While the papal tour to Iraq may have inspired hope in many, it also revealed how insidious the systematic erasure of Middle Eastern Christians, and other ethnic and religious minorities, is—and how easily their experiences have been sidelined for the sake of political expediency.
Successful management of U.S. interests and maintenance of U.S. leadership requires consistent policy and a belief among local leaders that they can't just browbeat one administration and move on to the next.
The U.S. must pressure Turkey to get out of Syria.
The president has criticized past administrations for not keeping control of valuable Iraqi oil fields conquered by the military.
President Donald Trump has retained a small U.S. force in the east of Syria to guard oil fields there against remaining Islamic State elements.
Turkey's invasion of northeastern Syria has prompted protests from other NATO nations and opened up cracks in the alliance.
Turkey began radar testing of its Russian-made S-400 anti-aircraft system on Monday, the purchase of which has created friction with Washington.
The critics of Trump's foreign policy decisions are not offering any new solutions to the complex problems that America faces.
General Mazloum Kobani said the Turkish invasion of northeastern Syria has opened up new opportunities for ISIS remnants.
Our troops understand the moral significance of breaking one's word.
The unnamed informant's family reportedly suffered under Islamic State rule prompting him to seek revenge, General Mazloum Abdi said.
A Kurdish source who reportedly acted as one of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's security advisers gave DNA samples to U.S. forces prior to the raid that led to al-Baghdadi's death.
Russia's deputy foreign minister says that when it comes to not recognizing the Syrian government's authority, "that's where we do not see eye-to-eye with the U.S. on the approach to this situation, and it cannot be otherwise."
Trump appeared to suggest Thursday that the Kurdish population in Syria relocate to a small area of desert he referred to as the "Oil Region."
The president said Wednesday that the U.S. would now "let someone else fight over this long bloodstained sand."
The president has called the negotiations with Turkey after the fallout from his Syria withdrawal a "big success."
Abandoning our Kurdish partners, who valiantly fought alongside us to combat ISIS, is not consistent with who we are as a military force.
A deal agreed between Russia and Turkey on Tuesday handed Kurdish-led forces a 150-hour ultimatum to withdraw from an 18-mile zone along the Turkish border.
James Franklin Jeffrey told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday that the government does not know exactly how many Islamic State militants have been freed.
"We're in trouble," Steve Schmidt said in a Monday interview. "You see America in retreat, literally."
"These [Republican] members are in a situation where they just can't defend the indefensible," former Representative Charlie Dent said.
Conway shared his assessment after seeing a video of Kurds throwing stones and tomatoes at American troops departing North Syria under Trump's orders.
Mevlut Cavusoglu said Turkish forces agreed to a five-day pause to operations to allow Syrian Democratic Forces to withdraw and that Turkey stood ready to resume the invasion.
The tweet was shared thousands of times before being deleted and appeared to contradict plans to shift troops from Syria into western Iraq—not back to the U.S.
New Jersey Democratic Senator Bob Menendez said it's no coincidence that Russia continues getting foreign policy victories over the Trump administration.
"If we abandon the Kurds, ISIS will come back and if there's an attack here or against our allies, President Trump owns it," the Republican senator said.
General Mazlum Kobane told NBC that the pullout of U.S. troops and the agreement to a buffer zone could have catastrophic consequences for the Kurds.
The minute long video opens by calling Romney, "Slick, slippery, stealthy--Mitt Romney had us fooled." The video also claims that Romney was "posing as a Republican," during Romney's 2016 bid for secretary of state.
He grilled his sister, including a link to a Guardian article chronicling various military leaders condemnations of President Donald Trump.