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Iranian attacks are down, but not over, CENTCOM commander says

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When rockets struck Baghdad’s Green Zone on Tuesday, within hours of the U.S. announcing it would draw down 500 troops from its presence in Iraq, it marked the end of an October truce between Iranian-backed militias and coalition forces. But American deterrence against Iran is largely working, Marine Gen. Frank McKenzie, who heads U.S. Central […]

Drop in insurgent attacks, coalition airstrikes leads to fewest civilian casualties in Afghanistan since 2012

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KABUL, Afghanistan — A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle near a police special forces base in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday, setting off a gunfight with police that was followed by two more suicide bombings, Afghan officials said. The coordinated attack killed five police and officials said seven militants were also killed. Gen. Ghulam Daud […]

With ‘shark attacks’ a thing of the past, soldiers recall these classic drill sergeant one-liners

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Shark attacks might be a thing of the past, but that doesn’t mean they’ll be forgotten. The decades-old practice of screaming at trainees as they disembarked the bus on Day 1 of infantry training, a tactic used to establish “psychological dominance,” has indeed been replaced by a new strategy intended to emphasize teamwork and trust, […]

With ‘shark attacks’ a thing of the past, soldiers recall these classic drill sergeant one-liners

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Shark attacks might be a thing of the past, but that doesn’t mean they’ll be forgotten. The decades-old practice of screaming at trainees as they disembarked the bus on Day 1 of infantry training, a tactic used to establish “psychological dominance,” has indeed been replaced by a new strategy intended to emphasize teamwork and trust, […]

VA secretary attacks reports of slowdowns in mailed prescriptions as ‘conspiracy theories’

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Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie is dismissing reports of significant delays in veterans mailed prescriptions as “conspiracy theories” being used to “score political points against the Trump administration,” and warning that the narrative could discourage some individuals from using the U.S. postal service for critical medications. “It’s disappointing to see how comfortable some are with […]

New Iran rocket attacks won’t force US hand in troop drawdown, CENTCOM commander says

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A recent, steady flow of rocket attacks in the past week on facilities housing U.S. troops in Iraq, including Camp Taji and Baghdad, may be attempts of Iranian-backed groups to pressure an American exit. But the region’s top military commander sees little effect. “We’re not going to quit the region in response to Iranian pressure,” […]

New Iran rocket attacks won’t force US hand in troop drawdown, CENTCOM commander says

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A recent, steady flow of rocket attacks in the past week on facilities housing U.S. troops in Iraq, including Camp Taji and Baghdad, may be attempts of Iranian-backed groups to pressure an American exit. But the region’s top military commander sees little effect. “We’re not going to quit the region in response to Iranian pressure,” […]

ISIS extremists step up attacks as Iraq, Syria grapple with virus

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BAGHDAD — The man wearing an explosive vest emerged from a car and calmly marched toward the gates of the intelligence building in Iraq’s northern city of Kirkuk. When he ignored their shouts to halt, guards opened fire, and he blew himself up, wounding three security personnel in the first week of Ramadan. Days later, […]

ISIS extremists step up attacks as Iraq, Syria grapple with virus

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BAGHDAD — The man wearing an explosive vest emerged from a car and calmly marched toward the gates of the intelligence building in Iraq’s northern city of Kirkuk. When he ignored their shouts to halt, guards opened fire, and he blew himself up, wounding three security personnel in the first week of Ramadan. Days later, […]