America Is Failing Refugees, and Itself

How the United States treats refugees is one of the greatest tests of the American experiment.

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Trump and Ukraine: Former Advisers Revisit What Happened

Amid the current crisis, Fiona Hill and other former advisers are connecting President Trump’s pressure campaign on Ukraine to Jan. 6. And they’re ready to talk.

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Alexander Vindman on Why It’s the ‘Beginning of the End’ for Putin

The former Ukraine expert for the National Security Council shares his take on the Russia-Ukraine war.

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Alexander Vindman Sues Trump Allies, Alleging Retaliation

The former Army colonel, who worked on the National Security Council, said in a lawsuit that Donald Trump Jr. and others carried out a campaign of intimidation against him.

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On Trump, Truth and Press Coverage

Responses to a column by Ross Douthat about Donald Trump, politics and the press. Also: Russia and Ukraine; keeping place names; F.D.R. and Churchill.

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Alexander Vindman Talks With Kara Swisher About Trump and Speaking Out

He spoke out anyway. A key witness in the impeachment investigation speaks to Kara Swisher about what that decision cost him.

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Trump Has Sold Off America’s Credibility for His Personal Gain

From China to Ukraine, this president has acted at odds with American foreign policy. Imagine what he could do with four more years.

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Brother of Impeachment Witness Says His Firing Was a Whistle-Blower Reprisal

Yevgeny Vindman, Alexander S. Vindman’s brother, says he was fired in retaliation for his role in the impeachment inquiry and for raising ethics and legal concerns about the national security adviser.

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Army Officer Who Clashed With Trump Vows to Speak Out on Security Issues

Lt. Col. Alexander S. Vindman’s retirement from the Army after more than 21 years of service took effect on Saturday, the same day his sharply critical op-ed of the president was published.

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Army Officer Who Clashed With Trump Over Impeachment Set to Retire

The White House had made clear to Pentagon officials that President Trump did not want to see Lt. Col. Alexander S. Vindman promoted.

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Defense Secretary Faces White House Pressure on Aides and a Military Promotion

Senior Defense Department personnel who are perceived as White House critics are resigning or facing what is viewed as reprisal.

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Promotion in Jeopardy for Army Officer Who Challenged Trump on Ukraine

Military officials fear the White House may retaliate against Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman for his testimony in the House impeachment inquiry.

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