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Top US general ‘shocked’ by report on AWOL guns, mulls fix

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Shocked by an Associated Press investigation into the loss and theft of military guns, the Pentagon’s top general signaled Thursday that he will consider a “systematic fix” to how the armed services keep account of their firearms. The AP’s investigation reported how some of the missing guns have been stolen and later used in violent […]

Top US general in the Mideast says more work needed to counter small drones

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BAGHDAD — A month after an explosives-laden drone targeted U.S. forces at an Iraq base, the top American commander for the Middle East says finding better ways to counter such attacks is a top priority, and the United States is still behind the curve on solutions. Marine Gen. Frank McKenzie told reporters traveling with him […]

Top US general in the Mideast to recommend post-withdrawal plan for Afghanistan

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ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT — The top U.S. commander for the Middle East said Wednesday he will make recommendations to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin in early June on how to monitor and fight terrorist groups in Afghanistan from beyond its borders after all American forces withdraw. Gen. Frank McKenzie, the commander of U.S. Central […]

Top US general in the Mideast to recommend post-withdrawal plan for Afghanistan

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ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT — The top U.S. commander for the Middle East said Wednesday he will make recommendations to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin in early June on how to monitor and fight terrorist groups in Afghanistan from beyond its borders after all American forces withdraw. Gen. Frank McKenzie, the commander of U.S. Central […]

Top US general drops opposition to change in military’s sex assault policy

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WASHINGTON — In a potentially significant shift in the debate over combating sexual assault in the military, the nation’s top general says he is dropping his opposition to a proposal to take decisions on sexual assault prosecution out of the hands of commanders. Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, stopped short […]

Top US general: Afghan forces could face ‘bad possible outcomes’

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WASHINGTON — Afghan government forces face an uncertain future and, in a worst-case scenario, some “bad possible outcomes” against Taliban insurgents as the withdrawal of American and coalition troops accelerates in the coming weeks, the top U.S. military officer said Sunday. Gen. Mark Milley described the Afghan military and police as “reasonably well equipped, reasonably […]

Top US general: Afghan forces could face ‘bad possible outcomes’

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WASHINGTON — Afghan government forces face an uncertain future and, in a worst-case scenario, some “bad possible outcomes” against Taliban insurgents as the withdrawal of American and coalition troops accelerates in the coming weeks, the top U.S. military officer said Sunday. Gen. Mark Milley described the Afghan military and police as “reasonably well equipped, reasonably […]

Top US general in Afghanistan says military begins closing down operations

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KABUL, Afghanistan — America’s top general in Afghanistan said Sunday that the U.S. military has begun closing down operations in the country and that Afghanistan’s security forces “must be ready” to take over. “I often get asked, how are the security forces, can the security forces do the work in our absence? And my message […]

Top US general in Afghanistan says military begins closing down operations

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KABUL, Afghanistan — America’s top general in Afghanistan said Sunday that the U.S. military has begun closing down operations in the country and that Afghanistan’s security forces “must be ready” to take over. “I often get asked, how are the security forces, can the security forces do the work in our absence? And my message […]

Top US general in Afghanistan says military begins closing down operations

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KABUL, Afghanistan — America’s top general in Afghanistan said Sunday that the U.S. military has begun closing down operations in the country and that Afghanistan’s security forces “must be ready” to take over. “I often get asked, how are the security forces, can the security forces do the work in our absence? And my message […]