Why Trump, Against His Instincts, Spared Iraq From the Travel Ban – Wall Street Journal (subscription)

President Donald Trump’s national-security team had many reasons to be wary of his travel ban aimed at seven majority-Muslim nations, even though it followed through on a signature campaign pledge.

They had been left out of the deliberations; there were concerns the executive order couldn’t pass muster legally; and they disagreed with some of its provisions—above all the inclusion of Iraq, a key ally in the fight against Islamic…

Why Trump, Against His Instincts, Spared Iraq From the Travel Ban – Wall Street Journal (subscription)

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