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US General confident Iraqis will ask American troops to remain in Iraq

As published by ABC News by Luis Martinez The top U.S. military commander in the Middle East is expressing confidence that talks with Iraq will keep U.S. military troops in that country. Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, the commander of U.S. Central ...
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U.S. commander confident Iraq will ask American forces to stay as it confronts militias

As published by the Washington Post by Missy Ryan Iraq’s new leader has taken significant steps to confront Iranian-linked militias that have targeted American troops, a top U.S. military official said Tuesday, adding that the United States must remain patient ...
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White House Defends Trump Not Being Briefed on Russia ‘Bounty’ for US Soldiers

As published by VoA by Steve Herman WHITE HOUSE - The White House is on the defensive about President Donald Trump not being briefed on reports that a Russian military intelligence unit offered bounties to Taliban militants in Afghanistan to kill U.S ...
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Bounties Are Part of Moscow’s Aid to the Taliban, Current and Former Intel Officials Say

As published by Defense One and Katie Bo Williams ntelligence reports of Russian bounties offered to Taliban fighters to kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan suggest a reinforcement of Moscow’s behind-the-scenes assistance to the militant group, according to current and former ...
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Russians offered Taliban bounties to kill US troops: Military official

As published by ABC News by James Gordon Meek, Elizabeth Thomas and Luis Martinez Russian intelligence officers offered to pay Taliban militants to kill American troops in Afghanistan over the past year, amid peace talks to end the 18-year war ...
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CENTCOM: US looks to long-term defense relationship with Iraq

As published by Kurdistan 24 by Laurie Mylroie WASHINGTON DC (Kurdistan 24) – Brig. Gen. Duke Pirak, CENTCOM’s Deputy Director for Strategy, Plans and Policy, explained that CENTCOM was now looking at how to turn its security relationship with Iraq, ...
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New US sanctions against Syria include families of Bashar, Maher al-Assad

As published by Kurdistan 24 by Laurie Mylroie Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his wife Asma vote in Damascus during parliamentary elections in April 2016. (Photo: Handout)SyriaUnited StatesDamascusBashar al-Assad A+AA- WASHINGTON DC (Kurdistan 24) – On Wednesday, the Trump administration ...
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US sanctions Assad, his wife, others in bid to shut down foreign investment for Syrian regime

As published by ABC News by Conor Finnegan and Jack Arnholz The Trump administration announced new sanctions against the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad Wednesday, beginning the implementation of the strongest, most sweeping U.S. sanctions law yet against his ...
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In a reversal, Army now ‘open’ to conversation about renaming bases named after Confederate leaders

As published by ABC News by Elizabeth McLaughlin In a reversal, the U.S. Army said it's now "open" to a conversation about renaming bases originally named after Confederate military leaders. "The Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of the Army ...
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