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Acting defense chief visits Afghanistan during troop pullout

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Acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller made an unannounced trip to Afghanistan on Tuesday, meeting top leaders during the American troop withdrawal. The Pentagon said Miller met Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani and Gen. Scott Miller, the top U.S. commander in the country. Miller’s stop in Kabul is the second visit by senior defense officials in the […]

Acting US defense secretary to push for free and open Indo-Pacific policy during tour of Asia

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JAKARTA, Indonesia — The acting U.S. secretary of defense met with his counterpart in Indonesia on Monday as part of a visit to Asia in which he will push Washington’s free and open Indo-Pacific policy. Christopher Miller met Indonesian Minister of Defense Prabowo Subianto on Monday, according to Prabowo’s office. The Pentagon has said during […]

Acting US defense secretary visits troops in rare visit to Somalia

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The Pentagon’s acting defense secretary has made a rare visit to Somalia, a conflict-plagued nation in the Horn of Africa where American forces have been assisting in the fight against al-Qaida affiliate al-Shabab. In a brief statement, the Pentagon said Christopher Miller, who was installed as acting defense secretary Nov. 9 when President Donald Trump […]

Acting US defense secretary visits troops in rare visit to Somalia

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The Pentagon’s acting defense secretary has made a rare visit to Somalia, a conflict-plagued nation in the Horn of Africa where American forces have been assisting in the fight against al-Qaida affiliate al-Shabab. In a brief statement, the Pentagon said Christopher Miller, who was installed as acting defense secretary Nov. 9 when President Donald Trump […]

Acting Pentagon chief cites risks during troop reductions in Afghanistan and Iraq

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WASHINGTON — The coming period of U.S. troop withdrawals from Afghanistan and Iraq is “fraught with risk,” but the military will not hesitate to strike back if extremists attempt to undermine the transition to a smaller U.S. force in those countries, the newly installed acting secretary of defense said Wednesday. Speaking at Fort Bragg in […]

Acting SECDEF assures end of ‘generational’ Mideast wars in announcement of partial drawdown

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Acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller announced on Tuesday that the U.S. will draw down its troop levels to 2,500 in both Iraq and Afghanistan in the new year, confirming rumors that have circulated in the week since President Donald Trump fired former Defense Secretary Mark Esper. By Jan. 15, Miller said in a briefing during […]

Acting SECDEF assures end of ‘generational’ Mideast wars in announcement of partial drawdown

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Acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller announced on Tuesday that the U.S. will draw down its troop levels to 2,500 in both Iraq and Afghanistan in the new year, confirming rumors that have circulated in the week since President Donald Trump fired former Defense Secretary Mark Esper. By Jan. 15, Miller said in a briefing during […]

Fort Hood gets new acting commander; Army orders ’in-depth investigation’ into the chain of command

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The Army has directed a new general to take acting command of Fort Hood, a central Texas military installation thrust into the public spotlight in recent months over a series of violent deaths and disappearances among soldiers stationed there, senior service officials told reporters Tuesday. Army Futures Command boss Gen. John Murray will also lead […]

VA names new acting chief of staff, filling another leadership vacancy

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Veterans Affairs officials announced Friday that the department’s top congressional liaison will also serve as acting chief of staff, filling another of VA’s most senior leadership vacancies. Brooks Tucker, who currently works as assistant secretary for the Office of Congressional and Legislative Affairs, will serve in both that role and the chief of staff post. […]

VA names new acting chief of staff, filling another leadership vacancy

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Veterans Affairs officials announced Friday that the department’s top congressional liaison will also serve as acting chief of staff, filling another of VA’s most senior leadership vacancies. Brooks Tucker, who currently works as assistant secretary for the Office of Congressional and Legislative Affairs, will serve in both that role and the chief of staff post. […]