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US Braces for Potential Iranian Attack in Iraq as the Anniversary of Soleimani’s Death Approaches

McKenzie: We do not seek conflict, but no one should underestimate our ability to defend our forces or to act decisively in response to any attack.

US Bomber Mission Over Persian Gulf Aimed At Cautioning Iran; Second Time This Month

CENTCOM chief: "We do not seek conflict, but no one should underestimate our ability to defend our forces or to act decisively in response to any attack."

US Air Force Targets Taliban With Airstrikes For Violating Recent Peace Deal

Military Spokesman: US Air Force conducted multiple targeted strikes this week to defend Afghan forces facing attacks from Taliban fighters

Trump Announces Troops Moving From Germany To Poland, Accuses Germany Of ‘Delinquency’

President Trump announced Wednesday that thousands of US troops would move from Germany to Poland, thanks to what Trump called Germany’s “delinquency.”

Trump’s Decision to Pull 9,500 US troops Stuns Germany & Rocks the Postwar Order

President Trump directs Pentagon to remove thousands of American troops from Germany, a move that would dramatically reshape US military posture in Europe.

US to Introduce Bill Banning Investment in Firms Tied to Chinese Military

Republican lawmakers plans to unveil legislation this week to keep Americans from investing in foreign defense companies with ties to China's military.

Minnesota National Guard Fully Mobilized For First Time Since World War II

Minnesota Governor Saturday announced that he will fully mobilize state’s National Guard amid continued violent unrest in Minneapolis.

FBI Says Corpus Christi Naval Air Station Shooting is Terror-Related

“We have determined that the incident this morning at the Naval Air Station Corpus Christi is terrorism-related," The FBI said Thursday.

Christian Groups Urge Defense Secretary: Protect Military’s Religious Freedom

A coalition of religious freedom advocates penned a letter to Defense Sec. Mark Esper asking him to intervene in Army actions against religious speech.

US keeps Aircraft Carrier at Sea to Shield it from Coronavirus & Keep it Ready for Action if Needed

The USS Harry S. Truman & attendant ships have been designated the “certified carrier strike group force ready for tasking” for at least the next 3 weeks.

Trump signs order authorizing Pentagon to call up former troops to help with coronavirus fight

President Trump signs executive order authorizing Pentagon to bring back former troops to active duty as part of ongoing response to the coronavirus crisis

Was Iranian IRGC General ‘Siamand Mashhadani’ killed in US airstrikes?

US airstrikes carried out in Iraq just after midnight on Friday may have killed an Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps general.

Twenty-four hours in Iraq: How the US built its case for airstrikes

“Let me be clear: The U.S. will not tolerate attacks against our people, our interests or our allies," Defense Secretary Mark Esper told reporters Thursday.

Pentagon Warns ‘All Options on the Table’ after Americans Killed in Iraq

Defense Sec. Mark Esper warned Thursday "all options are on the table" after rocket attack in Iraq kills 3 of US-led coalition force, including 2 Americans.

2 United States Service Members Killed in Iraq During Mission Against Islamic State

2 US service members killed by "enemy forces" while advising & accompanying Iraqi Security Forces during a mission to eliminate an ISIS terrorist stronghold

Afghanistan ‘insider attack’ leaves 2 US soldiers dead, 6 wounded

Multiple American casualties after U.S. & Afghan troops were fired on during a mission in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province on Saturday.

Leader of Al Qaeda Likely Killed in Yemen After US Airstrike Earlier in January

Reports indicate that the leader of Al Qaeda is ‘likely’ to have been killed as the result of a US airstrike earlier in January.

Trump, Iraqi president agree on continued US presence in Mideast country

Pres. Trump and his Iraqi counterpart agreed at a meeting on Wednesday on the need for a continued US military role in the country, the White House said.

Five rockets fired on US army base in Iraq

The attack has been described as "fierce," with one rocket landing near the gates according to the BBC, but reportedly no rocket hit the base itself.

Iran launches ‘more than a dozen’ missiles into Iraq targeting US, coalition forces, Pentagon says

Missiles were fired early Wednesday in multiple locations across Iraq, a senior U.S. military source in the country told Fox News, describing it as a series of attacks on U.S. forces from Iran.

Minimum of 56 Iranians Left Dead in the Streets After Stampede at Soleimani’s Funeral

Estimates indicate that one million people attended Soleimani’s funeral during which a stampede left at least 56 people dead, with that number on the rise.

Tehran announces it will no longer adhere to restrictions on its nuclear program after Soleimani Killing

Tehran says it will not observe curbs on uranium enrichment, stockpiles, research and development, but cooperation with UN watchdog will continue.

Pompeo: ‘Endless Wars Are the Direct Result of Weakness’ — ‘Trump Will Never Let That Happen’

Sec. of State Mike Pompeo: “Endless wars are the direct result of weakness, and President Trump will never let that happen."

Trump threatens to hit 52 Iranian sites if Tehran attempts reprisal

US President Donald Trump on Saturday issued stern warnings to Iran as tensions soared following the US killing of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, threatening to hit dozens of sites should Tehran attempt to take revenge.

Thousands of additional US Troops to head for Middle East

The United States is sending nearly 3,000 additional troops to the Middle East from the 82nd Airborne Division as a precaution amid rising threats to American forces in the region, U.S. officials said on Friday.

Iran-backed militiamen withdraw from siege of US Embassy in Baghdad as more American troops deployed

The siege outside of the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad came to an end Wednesday afternoon after dozens of pro-Iran militiamen and their supporters withdrew from the compound.

Trump Blames Iran as Protests Erupt Outside US Embassy in Iraq

Protesters enraged by US airstrikes on Iraq staged a violent demonstration outside the US Embassy in Baghdad on Tuesday, setting fires ablaze and hurling stones as security forces and guards fired tear gas and stun grenades to repel them.

Netanyahu Praises ‘Important’ US Strikes on Iran-backed Militia

PM lauds raid in phone call with Pompeo; Tehran denounces move, while Moscow urges restraint from both sides; Kataeb Hezbollah vows revenge

US Conducts Retaliatory Strikes Iranian-backed Militia in Iraq; 12 Reported Killed

US forces carried out attacks on facilities belonging to an Iranian-backed militant Shi’ite group in Iraq on Sunday, in retaliation for a Friday strike on an American base that left a military contractor dead and four servicemen wounded, the Pentagon said in a statement.

Erdogan threatens to shut down two US military bases; if they place Sanctions, Recognize Armenian Genocide

Erdogan threatens to shut down 2 US military bases in response to both threat of sanctions and vote to recognize Armenian genocide.

Saudi Air Force Member Suspected in Deadly Shooting at US Navy Base

The gunman who opened fire Friday morning at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida, fatally shooting three people, has been identified as an aviation student from Saudi Arabia as investigators are looking into whether the attack is terrorism-related.

Army says faith-based group can no longer put Bible verses on dog tags after complaint

When Army Captain Russell Rippetoe was killed in action on April 2, 2003 -- the first combat casualty of Operation Iraqi Freedom -- then-President George W. Bush spoke about how Rippetoe had on his dog tags "Joshua 1:9" engraved on it.

Trump Proclaims: ’We Acknowledge God as the Source of All Good Gifts’

“United together as one people, in gratitude for the freedoms and prosperity that thrive across our land, we acknowledge God as the source of all good gifts.” - Donald Trump

Baghdadi Operation Named After Christian Woman Who Refused to Give Up Faith Before ISIS Killed Her

The US military operation that resulted in the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was dedicated to Kayla Mueller, a young Christian woman who was kidnapped, tortured, and murdered by the Islamic State.

Russia Voices Complaint Over US Presence East of the Euphrates

Russia’s defense ministry voices complaints over US presence in eastern Syria, claiming it is related to protecting oil smugglers rather than for security purposes; Russia’s defense ministry refers to US presence as ‘international state banditry.

U.S. Forces Found Evidence of War Crimes by Turks in Syria

President Donald Trump's special envoy for Syria said on Wednesday that U.S. forces had seen evidence of war crimes during Turkey's offensive against the Kurds in Syria, and had demanded an explanation from Ankara.

Trump Swears Dedication to Israel as He Decries Endless Middle East Wars

“We are standing with our close friend and partner, the State of Israel,” Trump said, as he reviewed the steps he has taken on behalf of the Jewish state since taking office.

US to send 1,800 troops, dozens of fighter jets to Saudi Arabia amid Iran tensions

Roughly 1,800 U.S. service members, as well as several dozen fighter jets and other air defense implements, will be sent to Saudi Arabia to help protect the Kingdom amid heightened tensions with Iran, the Pentagon announced Friday.

Pompeo: Israel has the Right to act in Syria, U.S. will stop Iran

Secretary of State defends ceasefire deal with Turkey. Says it will save lives. US will work to stop Iranian arm transfers.

‘I Respect His Decision’: Franklin Graham Tells CBN News He Won’t Second-Guess Trump on Syria

In an interview with CBN News, Franklin Graham says he spoke to Vice President Mike Pence about the perilous situation in Syria, and Graham says he respects President Donald Trump's decision to remove US troops from harm's way.

Sarah Sanders: Syria Situation is ‘Sad Tragedy’ but Trump made the Right Decision

President Trump's heavily-criticized decision to pull U.S. troops from their positions at the Syrian border was the 'right thing" to do ahead of Turkey's invasion, former White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Thursday.

Turkey Conducts Airstrikes Near Border of Iraq and Syria Immediately Following US Withdrawal

Reports of airstrikes being conducted by the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) on Monday evening; Strikes said to be ‘preemptive’ in nature; SDF: Turkey’s unprovoked attack on our areas will have a negative impact on our fight against ISIS.

US Troops to Leave the Area Prior to Turkish Invasion of Syria

The White House has announced that the US will vacate the area in northern Syria amid pending Turkish invasion; The US will in no way support the operation being carried out by Turkey; Statement from the White House: Turkey will now be responsible for all ISIS fighters in the area captured over the past two years.

Temporary Silence from Iran has US Military on the Alert

Commander of the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT)/5th Fleet Vice Admiral James Malloy voices concerns over Iran’s seeming lack of activity

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