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Syria
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January 18, 2019 - 8:19 am
By Barbara Starr and Veronica Stracqualursi, CNN (CNN) -- The Department of Defense has identified three of the four Americans killed in Syria on Wednesday. Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jonathan R. Farmer, 37, of Boynton Beach, Florida; Navy Chief Cryptologic Technician Shannon M. Kent, 35, of...
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Pentagon official: 120-day Syria withdrawal plan aims to please Trump 'and not get everyone killed'
Jacquelyn Martin/AP
January 02, 2019 - 4:04 pm
By Jake Tapper, Anchor and Chief Washington Correspondent (CNN) — Pentagon officials told President Donald Trump that his order to withdraw troops from Syria within 30 days was physically impossible without significant risk to U.S. forces, multiple informed sources tell CNN, and the new 120-day...
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In this Sept. 21, 2018, file photo, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis speaks during the 2018 POW/MIA National Recognition Day Ceremony at the Pentagon.
Susan Walsh/AP Photo, File
December 31, 2018 - 11:45 am
By Robert Burns, AP National Security Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — On his final day as secretary of defense, Jim Mattis on Monday urged all Pentagon employees, military and civilian, to "hold fast" in defense of the country. Mattis, who submitted his resignation on Dec. 20 and was in effect fired by...
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In this April 9, 2018, file photo, Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan, right, listen as President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House, in Washington.
Evan Vucci/AP Photo, File
December 24, 2018 - 11:41 am
UPDATED: 9:20 p.m. ___ WASHINGTON (AP) — The departure of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis in a week will thrust President Donald Trump's largely unknown choice for acting Pentagon chief into the military hot seat and shift attention to the search for a permanent replacement who will probably face...
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December 20, 2018 - 9:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is developing plans to withdraw up to half of the 14,000 American troops serving in Afghanistan, U.S. officials said Thursday, marking a sharp change in the Trump administration's policy aimed at forcing the Taliban to the peace table after more than 17 years of war...
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Central American migrants traveling with a caravan to the U.S. make their way to Pijijiapan, Mexico, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018.
AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd
October 26, 2018 - 4:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon on Friday approved a request for additional troops at the southern border, likely to total several hundred to help the U.S. Border Patrol as President Donald Trump seeks to transform fears about immigration and a caravan of Central American migrants into electoral...
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	Severomorsk, Russian Federation: A Russian submarine "Lipetsk" stands at Russia's Nothern Fleet base in the town of Severomorsk not far from the city of Murmansk, 19 April 2007
Alexander Nemenov/AFP/Getty via CNN
October 06, 2018 - 9:00 pm
By Ryan Browne EUROPE (CNN) -- America's most senior naval officer in Europe, Adm. James Foggo, said Friday that he was "concerned" about some of Russia's newer and more advanced fleet of submarines. "Russia is not 10 feet tall but they do have assets that keep me vigilant, concerned. One of them...
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In this Sept. 9, 2018 file photo, people attending the dedication stand around the 93-foot tall Tower of Voices at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa.
AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, Pool, File
September 11, 2018 - 8:55 am
By Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Americans are commemorating 9/11 with somber tributes, volunteer projects and a new monument to victims, after a year when two attacks demonstrated the enduring threat of terrorism in the nation's biggest city. Margie Miller was among the 9/11...
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, escorted by Stephen Clark, Superintendent of the National Parks of Western Pennsylvania, walk along the September 11th Flight 93 memorial, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, in Shanksville, Pa.
AP Photo/Evan Vucci
September 11, 2018 - 7:30 am
UPDATED: 11:32 a.m. By Darlene Superville, Associated Press SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday remembered the "band of brave patriots" aboard a Sept. 11 flight that crashed in Pennsylvania, praising passengers and crew members who resisted hijackers and sent a message that...
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In this Jan. 20, 2017, file photo, military units participate in the inaugural parade from the Capitol to the White House in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017.
AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File
August 17, 2018 - 10:39 am
By Lolita C. Baldor and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he had canceled plans for a Veterans Day military parade, citing the "ridiculously high" price tag — a day after U.S. officials said the November event could cost $92 million, more than...
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