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Iraq Accuses Pentagon Of "Extremely Exaggerating" Numbers Of ISIS Fighters

The US Department of Defense Inspector General released a formal report last week which claimed ISIS retains between 14,000 and 18,000 members in Iraq and Syria, which Pentagon officials used to argue for a continuing US troops presence in Syria. They touted the report as “verification” that a US draw down in Syria had enabled a a resurgent ISIS.

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US Defense Secretary unveils plans to phase Turkey out of F-35 program

The acting head of the Pentagon has sent a letter to a Turkish defense minister, detailing the US plan to exclude Ankara from the F-35 stealth fighter jet program over its acquisition of the Russian S-400 air defense systems.

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Two U.S. Navy warships sail through strategic Taiwan Strait

The U.S. military said it sent two Navy warships through the Taiwan Strait on Sunday as the Pentagon increases the frequency of movement through the strategic waterway despite opposition from China.

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Pentagon awards Lockheed nearly $1B contract for Saudis

The Pentagon said Monday it has awarded Lockheed Martin a nearly $1 billion contact for an advanced missile defense system on behalf of Saudi Arabia.

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Trump says Korea has no economic future if it has nuclear weapons

North Korea has no economic future with nuclear weapons, US President Donald Trump said, as the Pentagon confirmed the United States and South Korea had agreed to end joint large-scale spring military exercises.

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Pentagon: Few hundred US troops to remain in Syria after withdrawal

The Pentagon on Friday said the US will keep a few hundred troops in northeastern Syria to back an international coalition’s efforts to establish a safe zone.

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SpaceX launch certification to face review by Pentagon watchdog

The Pentagon’s inspector general said it will begin an evaluation of the Air Force’s certification of SpaceX’s primary launch vehicles.

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Pentagon Officials Fear Bolton’s Actions Increase Risk of Clash With Iran

Senior Pentagon officials are voicing deepening fears that President Trump’s hawkish national security adviser, John R. Bolton, could precipitate a conflict with Iran at a time when Mr. Trump is losing leverage in the Middle East by pulling out American troops.

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Pentagon chief of staff Kevin Sweeney resigns after Trump Syria exit

The Pentagon chief of staff Kevin Sweeney has resigned from his position less than a month after US President Donald Trump announced that American forces would leave Syria.

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Here’s how the U.S. could keep fighting in Syria after the troop withdrawal

Even though President Donald Trump announced that he would withdraw U.S. troops from Syria, the Pentagon is considering ways for U.S. forces to continue fighting in the war-torn nation, according to the Boston Globe, which cited military officials.

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US Homeland Security Requests Troops Remain on Mexican Border Until January 31

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has asked the Pentagon to extend the deployment of troops currently stationed along the US-Mexico border through the end of January, Department of Defence spokesperson Jamie Davis said in a statement.

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Pompeo, Mattis to brief US senators on Saudi as concerns mount

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Pentagon chief Jim Mattis will brief US senators Wednesday on developments related to Saudi Arabia, amid mounting bipartisan concern about the kingdom, a senior Republican lawmaker said Monday.

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Time for this war in Afghanistan to end, says departing US commander

When American Airlines Flight 77 struck the Pentagon on the morning of September 11, 2001, Lieutenant Colonel John W Nicholson Jr survived by chance. That morning, as dozens of his colleagues were killed, he was moving house and was not at his desk — which he said was 30 metres from the nose of the plane.

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Trump says to attend Paris parade in November

U.S. President Donald Trump said Friday that he would attend a celebration in Paris this November marking the end of World War I, a day after the Pentagon announced it was postponing a military parade planned in Washington D.C

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Amid NATO-Russian Tensions, US Pushes Germany to Siting Air Defense – Reports

Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal is said to have prompted Washington-Berlin talks on sending US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) systems to Germany. Despite the odds in the recent transatlantic tensions over trade and the Iran deal, the Pentagon’s plan has been well-received.

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