US military struggles to find a strategy amid sudden policy changes in CENTCOM region
The future of the five-year fight against Islamic State militants is unclear, along with the entire strategy underpinning the U.S. troop presence in the U.S. Central Command region.
Marine killed in Humvee accident at California Mountain Warfare Training Center
Pfc. Christian Bautista was manning the turret on the enhanced armament carrier version of the Humvee at roughly 7:15 a.m. Sunday when the accident occurred.
Iraq: American troops leaving Syria cannot stay in Iraq
U.S. troops leaving Syria and heading to neighboring Iraq do not have permission to stay in the country, Iraq’s military said Tuesday as American forces continued to pull out of northern Syria after Turkey’s invasion of the border region.
Remains identified of World War II Marine who died at Tarawa Atoll
The remains of Marine Corps Reserve Pvt. Joseph F. Boschetti were accounted for on July 8.
Silent protest? Withdrawing US soldier seen wearing previously banned Kurdish militia patch
It’s common for U.S. special operators to don patches of partner forces. But in 2016, American military commanders banned the wear of YPG and YPJ patches after Turkey became outraged following the circulation of photos of American commandos brandishing the patches.
Defense Secretary Esper to urge NATO to pay more to protect Saudi Arabia from Iran
Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Tuesday that he will urge allies later this week to contribute more to the defense of Saudi Arabia and the Gulf region to counter threats from Iran.
Russia, Turkey seal power in northeast Syria with accord after American troops withdraw
The leaders of Russia and Turkey announced an agreement Turkey for their two countries’ forces to jointly patrol almost the entire northeastern Syrian border after the withdrawal of Kurdish fighters. The deal would seal the two countries’ power in Syria, filling the void left by departing American troops after President Donald Trump abruptly ordered their withdrawal.
Model hog-tying Trump in Times Square billboard is a Marine vet
A clothing company has put up a billboard in New York City’s Times Square that depicts President Donald Trump being hog-tied by a woman clad in its athletic wear.
Brett McGurk warns that ISIS threats are likely to reemerge
“I think the ability of the United States to hold the SDF intact, which is critical to mitigating the risk of an ISIS resurgence, is draining by the day,” McGurk said.
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