Killing of Islamic State Leader is Not the End: Pentagon Increasing U.S. Efforts to Protect Syria’s Oil Fields From Extremist Group and Others

Pivoting from the dramatic killing of the Islamic State’s leader, the Pentagon is increasing U.S. efforts to protect Syria’s oil fields from the extremist group as well as from Syria itself and the country’s Russian allies. It’s a new high-stakes mission even as American troops […]

Security Officials Denied Jared Kushner’s Security Clearance but Were Reportedly Overruled by Trump Official

Jared Kushner’s application for a top secret clearance was rejected by two career White House security specialists after an FBI background check raised concerns about potential foreign influence on him — but their supervisor overruled the recommendation and approved the clearance, two sources familiar with […]