Military Shifts Focus to Threats by Russia and China, Not Terrorism

The Pentagon says the military is too stretched to both fight insurgents and prepare for war with great world powers.

Turkey’s President Assails U.S.-Trained Kurdish Border Force

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey criticized a proposed American-trained force that could put thousands of Kurdish militia on the Turkish border.

How ISIS Produced Its Cruel Arsenal on an Industrial Scale

When the Islamic State seized territory in Iraq and Syria, it had the time and space to industrialize advanced weapons manufacturing. The results included explosive space heaters and chemical rockets.

Manafort Working on Kurdish Referendum Opposed by U.S.

President Trump’s former campaign chairman has continued soliciting international business even as his past international work is under investigation.