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December 31, 2018 - 9:50 am
Washington (CBS News) --- The former top U.S. commander in Afghanistan said Sunday that withdrawing up to half the 14,000 American troops serving there would reduce the incentive for the Taliban to negotiate a peace deal after more than 17 years of war. Retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal said the U.S...
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AP
December 31, 2018 - 7:53 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump complained on Monday that he's getting "bad press" for his decision to pull American troops out of Syria, saying he's making good on his campaign promise against U.S. involvement in "never-ending wars." Earlier this month, Trump abruptly announced on Twitter...
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AP
December 26, 2018 - 11:44 am
AL-ASAD AIRBASE, Iraq (AP) — President Donald Trump made an unannounced visit to Iraq on Wednesday, leaving behind a partially shuttered U.S. government to greet American troops helping hold off extremists in a country where thousands of Americans died during the recent war. JUST IN: President...
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AP
December 24, 2018 - 11:50 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was meeting with his Homeland Security secretary and other officials on Monday to discuss border security issues as a partial government shutdown over his U.S.-Mexico border wall entered Christmas without a clear resolution in sight. Though both sides have...
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AP
December 23, 2018 - 9:07 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will leave his post on Jan. 1. Trump announced Mattis' new departure date in a tweet, and said he's naming deputy defense chief Patrick Shanahan as acting secretary. The move comes just three days after Mattis resigned in...
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AP
December 21, 2018 - 9:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A partial federal shutdown took hold early Saturday after Democrats refused to meet President Donald Trump's demands for $5 billion to start erecting his cherished Mexican border wall, a chaotic postscript for Republicans in the waning days of their two-year reign controlling...
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Associated Press
December 21, 2018 - 12:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court won't let the Trump administration begin enforcing a ban on asylum for any immigrants who illegally cross the U.S.-Mexico border. New Justice Brett Kavanaugh and three other conservative justices sided with the administration. The court's order Friday leaves in...
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December 21, 2018 - 7:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing a midnight deadline to avoid a partial government shutdown, President Donald Trump said Friday a closure would drag on "for a very long time" and he tried to lay blame on congressional Democrats if there's no deal over his demand for U.S.-Mexico border wall money. Only a...
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AP
December 20, 2018 - 3:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is stepping down from his post, President Donald Trump announced Thursday, after the retired Marine general clashed with the president over a troop drawdown in Syria and Trump's go-it-alone stance in world affairs. Mattis, perhaps the most respected...
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AP
December 20, 2018 - 1:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lashed by rare criticism from conservatives, President Donald Trump declared Thursday he would not sign a bill to keep funding the government because it fails to provide billions for his border wall with Mexico, throwing Congress into deep disarray and risking a federal shutdown...
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