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US battles Putin by disclosing his next possible moves

The hope is that disclosing Putin’s plans will disrupt them, perhaps delaying an invasion and buying more time for diplomacy or even giving Putin a chance to reconsider

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US considers backing an insurgency if Russia invades Ukraine

How the United States, which just exited two decades of war in Afghanistan, might pivot to funding and supporting an insurgency from fighting one is still being worked out.

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Stay or go? Biden, long a critic of Afghan deployments, faces a deadline

The Pentagon, uncertain what the new commander in chief will do, is preparing variations on a plan to stay, a plan to leave and a plan to withdraw very, very slowly.

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Pentagon to arm National Guard troops deploying to Capitol for inauguration

Mayor Muriel Bowser of Washington sent a letter to Trump on Sunday asking for an emergency declaration to obtain additional funding for inauguration security.

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