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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (left) and Vice President Mike Pence (right) negotiate a ceasefire in northeast Syria at the Presidential Complex in Ankara, Turkey, on October 17, 2019.

Trump’s ‘great for everybody’ ceasefire deal in Syria gives Turkey everything it wants in exchange for virtually nothing

Mike Pence signed the deal on Thursday, prompting a NATO official to tell Insider: "The humiliation of the United States in Syria is complete."
A 2nd ABCT soldier guides an M1A2 Abrams tank off the first of three cargo ships scheduled to deliver armored vehicles to the Port of Vlissingen, Netherlands, October 11, 2019.

The US Army is worried about a potential showdown with Russia, and it’s practicing a new way to get to a fight in Europe

The US Army has been beefing up its presence in Europe, and with that has come a new emphasis on being able to actually move around the continent.
A U.S. Air Force Boeing C-17A Globemaster III large transport aircraft flies over a minaret after taking off from Incirlik air base in Adana, Turkey, in this August 12, 2015 file photo

US officials are considering pulling nuclear weapons from Turkey, effectively severing the US-Turkey alliance

The US-Turkey relationship has soured over the past several years, but the US still stores as many as 50 B61 gravity bombs at Inçirlik Air Base.
U.S. President Trump speaks to reporters at the White House in Washington

Trump’s latest tweets on Syria show he has absolutely no plan to help the Kurds as Turkey boasts about killing over 100 of them

"I am watching closely," Trump said of Turkey's military operation against the Kurds, with no indication of a specific plan of action on the horizon.
Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham hits heavy seas in the Atlantic Ocean, December 18, 2018.

There’s a new round of tensions between the US, NATO, and Russia, and that means there’s a new battle brewing in the Atlantic

With a new period of competition between the US and its NATO allies and a resurgent Russia, the North Atlantic is once again a battleground.
A Belgian Air Force F-16 escorts a Russian Tu-160 nuclear-capable supersonic bomber.

Belgian F-16s scrambled to intercept 2 Russian nuclear-capable supersonic bombers over the Baltic Sea

The Belgian Air Force intercepted two Russian Tu-160 supersonic, nuclear-capable bombers at close range in Baltic airspace.
"Plan A" is an audio-visual simulation that shows how so-called "tactical" nuclear weapons could lead to a highly fatal global conflict between the Russia, the US, and allies.

A terrifying new animation shows how 1 ‘tactical’ nuclear weapon could trigger a US-Russia war that kills 34 million people in 5 hours

"Plan A" is a hypothetical yet eerily plausible scenario imagined by nuclear weapons experts. It shows 91 million deaths and injuries in hours.
President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in New York in September 2018.

Even in the cynical world of covert intelligence, Israel’s apparent surveillance of the White House is considered a breathtaking violation

Israel is accused of plating spy devices in Washington, D.C., and even former intelligence workers that already see Israel as reckless are shocked.
President Donald Trump generated controversy at a NATO summit in Brussels when he criticized other member states over their defense spending.

Trump keeps criticizing NATO allies over spending. Here’s how NATO’s budget actually works

President Trump has frequently distorted how the historic alliance is funded, raising questions about his grasp of NATO's relevance and strategy.
US Marines march to the beach from a landing craft utility during an amphibious assault in Klaipeda, Lithuania, for exercise Baltic Operations 2019, June 16, 2019.

75 years after D-Day, the US Navy and Marines are still training for sea invasions, but now right by Russia’s shores

In June, the US Navy and Marine Corps and their partners put on the 47th Baltic Operations, practicing complex missions in a tense part of the world.