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Lawmakers push back at Pentagon’s possible Africa drawdown

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Defense Secretary Mark Esper’s plan to draw down U.S. forces in Africa is facing increased pushback on Capitol Hill. The top Democrat and Republican on the House Armed Services Committee ...

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Amash rips Trump over move to send troops from Syria to Iraq

Rep. Justin Amash (I-Mich.) on Sunday called out President Trump over the administration’s decision to move U.S. troops from northern Syria to Iraq, saying it conflicts with Trump’s repeated calls ...

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James Mattis: ‘I had no choice but to leave’ Trump administration

Former Defense Secretary James Mattis said he had “no choice but to leave” the Trump administration in an interview with The Atlantic, but was reluctant to share additional details about ...

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Defense chief calls on European allies to be wary of China and Russia

Defense Secretary Mark Esper called on U.S. allies in Europe to be wary of Chinese investments while blasting Russia for violating arms control rules and for its aggression in Europe. ...

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Trump says he intends to nominate Esper to lead Pentagon

President Trump intends to nominate Mark Esper to permanently lead the Defense Department, the White House announced Friday night. Esper, who is currently the secretary of the Army, was selected ...

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Trump nominates ambassador to Turkey

Trump nominates ambassador to Turkey

President Trump on Friday nominated David Satterfield to be ambassador to Turkey, taking the first step toward filling a key State Department post in the Middle East. Satterfield has been ...

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Judd Gregg: Elizabeth Warren’s gift to Donald Trump

Judd Gregg: Elizabeth Warren’s gift to Donald Trump

In the Christmas spirit of giving and in the New Year’s spirit of renewal, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has given President Trump the best of both those worlds. She is ...

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Pentagon chief of staff resigns

Pentagon chief of staff resigns

The Department of Defense’s chief of staff Rear Adm. Kevin Sweeney has resigned, according to a statement. Sweeney said in a brief statement that he planned to return to the ...

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Pentagon plans to cut troops, airstrikes in Somalia

Pentagon plans to cut troops, airstrikes in Somalia

The Pentagon plans to curtail its military role in Somalia and lessen airstrikes against al-Shabab militants in the region, NBC News reported Friday. Two senior U.S. officials told the outlet ...

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Syrian troop withdraw will take four months

Syrian troop withdraw will take four months

President Trump will give the military about four months to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria after he initially ordered the troops to be withdrawn within 30 days, The New York ...

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