News Analysis: Officials Eye Euphrates River Valley as Last Stand for ISIS

Even with the Islamic State on the run, U.S. advisers grapple with political and military problems in wresting Iraqi and Syrian towns from extremists.

Trump Says He Has ‘Complete Power’ to Pardon

By PETER BAKER July 22, 2017 NORFOLK, Va — President Trump on Saturday asserted the “complete power to pardon” relatives, aides and possibly even himself in response to investigations into Russia’s meddling in last year’s...

Commando Raids on ISIS Yield Vital Data in Shadowy War

Risky Special Operations missions targeting midlevel figures can prove valuable for unearthing information about the Islamic State’s inner circle.