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U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan more than 95% complete

The process to withdraw American forces from Afghanistan by the end of August is more than 95% complete, U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) said Tuesday. CENTCOM said 984 C-17 loads of material have departed Afghanistan while more than …

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Rockets hit Iraq base housing U.S. forces

The U.S. military said Wednesday that two people sustained minor injuries after at least 14 rockets pummeled an Iraqi base that houses U.S. troops and other international forces. “At approx. 12:30 PM local time, Ain Al-Assad Air …

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U.S. troops in Syria attacked after airstrikes on militias

U.S. troops in eastern Syria came under rocket attack Monday, with no reported casualties, one day after U.S. Air Force planes carried out airstrikes near the Iraq-Syria border against what the Pentagon said were facilities used by Iran-backed …

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Biden taps Russia expert for key Pentagon job

U.S. President Joe Biden is nominating Celeste Wallander as his assistant secretary of Defense for international security affairs, a crucial position and one of his last remaining foreign policy posts, Axios has learned. By tapping …

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U.S. withdrawal in Afghanistan up to 44% complete

The process to withdraw U.S. forces from Afghanistan by September is up to 44% complete, Central Command (CENTCOM) said on Tuesday. The military gave the range between 30 -44% due to security concerns amid the pullout. CENTCOM said 300 …

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U.S. Afghanistan withdrawal up to 20% done

The U.S. military’s withdrawal from Afghanistan is up to 20% complete with a little less than four months left in the effort, the Pentagon announced Tuesday. U.S. forces have shipped out approximately 115 …

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U.S. evacuates 120 Pentagon personnel out of Israel

The Pentagon on Thursday confirmed reports that it pulled 120 U.S. military personnel from Israel. Defense Department press secretary John Kirby said the U.S. Central Command and U.S. European Command staffers flew aboard a C-17 …

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Pentagon urges Turkey not to retain S-400 systems

Turkish National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar and US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin held a phone call on Thursday, discussing regional security and bilateral defense cooperation. Akar and Austin exchanged views and underlined …

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U.S. to remove patriots, forces out of Persian Gulf region

U.S. President Joe Biden has ordered the Pentagon to start removing Patriot anti-missile systems, other military hardware and forces from the Persian Gulf region and could deploy them elsewhere to counter Russia and China, the Wall Street Journal …

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U.S. Defense Secretary visits Afghanistan

U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in an unnanounced visit to Kabul on Sunday as Washington reviews the peace process there and its planned troop withdrawal. Austin said on Twitter he had come to …

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Georgia and U.S. discuss issues of military cooperation

Georgian Minister of Defense Juansher Burchuladze spoke by phone with Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III, according to the statement posted on the U.S. Department of Defense Office's website. Both leaders noted the strength …

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