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US approves $1 bln Qatar arms deal despite Gulf crisis

The United States government on Wednesday approved a $1.1 billion deal to service Qatar’s F-15 fighter jets despite the diplomatic stand-off between the Gulf emirate and its neighbors. Qatar, home to one of the largest US military bases in the Middle East, is locked in a bitter dispute with Washington’s other Arab allies in the […]

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Islamic State Claims ‘Soldier’ in New York City Truck Attack

The Islamic State has claimed Sayfullo Saipov, the 29-year-old Uzbek immigrant charged with killing eight people in New York City earlier this week with a truck, as one of its own. The terrorist group said in Al-Naba, the group’s weekly newspaper, that the attacker was one of its “soldiers,” but did not provide any evidence […]


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U.S. Marines Prep For Potential Conflict with Russia

The U.S. Marine Corps is seriously considering the prospect of a conflict with Russia in Eastern Europe and dedicating more resources to its Marine Expeditionary Force headquarters, Military Times reported Tuesday. A Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) is the largest type of Marine combat force and can include up to 25,000 Marines. In recent years, the […]


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Trump Blames Generals for Deadly Niger Ambush

Did President Donald Trump, the commander-in-chief, just blame U.S. generals for the deadly October 4 ambush in Niger? When asked by reporters on Wednesday if he authorized the mission in Niger that left four U.S. special forces soldiers dead, Trump said, “No, I didn’t, not specifically.” The generals have “decision-making ability,” he added. “I have […]


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Venezuela Prepares for War With U.S.

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro called on his nation’s military leaders Tuesday to prepare for war against the U.S. days after the Trump administration banned Venezuelan officials from entering the nation. “We have been shamelessly threatened by the most criminal empire that ever existed and we have the obligation to prepare ourselves to guarantee peace,” said […]