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FPI Board Member Eric Edelman and General Chuck Wald show how President Trump should handle Iran

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Overnight Brief

August 11, 2017

PLEASE NOTE: FPI is ending operations and this is the final edition of the Overnight Brief

Admin divided on Afghanistan while McCain offers own approach

Robert Joseph: Bring back containment, end the Iran Deal

Jeffrey: Focus on clear goals to contain Iran in Iraq and Syria

Mazza, Cronin, McLaughlin, and Schake on the N. Korean crisis

Army short $7-9 billion of needed levels to modernize force

Michaela Dodge: US desperately needs to modernize its nukes

Trump thanks Putin for expelling US diplomats, infuriating State Dept

FBI says ISIS used eBay to send terror cash to US

WSJ editorials on terror attacks in Australia and France


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Ellen Bork | July 28, 2017

The border standoff between China and India is in its second month. In June, Peoples Liberation Army troops were found building a road in disputed territory at the junction of Chinese-occupied Tibet, Bhutan, and India.

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William Kristol | July 21, 2017

On Friday, July 17, 2015, Donald Trump called me at the offices of THE WEEKLY STANDARD. He wanted to tell me that even though I’d been critical of him, and indeed though I had said I couldn’t imagine supporting him for president, he thought I’d been fairer and more open-minded about him than some other critics.

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Eric Edelman | July 14, 2017

The president-elect’s narrow victory at the end of a volatile campaign quickly led to efforts at planning a meeting of the American and Russian leaders. Relations between the two countries had deteriorated badly, not to say spectacularly, in the last year of the previous administration, amidst mutual recriminations about spying.


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