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The Pentagon Could Send Conventional Military Forces into Syria

The Pentagon is developing proposals for sending an unspecified number of American military personnel into Syria, conventional ground forces who would augment the 500 combat advisers already there coordinating efforts to destroy the Islamic State. First reported Wednesday by CNN, any such deployment would have to be approved by President Donald Trump. However, the commander […]

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US Navy Beefs Up Red Sea Presence

Responding to a growing number of dangerous incidents in waters around Yemen, the U.S. Navy is expanding its presence in the Red Sea, especially around the Bab el-Mandeb strait at the southern entrance to the waterway. The destroyer Cole was tasked Feb. 3 with patrolling in the region, days after a suicide boat attack by […]

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Islamic State Shifts to Libya’s Desert Valleys After Sirte Defeat

Islamic State militants have shifted to desert valleys and inland hills southeast of Tripoli as they seek to exploit Libya’s political divisions after defeat in their former stronghold of Sirte, security officials say. The militants, believed to number several hundred and described as “remnants” of Islamic State’s Libya operation, are trying to foment chaos by […]

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Iran Tests Ballistic Missile in Defiance of UN Resolution, US Officials Say

Iran conducted its first ballistic missile test under Donald Trump’s presidency, in yet another apparent violation of a United Nations resolution, U.S. officials told Fox News on Monday. The launch occurred Sunday at a well-known test site outside Semnan, about 140 miles east of Tehran, Fox News was first to learn. The Khorramshahr medium-range ballistic missile […]

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Trump Considers Using the U.S. Military to Establish Refugee Camps in Syria

President Trump envisions using the U.S. military, in conjunction with the State Department, to establish and protect refugee camps in Syria and neighboring countries, according to a draft executive order outlining several steps the new administration intends to take with hopes of preventing future terrorist attacks on American soil. First obtained and published Wednesday by […]

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NATO Seeks Closer Ties with Gulf, Opens New Center

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg on Tuesday called for boosting security cooperation with the Gulf states as the Western military alliance opened its first office in the region. “It will be a vital hub for cooperation between the alliance and our Gulf partners,” Stoltenberg said at the inauguration of the center in Kuwait in the presence […]