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We salute the 4 soldiers who shoveled 1.6 million pounds of sand to build this HESCO tower
That’s the equivalent of 12 M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tanks.
The first members of Space Force just deployed to the Middle East
The U.S. Space Force has marked another milestone for the history books: the first official deployment of its troops — and it's not to the moon
US-led troops withdraw from Iraq’s Taji base
Remaining coalition troops are expected to leave in the coming days.
The US is looking away from the Middle East, but it’s keeping a wary eye on what China is doing there
After decades of fighting insurgencies in the Middle East, the U.S. is shifting toward "long-term, strategic competition" with "revisionist powers" — Russian and China — even as U.S. troops remain on the ground from Syria to Afghanistan
2,000 Camp Pendleton Marines deploy to the Middle East as crisis response force
Four elements of the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit are now in Kuwait and will operate under U.S. Central Command as a Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Crisis Response-Central Command
82nd Airborne paratroopers who rapidly deployed to the Middle East in January are finally coming home
Commander of the 82nd Airborne Division said they would begin coming home "in the next several weeks."
Special tactics airmen receive valor awards for daring Middle East raids, one of which took out top Al Qaeda leader
A group of special tactics airmen were honored with valor awards for their "selfless actions" during a series of raids carried out during a three-month deployment to Afghanistan, one of which resulted in the death of a top Al Qaeda leader in the region,
The US is rocking 2 aircraft carriers in the Middle East for the first time in years as a warning to Iran
The U.S. military has two aircraft carriers operating in the Middle East, marking the first extended dual use of carriers in the region since 2012, a U.S. combatant commander said in a statement Friday
US Military in peace talks with Afghanistan
The U.S military and the Taliban have been in peace talks recently. The two sides signed a withdrawal agreement on...
SecDef Esper says he’s trying to ‘right-size’ military forces to counter China
"Everybody always assumes that when we talk reviews, it means reduction. Not necessarily," Esper said.
France to deploy Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier to support Middle East operations
The deployment is part of France's Operation Chammal, which is meant to help contain ISIS
Families of deployed 82nd Airborne soldiers warned about social media use after receiving threatening messages
"Go back to your country. You and your terrorist clown president brought nothing but terrorism," one message said.
Here are all of the US troops deploying to the Middle East amid soaring tensions with Iran
Soldiers with the 173rd Airborne Brigade are reportedly deploying to the Middle East as part of an ongoing buildup in preparation for increased Iranian aggression in the region.
Army Rangers are deploying to the Middle East amid tensions with Iran
They're joining thousands of paratroopers who have already deployed to the region
Iraqi lawmakers vote to kick US troops out of the country
"The Iraqi government must work to end the presence of any foreign troops on Iraqi soil and prohibit them from using its land, air space or water for any reason."
Thousands of Marines are headed to the Middle East as Iran pledges retaliation
A Navy amphibious assault ship with thousands of Marines on board will skip a planned training exercise in Africa to instead head toward the Middle East as tensions there spike
Why neither George W. Bush nor Barack Obama tried to kill Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani
On Thursday evening, the Pentagon confirmed that at the direction of President Donald Trump, U.S. forces killed Iranian general Qassim Suleimani in an air strike near Baghdad's airport, the most drastic step towards conflict with Iran of the 21st century
Japan to send warship and patrol aircraft to Middle East to protect vessels
TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan will send a warship and patrol planes to protect Japanese ships in the Middle East as...
When vets hear we’re going back to war
Put me in coach!
Watch 2 F-35s flex in ‘beast mode’ in support of US troops in Afghanistan
Two F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters recently flew a mission in the Middle East in "beast mode," meaning they were loaded up with as much firepower as they could carry
Marines are getting a taste of what war with Russia might look like
"There clearly are threats out there."
Senate Confirms New 5th Fleet Commander To Replace Admiral Who Died In Bahrain
The Senate has confirmed Vice Adm. James Malloy to lead U.S. 5th Fleet, replacing Vice Adm. Scott Stearney, who was found dead...
Iran’s Missiles Are a Clear Threat. Here’s How America’s Allies Are Responding.
U.S.-Iran relations recently became more strained. On October 3, the Trump administration withdrew from the sixty-three-year-old “Treaty of Amity” with Iran following...
George W. Bush’s Machiavellian Reshaping Of Middle Eastern Alliances
Will future historians speculate that President George W. Bush was Machiavellian in his foreign policy moves? I ask because when...