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.

“Ashraf Ghani vowed that Afghanistan will ‘execute’ enemies of the state and undertake preparations for an extended war.”

“President Obama will announce the addition of 250 Special Operations troops to the American advisory force in Syria.”

“The central but little-known role that U.S. Special Operations troops can play in helping foreign forces plan and execute deadly missions against militant targets.”

“The missions - known often by some variation of ‘train, advise and assist’ - have served as an extension of America’s larger wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.”

"Nine tough years later, five big ideas seem to be crystallizing as the lessons we should be taking from developments over the past decade."

"Gates finds a middle ground in the argument that has been swirling since Jeffrey Goldberg’s Atlantic magazine article examining Obama’s reluctance to use military force."