Rukmini Callimachi

New York Times

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Rukmini Callimachi is a foreign correspondent for the New York Times, focusing on al-Qaeda and Islamic extremism.

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Republican U.S. Senator Mitt Romney says President Trump’s withdrawal of soldiers protecting the Kurds violated “American honor.”

Trump’s Turkey debacle

Republican U.S. Senator Mitt Romney says President Trump’s withdrawal of soldiers protecting the Kurds violated “American honor.”

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Secretary of Defense James “Maddog” Mattis resigns a day after Trump announces plans to withdraw military forces from Syria. Plus: can we afford a government shutdown?

Mattis is out and we’re heading to a shutdown

Secretary of Defense James “Maddog” Mattis resigns a day after Trump announces plans to withdraw military forces from Syria. Plus: can we afford a government shutdown?

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