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Officials say rockets strike Iraqi air base, one injured

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BAGHDAD — At least four rockets struck an Iraqi airbase Saturday night, the Iraqi military said in a statement, while other officials said one person was wounded at the base where an American defense company services combat aircraft. Four security officials said that the individual wounded at Balad airbase in Salahaddin province worked for the […]

Iraqi officials: 8 rockets target US Embassy in Baghdad

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BAGHDAD — Eight rockets targeted the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone late Sunday, Iraq’s military and Iraqi officials said, sparking fears of renewed unrest as next month’s anniversary of the U.S. slaying of an Iranian general draws near. An Iraqi military statement said an “an outlawed group” launched eight rockets targeting the […]

Iraqi officials: 3 rockets target US Embassy in Baghdad

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BAGHDAD — At least three rockets targeted the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone on Sunday, Iraqi security officials said, sparking fears of renewed unrest as next month’s anniversary of the slaying of an Iranian general draws near. The embassy’s C-RAM defense system was used to destroy the rockets mid-air, three Iraqi security […]

Officials say 34 killed in separate suicide bombings targeting Afghan forces, provincial official

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GHAZNI, Afghanistan — At least 34 people were killed on Sunday in two separate suicide bombings in Afghanistan that targeted a military base and a provincial chief, officials said. There were no immediate claims of responsibility for the attacks, which took place as Afghan government representatives and the Taliban hold face-to-face talks in Qatar for […]

DoD officials consider drastic measures as commissary shortages hit critical levels

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Increasing shortages of groceries have ramped up commissary officials’ pleas to industry to help them supply commissary shelves, and caused officials high-level Pentagon officials to consider implementing the Defense Production Act for grocery production. It would be the first time the act has been invoked for commissaries. The problems are wide ranging, affecting many categories, […]

Military officials blindsided by Trump announcement of early US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. military was blindsided Thursday by President Donald Trump’s assertion that all U.S. troops will be out of Afghanistan by the end of the year, with U.S. officials saying they are not aware of such a plan and have gotten no actual order to accelerate the more gradual pullout they’ve been executing. […]

Military officials blindsided by Trump announcement of early US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. military was blindsided Thursday by President Donald Trump’s assertion that all U.S. troops will be out of Afghanistan by the end of the year, with U.S. officials saying they are not aware of such a plan and have gotten no actual order to accelerate the more gradual pullout they’ve been executing. […]

Union officials praise plans for investigation into accusations of racism at Veterans Affairs

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Officials from the largest federal workers union on Friday hailed news of an upcoming investigation into problems of racism within the Department of Veterans Affairs, saying that attention on the problem is overdue. “For far too long, VA leadership has turned a blind eye to employee claims of racism, disparaged their credibility in the media, […]

Union officials praise plans for investigation into accusations of racism at Veterans Affairs

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Officials from the largest federal workers union on Friday hailed news of an upcoming investigation into problems of racism within the Department of Veterans Affairs, saying that attention on the problem is overdue. “For far too long, VA leadership has turned a blind eye to employee claims of racism, disparaged their credibility in the media, […]