Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford appeared to dismiss reports that President Donald Trump has ordered the withdrawal of some 7,000 U.S. service members from Afghanistan as "rumors" during a USO holiday event on Monday.

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President Donald Trump has indicated he will make an announcement at Saturday’s Army-Navy game and no one in the Pentagon seems to have the foggiest idea what he is talking about.

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U.S. Navy/Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro

I often wonder whether four-star generals actually believe their own bullshit.

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DOD/D. Myles Cullen

Somewhere in the bowels of the Pentagon’s D-ring, there’s one fierce — and full — gift locker. So we’re led to believe by Military Times’ Leo Shane III, who this morning published a listing of all the luxe gear and weird pricey presents given to U.S. military brass in 2015 and 2016 by their foreign counterparts — $170,000 worth.

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New details from U.S. intelligence officials and a survivor of the deadly ambush near the Niger-Mali border that killed four U.S. service members shine a light on an incident that has created a political firestorm in Washington.

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With criticism mounting over the Trump administration’s handling of the Oct. 4 Niger ambush that left four U.S. service members dead, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joe Dunford laid out the clearest timeline of the attack by ISIS-affiliated militants — and, in the process, hinted that such incidents may become more likely as the campaign against ISIS in Iraq and Syria winds down.

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