ended conflict in Afghanistan,...

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Trump commits to more troops in Afghanistan, vows 'fight to win'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump opened the door on Monday night to an increase in U.S. troops in Afghanistan as part of a retooled strategy for the region, overc...

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Trump clears way for troop increase in Afghanistan as part of retooled strategy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump opened the door to an increase in U.S. troop numbers in Afghanistan on Monday night as part of a new strategy for the region, arg...

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Trump to visit Arizona town on U.S.-Mexican border

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will visit a border protection facility in a town along the U.S.-Mexican border in Arizona on Tuesday as he seeks congressional f...

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Democratic senators press on whether White House aide under probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three Democratic U.S. senators wrote to senior administration officials on Monday seeking confirmation on whether White House counterterrorism adviser S...

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Trump to visit section of U.S.-Mexican border wall in Arizona

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will visit a section of a U.S.-Mexican border fence in Arizona on Tuesday as he seeks congressional funding for the wall he wants...

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U.S. Air Force awards contracts to Boeing, Northrop for ICBM replacement

(Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force has awarded Boeing Co and Northrop Grumman Corp separate contracts to continue work on the replacement of the aging Minuteman III intercontinent...

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U.S. Secret Service says 1,100 employees face unpaid overtime

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Secret Service will not be able to pay an estimated 1,100 employees for required overtime work after September due to government-imposed pay ca...

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Trump likely to approve modest troop increase for Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is likely to open the door to a modest increase in U.S. troop numbers in Afghanistan when he lays out his strategy on Monday for...

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Trump likely to announce modest troop increase for Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is likely to announce a modest increase in U.S. troop numbers in Afghanistan when he lays out his strategy on Monday for the war...

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Russia names replacement for Sergei Kislyak as envoy in Washington

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's next ambassador to Washington will be Anatoly Antonov, a former defense official who is subject to European sanctions over his role in...

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Trump to present vision for U.S. strategy in Afghanistan war

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - It will be President Donald Trump's turn on Monday to address a problem that vexed his two predecessors when he details his strategy for t...

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Prominent U.S. religious conservatives defend Trump after Charlottesville

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two prominent religious conservatives defended U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday after he was widely criticized for blaming both white nationalists...

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Leading Democrat: Critics can't conclude Trump is impaired

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said on Sunday that it was premature to try to remove U.S. President Donald Trump by...

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U.S. national monument review to test key land protection law

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will recommend on Aug. 24 whether to eliminate or shrink nearly two dozen national monuments, creating the first majo...

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Unwavering Trump voters say they will not miss Steve Bannon

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon's firing has been met with a collective shrug by some of President Donald Trump'...

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Mnuchin tells Yale classmates: Trump does not equate neo-Nazis with peaceful protesters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Urged by his Yale University classmates to resign as treasury secretary following President Donald Trump's response to a white nationalist...

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Bannon's exit not seen to signal Trump shift to center

WASHINGTON/BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's ouster of chief strategist Steve Bannon is unlikely to mark the abandonment of the administratio...

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Trump, first lady will not attend Kennedy Center Honors: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump will not attend the Kennedy Center Honors in December, the White House announced on Saturday, a...

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Trump tweets thanks to Steve Bannon for service and role in campaign against Clinton

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump praised his former chief strategist Steve Bannon on Saturday, thanking him on Twitter for his service and his role in the presidential...

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Pentagon's Mattis again seeks to reassure U.S. allies

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Jim Mattis travels to the Middle East and eastern Europe next week to play the increasingly familiar role of reassuring allies that th...

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