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US wants to reduce presence in Africa, warns top officer

The United States wants to reduce its military presence in Africa, Washington's top military officer said, as France hosts Sahel leaders as it seeks...

Esper: Information Indicated ‘Broad Scale’ Attack Within ‘Matter of Days’

Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper reiterated his belief on Sunday morning talk shows that elimination of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani would prevent an...

US rejects Iraq request to discuss troop withdrawal

The United States on Friday rejected a request by Iraq to start talks on pulling out its 5,200 troops, notching up the discord after...

63 ‘terrorists’, 25 others killed in Niger army base attack

Heavily armed assailants stormed a military base in Niger on Thursday killing 25 people and leading to fierce clashes that killed 63 “terrorists”, the...

Putin attends massive war games off Crimea

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday observed massive military drills off the coast of Moscow-annexed Crimea that involved test launches of cruise and hypersonic...

Has Trump deterred Iran? Experts not so sure

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Wednesday that the US strike that killed a top Iranian general had restored credibility to the US threat...

Joint Chiefs Chairman: Defensive Measures Prevented Casualties in Iranian Attack

Although Iranian missiles damaged equipment and infrastructure at U.S. and ally-occupied military installations in Iraq yesterday, training and defensive readiness paid off in no...

#IranvsAmerica: months of escalating tensions

Tensions between Iran and the United States have been steadily escalating for months. After a US strike killed a top Iranian commander last week...

Iran fired ‘more than a dozen’ missiles against US forces in Iraq: Pentagon

Iran fired “more than a dozen” ballistic missiles on Tuesday (Jan 7) against two airbases in Iraq where US and coalition forces are based,...

NATO Temporarily Suspends Training Mission in Iraq

Although NATO is committed to the training mission in Iraq, the alliance has suspended training operations in the country, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg...