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October 23, 2019 - 2:10 am
Defense Secretary Mark Esper arrived in Baghdad Wednesday, as chaos swirled along the Turkey-Syria border and Iraqi leaders chafed over reports the U.S. may want to increase the number of troops based in Iraq at least temporarily.
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May 23, 2019 - 1:56 am
By LOLITA C. BALDOR and ROBERT BURNS Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon on Thursday will present plans to the White House to send up to 10,000 more troops to the Middle East, in a move to beef up defenses against potential Iranian threats, U.S. officials said. The officials said no...
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April 26, 2019 - 3:13 pm
By ROBERT BURNS AP National Security Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon may send about 300 more troops to the U.S.-Mexico border in roles that could put them in contact with migrants and thus mark a break from current practice, officials said. Charles Summers, a spokesman for Acting Defense...
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December 31, 2018 - 3:12 pm
The former top U.S. commander in Afghanistan said Sunday that withdrawing up to half the 14,000 American troops serving there would reduce the incentive for the Taliban to negotiate a peace deal after more than 17 years of war.
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump greet members of the military as they arrive for a hangar rally at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq
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December 27, 2018 - 7:17 pm
President Donald Trump's surprise trip to Iraq may have quieted criticism at home that he had yet to visit troops in a combat zone, but it has infuriated Iraqi politicians who on Thursday demanded the withdrawal of U.S. forces.
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December 21, 2018 - 2:45 pm
The Pentagon is developing plans to withdraw up to half of the 14,000 American troops serving in Afghanistan, U.S. officials said Thursday, marking a sharp change in the Trump administration's policy aimed at forcing the Taliban to the peace table after more than 17 years of war.
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December 04, 2018 - 12:48 pm
The Marine officer chosen to command U.S. forces in the Middle East says the fight in Afghanistan is at a stalemate and the significant number of Afghan troop deaths in the war is not sustainable.
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President Donald Trump speaks to the media before leaving the White House in Washington,
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November 22, 2018 - 10:34 am
President Donald Trump has delivered a Thanksgiving message to American service members on duty around the world, telling them by telephone, "Your courage truly inspires us."
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November 21, 2018 - 1:50 pm
President Donald Trump frequently credits himself with accomplishing more for the military and veterans than any other president in recent memory. But he has yet to embark on what has long been a traditional presidential pilgrimage important to the military: a visit to troops deployed in a war zone.
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U.S soldier looks through the scope of his weapon during a night patrol in Mandozai, in Khost province, Afghanistan
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November 15, 2018 - 7:01 pm
Meditation worked as well as traditional therapy for military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder in a small experiment sponsored by the Department of Defense.
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