The Washington Post

The Washington Post is an American daily newspaper. It is the most widely circulated newspaper published in Washington, D.C., and was founded in 1877, making it the area's oldest extant newspaper.

“Russia on Thursday raised the threat of a direct confrontation with U.S. forces in Syria.”

“That advantage isn’t only about the relative difficulty of getting to the U.S. from the Middle East as compared with getting to continental Europe, but that’s a lot of it.”

“The Pentagon and NATO are still trying to map their way forward in the nearly 16-year-old conflict, according to U.S. officials.”

George Will reviews Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's “The Vietnam War” - “a masterpiece — and a model for assessing our history”.

"Those fights also will include the battle for the city of Hawija, whose location in north-central Iraq has made it an ISIS launch-pad for small but deadly raids in nearby cities."

“The collapse of the Islamic State in its most important Iraqi strongholds has brought a rare moment of hope for a country mired in war for most of the past four decades.”