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US troops tasked with guarding Syria’s oil fields are reportedly still waiting for guidance on their mission
United States troops stationed in Syria have yet to receive guidance on their mission, including the basic rules of engagement, according to a military official in a CNN report published Monday
Defense official says ISIS leader al-Baghdadi ‘whimpering’ and ‘crying’ before his death sounds like something Trump ‘made up’
President Donald Trump asserted that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was "trembling" and "crying" before his death. But defense officials say they don't know where that claim came from
Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher’s family is asking Trump for a presidential pardon
Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher plans on asking President Donald Trump for a presidential pardon, his family announced on Thursday
Former VA Secretary David Shulkin says Trump’s ‘shadow rulers’ threatened treatment for veterans
David Shulkin ran the nation's largest health system under two presidents, but he wouldn't support a proposal from President Donald Trump's 'shadow rulers' of the VA to put all of veterans' health care into the hands of private interests. And according to Shulkin, that sank his career
The hero military dog of the al-Baghdadi raid will visit the White House next week, Trump says
"Thank you Daily Wire. Very cute recreation, but the 'live' version of Conan will be leaving the Middle East for the White House sometime next week!" Trump wrote late Wednesday night
Army defends Lt. Col. Vindman days after his commander-in-chief called him a ‘Never Trumper’
"Lt. Col. Vindman is afforded all protections anyone would be provided in his circumstances"
Every time Trump has attacked American veterans or military families
Serving in the military provides no protection from President Donald Trump's ire
Meet the Army officer who sounded the alarm over Trump’s Ukraine call
Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who works at the White House National Security Council, said he listened in on the call between President Donald Trump and Ukraine's president and was so disturbed that he reported his concerns to the NSC's legal counsel
US troops have killed al-Baghdadi’s most likely replacement as ISIS leader, Trump says
"Just confirmed that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's number one replacement has been terminated by American troops"
One of Baghdadi’s security guards reportedly stole his underwear to prove where he was to US intel
A source described as a "security advisor" to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi reportedly stole a pair of the terror mastermind's drawers about three months ago in order to prove he was being truthful to U.S. intelligence, according to NBC News.
The White House says John Kelly was ‘totally unequipped to handle the genius’ of Trump in a totally real statement
Is it just me or does this statement from the White House rebuking retired Marine Gen. John Kelly sound like a piece of North Korean propaganda?
Trump: ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi died ‘whimpering and crying’
Fugitive ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi died "whimpering and crying" in a raid by U.S. special forces in northwest Syria, President Donald Trump announced on Sunday, in a major blow to the jihadist group
The trail of horror and death that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi left behind
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Iraqi jihadist who rose from obscurity to declare himself "caliph" of all Muslims as the leader of ISIS, has died in a raid by U.S. special forces in northwest Syria
Here’s Trump watching the al-Baghdadi raid from the White House Situation Room
The White House on Sunday released a photo showing President Donald Trump and senior administration officials observing the U.S. special operations forces raid that killed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in northwestern Syria
US special operations forces have killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Trump says
U.S. special operations forces conducted a raid targeting ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, on Saturday night, according to multiple media reports
Chief Shannon Kent’s widower: Trump is right to pull out of Syria
"We can only choose how much we are going to lose in precious American blood and treasure and how long our enemies fight each other until they attack us," writes Joe Kent in an op-ed for CNN published on Friday.
What withdrawal? US moving ‘some mechanized forces’ into eastern Syria to protect oil fields, Esper says
"If ISIS has access to the resources – and therefore the means to procure arms or buy fighters or whatever else they do – that makes it more difficult do defeat ISIS," Defense Secretary Mark Esper said. "So this is all nested underneath the defeat ISIS campaign."
Trump praises Republicans who stormed into Capitol Hill SCIF with their cell phones
"Thank you to House Republicans for being tough, smart, and understanding in detail the greatest Witch Hunt in American History."
11 of the best bits from the book James Mattis doesn’t want you to read
There's a new book detailing the inside story of what it was like during James Mattis' tenure as defense secretary, and it's safe to say that he'd prefer you not read it
The White House may get hacked again because so many cybersecurity officials have resigned, according to an internal memo
"I foresee the White House is posturing itself to be electronically compromised once again," wrote Dimitrios Vastakis, a branch chief of the White House computer network defense unit, in the October 17 memo
US troops withdrawing to Iraq from Syria can’t redeploy there and have to leave in 4 weeks, Baghdad says
The 1,000 US troops leaving Syria will be allowed to stay in Iraq for at most four weeks, Iraq's defense minister said Wednesday, in an embarrassing rebuff to President Donald Trump's plans for withdrawing from Syria
The Pentagon is reportedly drawing up plans for a quick Afghanistan withdrawal just in case Trump abruptly orders one
The Defense Department is exploring its options to completely withdraw all U.S. troops deployed in Afghanistan, in the event President Donald Trump abruptly makes the decision, according to NBC News
The US reportedly offered to help North Korea develop a tourist area in return for denuclearization
The U.S. reportedly offered a long-term plan to help North Korea develop a tourist area in return for denuclearization during recent working-level talks in Stockholm that ended with the North side walking out, according to a new report
There’s a problem with this Trump tweet on the Kurds in Syria, and it ain’t ‘Mark Esperanto’
Mark Esper is the third person after James Mattis and Patrick Shanahan to helm the Pentagon since Donald Trump became president, and he's apparently not making much of an impression on the commander-and-chief
Ex-Army officer Clint Lorance asks Kansas judge to vacate his murder conviction
Former U.S. Army Lt. Clint Lorance, convicted of murdering two men in Afghanistan, and now imprisoned in Kansas, is asking a federal judge for a new trial