Trump says US troops are ‘totally safe’ amid growing chaos in Syria
The commander in chief said regional fighting there is not America's problem or responsibility.
Marine Iraq War veteran to be deported Tuesday to El Salvador
Jose Segovia-Benitez served in the Marine Corps from 1999 to 2004. He has not lived in El Salvador since he was 3 years old.
US special operations secrets could fall into hands of Russians and Syrians in pullout
A former U.S. military intelligence operator who spent years working with special operations forces told Military Times that the potential spillover of sensitive tradecraft or information by the SDF was “super problematic," but also a symptom of the lack of a genuine strategy in the region.
US strikes culled ISIS-Libya encampments, unlikely to return to pre-2016 levels, defense official says
The strikes killed an estimated 43 ISIS fighters, with roughly 100 still remaining, according to a senior U.S. defense official, who spoke with reporters on the condition of anonymity.
Combat troops at higher risk for opioid, heroin addiction, study says
The National Bureau of Economic Research has released a study finding that combat exposure increases the risk of opioid, heroin addiction.
Democrats protest transferring $200M in Pentagon counterdrug efforts in Afghanistan to fund border wall
President Donald Trump has quietly transferred more than $200 million from Pentagon counterdrug efforts toward building his long-promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, drawing protests from Democrats who say he is again abusing his powers.
Trump mulled order to close parts of VA health system, Shulkin says in new book
Eager for changes at the Department of Veterans Affairs, President Donald Trump toyed early on with issuing an executive order to close parts of the VA health system without consulting Congress, according to an upcoming book by his former VA secretary.
Another former CENTCOM general weighs in with displeasure over Trump’s Syria gambit
A former CENTCOM general officer said ordering U.S. troops out of Syria was "one of the poorest, most uninformed, even arrogant policy decisions I’ve seen by any administration in the last 30 years."
Bipartisan House majority condemns Trump for Syria pullout
The U.S. House voted 354-60 to reverse President Donald Trump’s decision to pull U.S. troops back from northern Syria.
Turkish invasion of Syria sparks NATO crisis, but eviction from alliance is unlikely
Turkey’s invasion of northern Syria — along with the criticism and threats of sanctions brandished by fellow NATO members at Ankara over the offensive — is close to sparking a crisis at the world’s biggest military alliance.
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