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This Map Shows Where in the World the U.S. Military Is Combatting Terrorism
SmithsonianMagazine | Less than a month after the September 11 terrorist attacks on the United States, U.S. troops—with support from British, Canadian, French, German and Australian forces—invaded Afghanistan to fight Al Qaeda and the...
US B-52s fly near contested islands amid China tensions
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CNN | Washington (CNN)The US Air Force conducted two bomber flights this week into areas considered sensitive by the Chinese military, missions that have come amid heightened tensions between Washington and Beijing. Earlier...
Civilian deaths in Yemen up by 164 percent: report
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TheHill | Civilian deaths in Yemen have skyrocketed by 164 percent since June amid Saudi-led efforts to take a major Yemeni city, according to a new report.  The report, from the oversight group Armed Location and Event Data (...
U.S. Pulling Some Missile-Defense Systems Out of Mideast
WSJ | WASHINGTON—The Pentagon is removing U.S. missile systems from the Middle East next month, U.S. military officials said, a move that will leave American allies with fewer defenses as the White House ramps up its rhetoric...
Britain grants asylum to 100 White Helmet rescuers and relatives after Syria evacuation
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Telegraph.co.uk | Britain has granted asylum to 29 Syrian “White Helmets” civil defence volunteers and up to 70 family members, The Telegraph has learned. The first family has already been resettled in the UK, while the rest are due to...
America’s Other Endless War: Battling al-Shabaab in Somalia
WSJ | MOGADISHU, Somalia—The U.S. commandos careened between grief and anger as Alex Conrad’s flag-draped coffin was hoisted onto the cargo plane. Al-Shabaab militants allied with al Qaeda had killed Staff Sgt. Conrad at a...
EU and Iran agree on new payment system to skirt US sanctions
AlJazeera | In a major snub to the United States, the European Union has decided to set up a new mechanism to enable legal trade with Iran without encountering US sanctions.  The EU will create new payment channels to preserve oil...
Tulsi Gabbard on the Trump and Pence’s Push for War in Syria
TheNation | On September 13, Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard took to the floor of the House to rebuke the administration, accusing President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence of protecting “al-Qaeda and other jihadist forces...
Mattis: US troops will remain in Syria
Stripes | WASHINGTON — U.S. troops have been fighting Islamic State militants in Syria for four years and will remain in eastern portions of the war-torn country until American leaders are convinced the terrorist group cannot...
Pompeo Lied to Congress About Yemen To Protect Arms Sales
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The American Conservative | Mike Pompeo’s certification earlier this month that the Saudi coalition was working to reduce harm to civilians in Yemen was an obvious sham. According to a new report in The Wall Street Journal, Pompeo made the...
Putin sees chance circumstances behind downing of Russian plane in Syria
Reuters | MOSCOW/JERUSALEM, Sept 18 (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that the shooting down of a Russian military plane near Syria's seacoast was the result of a chain of tragic and chance circumstances....
Saudi Arabia Scooping Up Land in Northern Virginia
FreeBeacon | Saudi Arabia is scooping up large swaths of land in Northern Virginia, just a stone's throw away from the nation's capital, according to local reports. "The Saudi government now owns five adjacent properties on the...
U.S. Holds Talks With U.K., France on Possible Syria Strikes
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WSJ | WASHINGTON—The U.S. is working with France and the U.K. on plans for a coordinated military strike in Syria if the regime uses chemical weapons in an expected offensive against the country’s last major rebel haven,...
Staged Filming of False Flag 'Chemical Attacks' Has Begun in Idlib: Russian MoD
ZeroHedge | Russian state media channels, in a near simultaneous blitz of information, have issued breaking alerts this morning that anti-Assad insurgents in Idlib have begun filming "fake footage of chemical attacks" based on...
Norway Officials Admit They Knew Nothing About Libya But Joined Regime Change Efforts Anyway
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ZeroHedge | A new official report produced by the Norwegian government illustrates the continuing absurdity of NATO expansion and foreign adventurism in places very far away from the "North Atlantic" explicit in the name North...
Shrapnel found in Yemen ties US bombs to string of civilian deaths
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CNN | Last month, a CNN investigation found remnants of a US-made bomb at the scene of an airstrike that left dozens of schoolboys dead. Now, an independent Yemen-based human rights group called Mwatana has given CNN...
Pentagon report predicted West’s support for Islamist rebels would create ISIS
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Medium.com | A declassified secret US government document obtained by the conservative public interest law firm, Judicial Watch, shows that Western governments deliberately allied with al-Qaeda and other Islamist extremist groups...
U.S. marines conduct big drills with rebels in southern Syria
Reuters | AMMAN (Reuters) - A Syrian rebel commander said on Thursday rare military exercises with U.S. marines in southern Syria sent a strong message to Russia and Iran that the Americans and the rebels intend to stay and...