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Pentagon Without a Chief as US Faces Numerous Global Threats

WASHINGTON — It's a difficult time for the Pentagon to be without a permanent U.S. defense secretary. "With everything going on in Iran and all the provocations and counteractions, and to have no Secretary of Defense at this time is appalling. It shows the ...

3 American Soldiers, 1 US Contractor Killed in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan — Three American service members and a U.S. contractor were killed when their convoy hit a roadside bomb on Monday near the main U.S. base in Afghanistan, the U.S. forces said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. The U.S. a...
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Trump in Iraq on First Visit to Troops in Troubled Region

AL-ASAD AIRBASE, Iraq — President Donald Trump made an unannounced visit to Iraq on Wednesday, leaving behind a partially shuttered U.S. government to greet American troops helping hold off extremists in a country where thousands of Americans died during the r...