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US begins shifting Afghan combat operations outside country

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. military has already begun conducting combat operations and surveillance in Afghanistan from outside the country’s borders, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told Congress on Thursday, as the troop withdrawal continues. But Austin declined to specifically address whether the U.S. will provide combat air support to the Afghan forces to prevent them or […]

US begins shifting Afghan combat operations outside country

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. military has already begun conducting combat operations and surveillance in Afghanistan from outside the country’s borders, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told Congress on Thursday, as the troop withdrawal continues. But Austin declined to specifically address whether the U.S. will provide combat air support to the Afghan forces to prevent them or […]

Pentagon begins rolling out replacement for the F-35 system that maintainers hate the most

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WASHINGTON — Last month, a U.S. Marine Corps F-35B squadron got its first taste of the new logistics system that will replace the much-maligned current system over the next two years. An F-35B squadron from Marine Corps Air Station Yuma in Arizona on Sept. 29 became the first unit to receive the initial round of […]

Pentagon begins rolling out replacement for the F-35 system that maintainers hate the most

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WASHINGTON — Last month, a U.S. Marine Corps F-35B squadron got its first taste of the new logistics system that will replace the much-maligned current system over the next two years. The from Marine Corps Air Station Yuma in Arizona became the first unit to receive the initial round of hardware needed to stand up […]

Pentagon begins rolling out replacement for the F-35 system that maintainers hate the most

pentagon-begins-rolling-out-replacement-for-the-f-35-system-that-maintainers-hate-the-most

WASHINGTON — Last month, a U.S. Marine Corps F-35B squadron got its first taste of the new logistics system that will replace the much-maligned current system over the next two years. The from Marine Corps Air Station Yuma in Arizona became the first unit to receive the initial round of hardware needed to stand up […]

Iran begins expansive annual war games amid tensions with US

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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s military Thursday began an expansive annual three-day exercise near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, state TV reported, with the maneuvers taking place amid heightened tensions between the Islamic Republic and the U.S. Units from the navy, air force and ground forces are participating in a nearly 2 million-square-kilometer (772,200-square-mile) area […]

Kabul begins release of final 400 Taliban prisoners called for in US agreement

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KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan has released the first 80 of a final 400 Taliban prisoners, paving the way for negotiations between the warring sides in Afghanistan’s protracted conflict, the government said Friday. Javid Faisal, spokesman for the Afghan National Security Council, made the announcement. Taliban officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because they are not […]

Kabul begins release of final 400 Taliban prisoners called for in US agreement

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KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan has released the first 80 of a final 400 Taliban prisoners, paving the way for negotiations between the warring sides in Afghanistan’s protracted conflict, the government said Friday. Javid Faisal, spokesman for the Afghan National Security Council, made the announcement. Taliban officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because they are not […]