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Pentagon explains northeast Syria troop withdrawal

Spokesman for the U.S. Defense Department Jonathan Hoffman explained why it was decided that U.S. troops would leave northeast Syria ahead of a Turkish offensive in the area. "Unfortunately, Turkey has chosen to …

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Pentagon names Saudi refineries attackers

Iran most likely attacked Saudi oil facilities this weekend, General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, said. "Without rushing ahead of the investigation being conducted by Saudi Arabia, I think, this is a …

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US names condition for cooperation with Russia

Russia needs to change its behavior in order to interact with the United States, Secretary of Defence Mark Esper said in response to a statement by French President Emmanuel Macron that pushing Russia away from Europe is a big strategic …

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U.S. and NATO to discuss efforts to deter Russia

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper will travel to Europe next week to discuss with NATO allies efforts to deter Russia. "Next week, I'll be traveling to Europe to meet with some of our NATO allies to discuss the …

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U.S. tests ground launch cruise missile banned under INF

The U.S. military conducted a flight test of a conventional ground-launched cruise missile off the western coast of the U.S. Sunday, a missile test that would have been previously banned under the now defunct Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces …

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Pentagon: ISIS re-surging in Syria

The ISIS terrorist group (banned in Russia) is "re-surging" in Syria less than five months after U.S. President Donald Trump declared the terror group's caliphate there had been 100% defeated, according to a …

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Mark Esper sworn in as Pentagon chief

Army Secretary Mark Esper was sworn in as U.S. secretary of defense, hours after being confirmed by the Senate in a strong bipartisan vote that ended the longest period by far the Pentagon had been without a permanent top …

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US prepares operation in Persian Gulf

The US military is developing an operation designed to secure maritime routes in the Middle East. The US Central Command issued a relevant statement, according to which the preparation of the operation in the Persian Gulf began after the …

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U.S. working on plans to deter Iran

American intelligence and military officers are working on additional clandestine plans to counter Iran in the Persian Gulf, pushed by the White House to develop new options that could help deter Tehran, according to current and former Pentagon …

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 Trump names Esper as Acting Defense Secretary

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has withdrawn from consideration to hold the post in a permanent capacity, U.S. President Donald Trump announced. The president said Shanahan had opted to …

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