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US trying to drum up military support against Iran

U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration is focused on building international consensus following attacks on oil tankers in the Middle East that the United States has blamed here on Iran, acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Friday. Shanahan told Pentagon reporters that he, White House national security adviser John …

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Pentagon chief balancing Asia with Iran

As acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan heads to Asia on Tuesday to deliver a major policy speech on the region, increasing tensions with Iran threaten to upend the Pentagon’s strategy to focus on “great power competition” and countering Russia and China, officials and experts say. In January 2018, the …

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Pentagon alarmed at drop in Iraq refugees to US

Military officials are sounding the alarm inside the Trump administration about the sharp drop in admission to the United States of Iraqi refugees who have helped American troops in battle, said two US officials aware of the internal discussions. The Pentagon is concerned that not providing safe haven to more …

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Syria war: Assad’s government accuses US of massacre

Image copyrightREUTERSImage captionUS-allied SDF fighters control territory east of the River Euphrates Syria has accused the US of carrying out a “brutal massacre” with a bombing attack in Deir al-Zour province. The overnight air and artillery strikes killed an estimated 100 pro-government fighters near the Euphrates river, according to the …

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20,000 sexual assault allegations in US military

US troops have reported more than 20,000 allegations of sexual assault at military installations over the past four years, the Pentagon said in a report Friday. The report, by the Defense Department’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office, details allegations by service branch for the fiscal years 2013-2016, with the …

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Trump Threatens NBC Over Nuclear Weapons Report

He repeated his complaint later in the day when reporters arrived to cover his meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. “It is frankly disgusting the press is able to write whatever it wants to write,” Mr. Trump said. President Trump threatened on Wednesday to use the federal government’s power …

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