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Trump Abandons Idea of Sending Terrorism Suspect to Guantánamo

November 2, 2017
Peter Baker | The New York Times
President Trump on Thursday backed off his threat to send the suspect in this week’s New York terrorist attack to the American military prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, but once again called for the man to be executed, a public intervention in the case that could come back to haunt prosecutors in any future trial.
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Trump says he ordered U.S. to ‘step up our already Extreme Vetting Program’

November 1, 2017
Philip Rucker | The Washington Post
Trump wrote in a tweet, “I have just ordered Homeland Security to step up our already Extreme Vetting Program. Being politically correct is fine, but not for this!”
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What's next for the caliphate?

October 23, 2017
Jonathan Swan | Axios
ISIS lost its Syrian capital, Raqqa, last week. Trump issued a congratulatory statement; but we've not seen any George W. Bush-style "Mission Accomplished" speeches.
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Trump’s Tweets About London Bombing Anger British Leaders

September 16, 2017
Maggie Haberman, Mark Landler | The New York Times
President Trump seized on a terrorist attack in London on Friday to promote his ban on travel to the United States by Muslims and, in the process, ran afoul of Britain by claiming without evidence that the assailants had been “in the sights” of the British police.
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The terrorist threat posed by Islamic State isn't going away

July 17, 2017
Doyle McManus | The Los Angeles Times
The Islamic State’s self-proclaimed caliphate, the brutal “state” the extremist group ruled for three years in Syria and Iraq, is rapidly collapsing. After months of grueling combat, Iraqi troops have finally retaken Mosul, their country’s second-largest city.
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