Category Archives: Defense

Defense chief: US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan ‘slightly’ ahead

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WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told Congress on Thursday that America’s troop withdrawal from Afghanistan is “slightly” ahead of schedule, but he provided no details. President Joe Biden has ordered a full U.S. troop withdrawal by Sept. 11. Austin did not say when it may be complete. Austin said at a House Appropriations subcommittee […]

Defense chief: US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan ‘slightly’ ahead

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WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told Congress on Thursday that America’s troop withdrawal from Afghanistan is “slightly” ahead of schedule, but he provided no details. President Joe Biden has ordered a full U.S. troop withdrawal by Sept. 11. Austin did not say when it may be complete. Austin said at a House Appropriations subcommittee […]

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin addresses graduating West Point cadets

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WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin will speak to graduating U.S. Military Academy cadets Saturday in a ceremony returning to West Point’s football stadium with pandemic precautions. Austin, a 1975 graduate of West Point, will address about 1,000 cadets who will become U.S. Army second lieutenants. Austin, the first Black defense […]

Defense Secretary Austin orders review of deadly 2020 Manda Bay attack in Kenya

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BERLIN — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Monday ordered an Army review of an investigation into a January 2020 militant assault on the Manda Bay military base in Kenya that killed three Americans and wounded three others. In a written statement announcing Austin’s decision, his press secretary, John Kirby, did not pinpoint what Austin found […]

Defense Secretary Austin orders review of deadly 2020 Manda Bay attack in Kenya

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BERLIN — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Monday ordered an Army review of an investigation into a January 2020 militant assault on the Manda Bay military base in Kenya that killed three Americans and wounded three others. In a written statement announcing Austin’s decision, his press secretary, John Kirby, did not pinpoint what Austin found […]

Defense Secretary Austin orders review of deadly 2020 Manda Bay attack in Kenya

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BERLIN — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Monday ordered an Army review of an investigation into a January 2020 militant assault on the Manda Bay military base in Kenya that killed three Americans and wounded three others. In a written statement announcing Austin’s decision, his press secretary, John Kirby, did not pinpoint what Austin found […]

Defense Secretary Austin orders review of deadly 2020 Manda Bay attack in Kenya

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BERLIN — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Monday ordered an Army review of an investigation into a January 2020 militant assault on the Manda Bay military base in Kenya that killed three Americans and wounded three others. In a written statement announcing Austin’s decision, his press secretary, John Kirby, did not pinpoint what Austin found […]

Defense Secretary Austin orders review of deadly 2020 Manda Bay attack in Kenya

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BERLIN — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Monday ordered an Army review of an investigation into a January 2020 militant assault on the Manda Bay military base in Kenya that killed three Americans and wounded three others. In a written statement announcing Austin’s decision, his press secretary, John Kirby, did not pinpoint what Austin found […]

Defense contractor pleads guilty to sharing classified info with person linked to Hezbollah

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WASHINGTON — A woman who worked as a contract linguist for the U.S. military in Iraq pleaded guilty Friday to sharing classified information with a romantic interest linked to the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah. Mariam Taha Thompson was arrested last year in an espionage case that investigators said put the lives of American military members […]

Defense contractor pleads guilty to sharing classified info with person linked to Hezbollah

WASHINGTON — A woman who worked as a contract linguist for the U.S. military in Iraq pleaded guilty Friday to sharing classified information with a romantic interest linked to the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah. Mariam Taha Thompson was arrested last year in an espionage case that investigators said put the lives of American military members […]