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U.S. Likely to Send as Many as 1,000 More Troops into Syria Ahead of Raqqa Offensive, Officials Say

The U.S. military has drawn up early plans that would deploy up to 1,000 more troops into northern Syria in the coming weeks, expanding the American presence in the country ahead of the offensive on the Islamic State’s de facto capital of Raqqa, according to U.S. defense officials familiar with the matter. The deployment, if approved by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis […]

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U.S. Starts Deploying THAAD Antimissile System in South Korea, After North’s Tests

Alarmed over North Korea’s increasingly provocative behavior, the United States said Tuesday that it had started to deploy an antimissile system in South Korea that China has angrily opposed as a threat to its security. The deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system, or Thaad, came after North Korea launched four ballistic missiles […]

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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 […]