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US Role in Syria Grows More Complex With Trump Claim to Oil

WASHINGTON — By claiming a right to Syria's oil, President Donald Trump has added more complexity — as well as additional U.S. forces and time — to an American military mission he has twice declared he was ending so the troops could come home. Extending the...
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US Dispatches Aircraft Carrier Over Unspecified Iran Threats

WASHINGTON — The U.S. is dispatching an aircraft carrier and other military resources to the Middle East following "clear indications" that Iran and its proxy forces were preparing to possibly attack U.S. forces in the region, a defense official told The Assoc...