The story of that week, and the secret planning in the months preceding it, ranks as the most perilous chapter so far in President Trump's three years in office.

The plane was late and the

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If protesters enter the compound, kill them

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Exerting power, praying for a martyr's death

At spy headquarters, seeing a "mosaic effect"

In the Middle East, "a state of mobilisation"

"We know that our region is stormy"

"A new stage in the Trans-Atlantic divorce"

"The ball is in our court," the Defence Secretary says

"What were the threats?' Lawmakers shouted