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Drones pose the biggest threat to US troops in the Middle East since IEDs, top general says
Welcome to the Drone Wars.
Biden says US will stop supporting ‘offensive operations’ in Yemen
The Pentagon was silent on what specific "offensive operations" would be halted.
The rise of Mullah Yaqoob, the Taliban’s new military chief
The selection of such an inexperienced commander has also hinted at possible divisions within the Taliban, which has undergone bitter leadership transitions and growing internal dissent in recent years.
Secretary of State Pompeo defends Saudi arms sales after watchdog report
"We got a really good outcome. We prevented the loss of lives."
The US did not fully assess civilian risks when pushing arms sales to Saudi Arabia, watchdog report says
The U.S. Department of State did not fully evaluate the risk of civilian casualties when it pushed through a massive sale of precision-guided munitions to Saudi Arabia last year, a government watchdog's report said on Tuesday
The US wants to make it easier to export armed drones to allies
The U.S. said it will ease restrictions on the sale of armed drones, a shift that could benefit key allies such as Saudi Arabia while allowing Washington to better compete with countries like China
Trump fired top State Department watchdog over probe into Saudi arms sales, lawmakers say
President Donald Trump may have fired State Department Inspector General Steve Linick because he was investigating U.S. military sales to Saudi Arabia, Democratic lawmakers said on Monday, although Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he sought Linick's removal because his work was undermining the department
The Navy just seized a bunch of Iranian missiles from a boat in the Arabian Sea
The haul included Iranian surface-to-air missiles, anti-tank missiles, thermal imaging scopes and components for aerial and surface drones.
DoD restricts firearms, base access, and travel for foreign military students training in the US
"We’re not asking anything we wouldn’t ask of ourselves."
Pentagon to resume Saudi training halted after NAS Pensacola shooting
The U.S. military grounded Saudi pilots and restricted the some 850 visiting Saudi military personnel in the country to classroom training as part of a "safety stand-down" during which time it reviewed vetting procedures
DoD boots 21 Saudi military students, citing jihadi content and child porn
The 21 students being kicked out are a small minority of the 850 total Saudi military students studying in the U.S.
NAS Pensacola shooting was an ‘act of terrorism,’ says US Attorney General
21 Saudi military trainees will be pulled out of the United States, said DOJ head William Barr.
Pentagon finds no new threat from Saudi military students in wake of NAS Pensacola shooting
he Pentagon said on Thursday that it found no threat in its review of about 850 military students from Saudi Arabia studying in the United States, following a Dec. 6 shooting by a Saudi Air Force officer who killed three people at a base in Florida
Saudi ambassador visits NAS Pensacola in wake of shooting
The Saudi ambassador to the United States visited a U.S. naval air station in Florida on Thursday to extend her condolences for a shooting attack by a Saudi Air Force officer that killed three people last week, the Saudi embassy said.
The NAS Pensacola shooter may have been radicalized years before he arrived in the US, according to Saudi Arabia
An analysis of the Twitter account of 2nd Lt. Ahmed Mohammed al-Shamrani, a member of the Saudi Air Force who was at the Florida naval base for training, reveals that his "extremist thought" was present as early as 2015, two years before he came to the United States
Pentagon implements ‘operational pause’ on training of foreign students after Pensacola shooting
The Pentagon will implement an "operational pause" on the training of Saudi students inside the United States as the military undergoes a review of screening procedures for foreign students, according to senior defense officials.
Nearly 175 Saudi military aviation students grounded in US after NAS Pensacola shooting
Nearly 175 Saudi Arabian military aviation students have been grounded as part of a "safety stand-down" after a Saudi Air Force lieutenant shot and killed three people last week at a U.S. Navy base in Florida, U.S. officials told Reuters on Tuesday
Meet the ex-White House staff who helped the UAE spy on reporters and human rights activists
"It's very disappointing to see Americans taking advantage of skills they learned in the U.S. to help this regime ... They are basically like mercenaries."
Florida senator calls for end to military exchange program in wake of Pensacola shooting
"We MUST make sure American men and women in uniform are safe. We need to suspend this program while we do a full review."
Saudi shooter purchased Glock pistol through ‘federal loophole’ in gun laws
The FBI said it thinks that the shooter, Second Lieutenant Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, 21, acted alone.
NAS Pensacola shooter railed against the US and quoted Osama bin Laden online hours before the attack
The Saudi airman accused of killing three people at a U.S. Navy base in Florida appeared to have posted criticism of U.S. wars and quoted slain al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden on social media hours before the shooting spree, according to a group that monitors online extremism
NAS Pensacola shooter reportedly hosted a ‘dinner party’ to watch mass shooting videos the week before the attack
The Saudi military officer who shot and killed 3 people at Naval Air Station Pensacola on Friday reportedly hosted a "dinner party" the week before the attack "to watch videos of mass shootings," the Associated Press reports, citing an unnamed U.S. official
Saudi airman suspected in Naval Air Station Pensacola shooting
The suspected shooter involved in a deadly incident on Friday at Naval Air Station Pensacola, a major U.S. Navy base in Florida, was believed to be a Saudi national in the United States for training, two U.S. defense officials said
US reportedly could surge another 14,000 troops to the Middle East to prevent Iranian attacks
"We have sent very clear and blunt signals to the Iranian government about the potential consequences of aggression because all of this is intended to produce stability and deter potential attacks."
‘Time to take out our swords’ — Inside Iran’s plot to attack Saudi Arabia
Four months before a swarm of drones and missiles crippled the world's biggest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia, Iranian security officials reportedly gathered at a heavily fortified compound in Tehran to choose targets