Commentary: Turkey’s Invasion of Syria Tests NATO Alliance, Advises Caution

On Oct. 6, the Office of the White House Press Secretary released a statement that after a telephone conversation by President Donald Trump with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that “Turkey will soon be moving forward with its long-planned operation into Northern Syria. The United States Armed Forces will not support or be involved in the operation, and United States forces, having defeated the ISIS territorial ‘Caliphate,’ will no longer be in the immediate area.”

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Five Ohio Petty Officers Aboard the USS Gravely Return to Norfolk After Eight Months at Sea

NORFOLK, Virginia — The USS Gravely, DDG 107, returned on Tuesday after eight months at sea. On board were five Petty Officers from Ohio: STG1 Ryan Butsch, DC1 David Favors, CTT1 Tyler Hagberg, GSE2 Austin Lear and CTT2 Amy Wallace.

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Commentary: Retreat, Regroup, and Reinvest in a Realist Foreign Policy

by Christopher Roach   Donald Trump’s administration has allowed the United States to renegotiate its orientation to the rest of the world. Partisans have sniped in contradictory ways, criticizing him both as a warmonger and a naïve peacenik, but they rarely offer thoughtful alternatives to the course Trump has taken.…

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