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BAGHDAD | A U.S. military official says U.S. troops have begun the process of withdrawing from Syria, declines to discuss details

BAGHDAD  — Jan 11, 2019—A U.S. military official says U.S. troops have begun the process of withdrawing from Syria, declines to discuss details. By Associated Press

WASHINGTON | Pentagon says troops at US border to cost about $210 million

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is estimating the cost of the military’s mission on the U.S.-Mexico border will be about $210 million under current plans. The total includes about $72 million for the 5,900 active-duty troops providing support to Customs and Border Protection, plus $138 million so far for 2,100 National Guard troops who have been … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Pentagon says troops at US border to cost about $210 million

WARSAW, Poland | New US ambassador introduces herself to Poles in video clip

WARSAW, Poland — The next U.S. Ambassador to Poland has introduced herself to the Polish people in a video clip. Georgette Mosbacher, a 71-year-old entrepreneur and Republican donor was tapped by President Donald Trump to serve in the nation of 38 million people in Central Europe, a NATO ally hosting U.S. troops. In the video … Continue reading WARSAW, Poland | New US ambassador introduces herself to Poles in video clip

KABUL, Afghanistan | Afghan forces free most hostages taken in new Taliban attack

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan forces rescued nearly 150 people Monday, including women and children, hours after the Taliban ambushed a convoy of buses and abducted them. The quick response marked a rare if limited battlefield success for the troops after weeks of unrelenting insurgent attacks. The militants escaped with 21 captives following the battle in … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | Afghan forces free most hostages taken in new Taliban attack

JABER AS-SARHAN, Jordan | Syrian troops recapture vital border crossing with Jordan

JABER AS-SARHAN, Jordan — Syrian government forces recaptured a vital border crossing with Jordan on Friday and raised the national flag for the first time in years, restoring sovereignty over a key region and potentially reopening a gateway for Syrian exports to Arab countries. Weakened by a crushing government offensive backed by Russia and abandoned … Continue reading JABER AS-SARHAN, Jordan | Syrian troops recapture vital border crossing with Jordan

Pence says troops should not have to worry about shutdown

WASHINGTON/January 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Vice President Mike Pence is making his fourth visit to Israel, returning to a region he’s visited “a million times” in his heart. An evangelical Christian with strong ties to the Holy Land, Pence this time comes packing two key policy decisions in his bags that have long been top priorities for … Continue reading Pence says troops should not have to worry about shutdown

Israel indicts teenage Palestinian girl who slapped soldiers

RAMALLAH, West Bank/January 01, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— An Israeli military court indicted a teenage Palestinian girl on Monday who was filmed last month in the West Bank slapping Israeli troops who refused to respond. Palestinians have since hailed Ahed Tamimi, 16, as an icon in their fight against Israel. In Israel, the footage sparked debate about the … Continue reading Israel indicts teenage Palestinian girl who slapped soldiers

Mattis nixes holiday tradition of seeing troops in war zones

WASHINGTON/December 29,2017(AP)(STL.News)— For only the second time since 9/11, America’s defense secretary didn’t visit U.S. troops in a war zone during December, breaking a long-standing tradition of personally and publicly thanking service members in combat who are separated from their families during the holiday season. Pentagon boss Jim Mattis, who spent more than four decades … Continue reading Mattis nixes holiday tradition of seeing troops in war zones

Trump’s busy Christmas Eve: calls to troops, talk of Santa

PALM BEACH, Fla./December 25,2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) —  President Donald Trump’s first Christmas Eve in office was a busy one that unfolded like this: tweet against perceived adversaries, cheer U.S. troops  spending the holidays overseas, play golf, chat with children anxious to know when Santa will bring their presents, eat dinner with the family and attend a … Continue reading Trump’s busy Christmas Eve: calls to troops, talk of Santa

Defence Secretary wishes troops Merry Christmas while in Poland on NATO visit

The Defence Secretary has praised British troops’ work with NATO Allies in Poland during a visit with the Prime Minister and members of the Cabinet. December 22, 2017 (STL.News) Gavin Williamson said the UK personnel working in Poland as part of NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) deployment reflected Britain’s global outlook, unconditional commitment to collective … Continue reading Defence Secretary wishes troops Merry Christmas while in Poland on NATO visit

Trump pays holiday visit to wounded troops at Walter Reed

BETHESDA, Md. /December 21, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — President Donald Trump paid a holiday visit Thursday to wounded service members at Walter Reed National Medical Center, hailing them as “some of the bravest people anywhere in the world.” During his visit, the president awarded the Purple Heart to 1st Lt. Victor Prato of the 127th Airborne … Continue reading Trump pays holiday visit to wounded troops at Walter Reed

Joint Chiefs senior enlisted advisor: US, South Korean troops on DMZ are ‘ready’

WASHINGTON/November 1, 2017 (Army.Mil)(STL.News) — South Korean and American troops on and near the Demilitarized Zone separating North and South Korea are ready, well-supplied, well-trained and prepared, the senior enlisted advisor to the chairman said following a visit over the weekend. Army Command Sgt. Maj. John W. Troxell accompanied his boss, Marine Corps Gen. Joe … Continue reading Joint Chiefs senior enlisted advisor: US, South Korean troops on DMZ are ‘ready’

APNewsBreak: About 4,000 more US troops to go to Afghanistan

WASHINGTON/June 15, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The Pentagon will send almost 4,000 additional American forces to Afghanistan, a Trump administration official said Thursday, hoping to break a stalemate in a war that has now passed to a third U.S. commander in chief. The deployment will be the largest of American manpower under Donald Trump’s young presidency. … Continue reading APNewsBreak: About 4,000 more US troops to go to Afghanistan

Pentagon gets more flexibility on Iraq, Syria troops

WASHINGTON/April 27, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The White House is giving the Pentagon greater flexibility to determine the number of U.S. troops in Iraq and Syria, in another move by President Donald Trump to shift greater power to his military leaders. The decision will give Defense Secretary Jim Mattis the authority to send more forces into … Continue reading Pentagon gets more flexibility on Iraq, Syria troops

Iraqi troops face stiff resistance from IS in eastern Mosul

MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi troops faced stiff resistance Saturday from Islamic State militants as they pushed deeper into eastern Mosul, backed by aerial support from the U.S.-led international coalition, a senior military commander said. At dawn, troops moved into the Muharabeen and Ulama neighborhoods after fully liberating the adjacent Tahrir neighborhood on Friday, said … Continue reading Iraqi troops face stiff resistance from IS in eastern Mosul