Pushing favored policies in a crisis would put Trump in line with his predecessors. After 9/11, President George W. Bush pushed for counterterrorism measures and regime change in Iraq — long-sought goals of his aides — based on faulty evidence of weapons of mass destruction, an argument that seemed farContinue Reading

WASHINGTON — A manipulated video featuring Joseph R. Biden Jr. and spread by President Trump over the weekend has ratcheted up an online war that has put Twitter and Facebook in the middle of a debate over political speech. The campaigns have fought for months over misinformation targeting Mr. Biden,Continue Reading

Two former U.S. officials told POLITICO that Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) has been urging the White House directly to leave a small presence, made up of U.S. special operations forces and potentially CIA paramilitary officers, on the ground to maintain pressure on the Taliban and continue counterterrorism operations against al QaedaContinue Reading