(White House photo)

United States Cyber Command on Thursday reportedly launched an operation against an Iranian spy group with ties to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, despite President Donald Trump's last-minute scrapping of a direct military strike, former intelligence officials said in a Yahoo News report.

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(Flickr/Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff/Staff Sgt. Sean K. Harp)

Retired U.S. Navy Adm. William McRaven, a former Navy SEAL who oversaw the Osama bin Laden raid in 2011, warned that President Donald Trump "needs to be very careful" about a presidential pardon for several military veterans accused of war crimes.

"I think the president needs to be very careful at this point," McRaven said in a Fox News interview on Tuesday. "Obviously the president can pardon [whomever] he thinks is appropriate to pardon."

"But the way it works in the military, you have to be careful as a senior commander about unduly influencing the process before the investigation has been adjudicated," McRaven added.

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"This is the incredibly strong soldier morale of China's PLA" (People's Daily/Twitter)

China's state-run news organization is being shamed for flaunting its "incredibly strong soldier morale" in a video showing a People's Liberation Army service member participating in what appeared to be an obstacle course.

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Gen. Robert Neller during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee in 2015 (Getty Images/Alex Wong)

The commanding officer of the U.S. Marine Corps "allowed' critical, internal memos to leak to news outlets in March, according to a Newsweek report on Wednesday.

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(The 621st Contingency Response Wing/Flickr)

The commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard called the ongoing partial government shutdown "unacceptable" following reports that some Coast Guardsmen are relying on donations from food pantries while their regular paychecks remain on hold.

"We're five-plus weeks into the anxiety and stress of this government lapse and your non-pay," Adm. Karl Schultz said in a video message to service members. "You, as members of the armed forces, should not be expected to shoulder this burden."

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Prior to his presidency, George H.W. Bush served in the U.S. Navy as a pilot, and he flew on bombing missions against the Japanese during World War II.

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