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Biden’s Yemen Shift May be Bearing Fruit—and a Lesson for Washington

by : Bonnie Kristian , Newsweek President Joe Biden's February announcement of an end to "all American support for offensive operations in the war in Yemen, including relevant arms sales," was welcome news. The Saudi-led coalition intervening…
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Biden Administration Approves $3.4 Billion Helicopter Sale to Israel

The State Department has approved an arms sale to Israel for 18 CH-53K heavy-lift cargo helicopters worth an estimated $3.4 billion. The deal also includes equipment for the helicopters such as engines, GPS systems, communication equipment,…
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Iraq: Pro-Iran Groups Welcome US Pledge to End Combat Operations

Several powerful pro-Iran groups in Iraq on Tuesday welcomed an announcement by Washington that US combat operations in the country will end this year, an outcome they have long demanded. US President Joe Biden declared on Monday that "we're…
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Russia, China Offer Support to Syria amid Biden Moves in Afghanistan, Iraq

Russia and China have expressed support for Syria at a time when U.S. President Joe Biden is overseeing policy shifts in Afghanistan and Iraq, two other countries where U.S. troops are deployed. Unlike Kabul and Baghdad, however, the Syrian…
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Israel Pressures U.S. Lawmakers to Halt Biden’s Bid to Restore Iran Nuclear Deal

Israel put pressure on U.S. lawmakers to reject initiatives to restore the Iran nuclear deal during a recent bipartisan congressional trip taken to the Middle East. Israel’s newly-minted leaders, who replaced the 12-year reign of former Prime…
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Biden and Merkel to Discuss Afghanistan, Cybersecurity and Nord Stream Pipeline This Week

President Joe Biden is slated to discuss an array of pressing issues with German Chancellor Angela Merkel this week, in what may be her last trip to Washington after nearly 16 years at the helm of Europe’s largest economy. The two leaders…
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FOX NEWS: Biden Strategy to Withdraw Troops from Afghanistan Is ‘Disgraceful’: Ortagus

Former State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus reacts to Biden's plan to remove US troops from Afghanistan. She said in an interview with Fox News that “I think the way that the withdrawal is taking place right now is pretty disgraceful…
Biden’s lose-lose game in Afghanistan
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Biden’s lose-lose game in Afghanistan

By Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post President Biden hosted his Afghan counterpart, President Ashraf Ghani, at the White House at the end of last week. The visit came on the heels of Biden’s April announcement of the drawdown of U.S. forces…
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Biden Administration Still Weighing CIA Drone Strike Policy amid Afghanistan Withdrawal

As President Joe Biden's withdrawal from Afghanistan nears completion, his administration still hasn't finalized its policy for pursuing terrorists in the country once US troops have departed. While the US military will retain authority to…
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More than 100 groups demand Biden end ‘unlawful’ drone strikes

More than 100 organizations in the United States and around the world are urging President Biden to end U.S. drone strikes outside of traditional combat zones."We write to demand an end to the unlawful program of lethal strikes outside any…