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SOUTHWEST ASIA, Jan. 4, 2018 — A coalition team working with Syrian partners erected a steel bridge in only 16 hours Dec. 27 near the village of Hawi al-Hawa, west of Syria’s Raqqa Province. Engineers attached to Operation Inherent Resolve’s Special Operations Joint Task Force led the effort, which officials said allows the Raqqa Internal Security Force to provide security to the...
The leading Washington-based government watchdog revealed Thursday that at least 18 classified emails were discovered in the nearly 800 documents released by the State Department from the laptop of former Democratic congressman Anthony Weiner, the estranged husband of Huma M. Abedin. “Judicial Watch’s work in federal court holding the government accountable to the rule of law has forced the State...
WASHINGTON, Jan. 4, 2018 — Joint South Korean-U.S. military exercises have been “deconflicted” with the Winter Olympics, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said here today. The secretary also discussed the demonstrations in Iran during an impromptu news conference with Pentagon reporters. The military exercises in South Korea are needed to ensure U.S. and South Korean troops can work together in the...
SILVER SPRING, Md., Jan. 4, 2018 — Sorrow, sadness and grief are among the most common feelings associated with funeral services. But for Marines, a service honoring the life of a fellow leatherneck may also invoke feelings of pride, commitment and honor. Military funeral honors are the final ceremonial demonstration of gratitude to those who, in times of war and...
As the Jan. 19 deadline for Congress to pass a budget nears, debate is heating up surrounding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. “Today the Republicans and Democrats in Congress shared their priorities for a bipartisan spending agreement," said Sen A. Mitchell "Mitch" McConnell Jr. in a press release. DACA, a 2012 executive order signed by President Barack H. Obama,...
The director of "Koran by Heart" and "Manhunt: The Inside Story of the Hunt for Bin Laden" has made the most intimate documentary to ever capture the inner workings of any White House with this film of President Barack Obama and his foreign policy team in "The Final Year" slated for its U.S. release Jan. 19. "We started with a...
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20, 2017 — U.S. and Afghan forces conducted a series of strikes over the past 24 hours against Taliban drug labs, to target the revenue streams of the terrorists, according to the Resolute Support mission and U.S. Forces Afghanistan commander.  The combined operations struck seven Taliban drug labs and one command-and-control node in northern Helmand province, Army Gen. John W. Nicholson told Pentagon...
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Afghan National Defense and Security Forces work to clear northern and southern Marjah of Taliban fighters, from the ground and in the air, since Dec. 23, 2017. Maiwand 10 is a joint operation with maneuver elements from the Afghan National Army, National Directorate of Security and Afghan National Police forces. (Video contains interviews by U.S. Marine Capt. Robert Walters...
For the permanent government in Washington, the 2016 election was really about whether the good times the city enjoyed under eight years of President Barack Obama would continue under former first lady Hillary R. Clinton or would New York City developer Donald J. Trump enter the nation's capital intent on reversing the swing of power and money to Washington. Well, Trump...
YOKOSUKA, Japan -- The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Bremerton (SSN 698) arrived at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Dec. 22 for a visit as part of its deployment to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. The visit strengthens the already positive alliance between the U.S. and Japan through the crews' interaction with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force. It also demonstrates the U.S. Navy's commitment...

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