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Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) military police members demonstrate with their flags and others bearing the portrait of Kurdistan Worker's Party (PKK) leader Abdullah Ocalan in the Kurdish town of Al-Muabbadah in the northeastern part of Hassakah province on February 24, 2018, denouncing the Turkish military operation against YPG forces …

Experts: ‘Sure Bet’ Kurds Are Talking to Assad Following U.S. ‘Uncertainty’ in Support

WASHINGTON, DC — The American military’s refusal to support the Kurds in their fight against Turkey in northern Syria’s Afrin region is likely to push them to join the Iranian- and Russian-backed Bashar al-Assad coalition, according to an analyst who recently traveled to the Middle East as part of a United States military delegation and a former U.S. ambassador.

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CSIS Think Tank: U.S. Still Mulling ‘Bloody Nose’ Strike Against North Korea

Senior officials from President Donald Trump’s administration are still considering a “limited,” pre-emptive “bloody nose” military strike against North Korea to demonstrate to Kim Jong-un “American’s resolve and willpower,” according to an expert at the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) think tank.

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Obama’s State of the Union: Vacuous

It may be unfair to expect any meaningful discussion of strategy and America’s security position in a State of the Union address. But, it is all too clear that President Obama failed to go beyond a few sentences of vacuous spin in dealing with the world outside the United States.