The New York Times

The New York Times (NYT) is an American daily newspaper, founded and continuously published in New York City since September 18, 1851, by the New York Times Company. It has won 117 Pulitzer Prizes, more than any other news organization.

“The hope of tiring the Taliban remains the mantra repeated by American diplomats and the generals whom the president has empowered to execute his policy.”

“The commanders are training a younger force that has mainly faced shadowy terrorist foes in the Middle East and Southwest Asia since the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.”

“In October, Iraqi forces set out to retake Mosul, ISIS’s biggest stronghold in the country. It would take them nine months and cost thousands of lives.”

“From day 1, Iran saw a chance to make a client state of Iraq, a former enemy against which it fought a war in the 1980s.”

“Marines are back in Helmand with a changed mission, looking at an overwhelmingly changed map.”

“Advisers recruited two businessmen who profited from military contracting to devise alternatives to the Pentagon’s plan to send thousands of additional troops to Afghanistan.”