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Government shutdown and a look ahead to 2019

December 28, 2018
Government shutdown continues over border wall.
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Trump Iraq Visit Is Called a Political Rally

December 27, 2018
Annie Karni | New York Times
“During his surprise visit to American troops in Iraq and Germany this week, President Trump singled out red “Make America Great Again” caps in a sea of military fatigues, signed a “Trump 2020” patch and accused Representative Nancy Pelosi and other leading Democrats of being weak on border security.”
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Trump Unites Left and Right Against Troop Plans, but Puts Off Debate on War Aims

December 27, 2018
Mark Landler | New York Times
“President Trump managed to do something remarkable with his abrupt order last week to withdraw all American troops from Syria and half from Afghanistan: unite the left and right against a plan to extract the United States from two long, costly and increasingly futile conflicts.”
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Trump Iraq Visit Is Called a Political Rally

December 27, 2018
Annie Karni | New York Times
“During his surprise visit to American troops in Iraq and Germany this week, President Trump singled out red “Make America Great Again” caps in a sea of military fatigues, signed a “Trump 2020” patch and accused Representative Nancy Pelosi and other leading Democrats of being weak on border security.”
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Trump Unites Left and Right Against Troop Plans, but Puts Off Debate on War Aims

December 27, 2018
Mark Landler | New York Times
“President Trump managed to do something remarkable with his abrupt order last week to withdraw all American troops from Syria and half from Afghanistan: unite the left and right against a plan to extract the United States from two long, costly and increasingly futile conflicts.”
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Trump visits U.S. troops in Iraq for first trip to a conflict zone

December 26, 2018
Philip Rucker, Anne Gearan | Trump visits U.S. troops in Iraq for first trip to a conflict zone
“President Trump touched down Wednesday in Iraq in his first visit to a conflict zone as commander in chief, a week after announcing a victory over the Islamic State that his own Pentagon and State Department days earlier said remained incomplete.”
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Trump Makes Surprise Visit to Iraq to See American Troops

December 26, 2018
Annie Karni, Mark Landler | New York Times
“President Trump visited American military forces in Iraq on Wednesday, a surprise trip and the first visit to troops stationed abroad in a combat zone by a commander in chief who has made withdrawing the United States from foreign wars a signature issue.”
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U.S. Pave Hawk helicopter crashes in western Iraq, killing seven

March 16, 2018
Nancy Youssef | The Wall Street Journal
A U.S. Pave Hawk helicopter, operating as a medevac, crashed in western Iraq on Thursday, killing all seven service members aboard.
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