Defense Secretary Mattis disagrees with Trump, says he does not see media as the enemy

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Sunday that he does not see the press as the enemy of the American people, disagreeing with a claim made by President Trump on Friday. Mattis, asked directly about Trump’s criticism of the media, said he has had “some rather contentious times with the press” but considers the institution “a constituency that we deal with.” The […]

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As Syria Attack Seems Imminent, Al-Qaeda and the U.S. Eye The Same Enemy

It’s an uncomfortable truth for policymakers in Washington and other Western capitals considering a strike on the Syrian regime of President Bashar Assad: a military assault on regime targets in response to last week’s alleged chemical weapons attack could inadvertently provide an assist for al-Qaeda-linked groups that are fighting the Syrian government. As an attack from Western countries seems imminent, […]

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