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Obama extends US military mission in Afghanistan into 2017

Obama extends US military mission in Afghanistan into 2017 WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Thursday abandoned his pledge to end America’s longest war, announcing plans to keep at least 5,500 U.S. troops in Afghanistan when he leaves office … Continue reading

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Defense chief: Iraqis showed no will to fight at Ramadi

Defense chief: Iraqis showed no will to fight at Ramadi WASHINGTON (AP) — The Islamic State group’s takeover of the provincial capital Ramadi is stark evidence that Iraqi forces lack the “will to fight,” Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in … Continue reading

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US forces move into Iraq with security mission

US forces move into Iraq with security mission WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 300 armed American forces are being positioned in and around Iraq to help secure U.S. assets as President Barack Obama nears a decision on an array of options … Continue reading

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Mattis: Withdrawal plan gives enemy hope, sends wrong message to allies

Mattis: Withdrawal plan gives enemy hope, sends wrong message to allies WASHINGTON — Taxpayers and troops will receive something of a peace dividend under White House plans to withdraw troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2016. The new strategy … Continue reading

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Iraqi PM: US aid needed to battle al-Qaida

Iraqi PM: US aid needed to battle al-Qaida WASHINGTON (AP) – A bloody resurgence of al-Qaida in Iraq is prompting Baghdad to ask the U.S. for more weapons, training and manpower, two years after pushing American troops out of the … Continue reading

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