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With eye on Iran, Israeli navy steps up Red Sea presence

September 16, 2021

Via: Federal News Network

Israel’s navy has stepped up its activities in the Red Sea “exponentially” in the face of growing Iranian threats to Israeli shipping, the country’s just-retired navy commander said in an interview. Vice Adm. Eli Sharvit stopped short of confirming a […]


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Defense Department seeking public input for renaming bases that honor Confederate leaders

September 8, 2021

Via: Federal News Network

The military is sending three teams of medical officials to some of the hardest hit areas in the nation to help with COVID-19 relief. About 60 medical professionals including nurses, doctors and respiratory therapists will support civilian hospitals in Idaho, […]


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The Latest: Putin says US achieved ‘zero’ in Afghanistan

September 1, 2021

Via: Federal News Network

Russian President Vladimir Putin has criticized the United States’ involvement in Afghanistan, charging that its 20-year military presence in the country has achieved “zero.” Putin said Wednesday that for 20 years the U.S. military in Afghanistan “was trying … to […]


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US defense system downed rockets in Kabul attack

August 30, 2021

Via: Federal News Network

The U.S. military says five rockets targeted the Kabul airport on Monday morning and U.S. forces on the airfield used a defensive system to intercept them. Capt. Bill Urban, spokesman for the U.S. military’s Central Command, said there were no […]


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G-7 leaders can’t sway Biden to delay Afghanistan withdrawal

August 25, 2021

Via: Federal News Network

The United States clashed with some of its closest allies over President Joe Biden’s insistence on sticking to an Aug. 31 Afghanistan withdrawal date that will shut down a frantic international evacuation effort from Taliban rule. Biden insisted after virtual […]


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US VP Harris: Focus must stay on Afghan evacuation

August 23, 2021

Via: Federal News Network

Vice President Kamala Harris asserted Monday that the U.S. must maintain its focus on evacuating Americans and vulnerable Afghans and shouldn’t get distracted by questions over what went wrong in the chaotic U.S. exit from Afghanistan. Speaking at a news […]


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Merkel and Putin to discuss Afghanistan, other ‘big’ issues

August 20, 2021

Via: Federal News Network

German Chancellor Angela Merkel traveled to Russia Friday to discuss the crisis in Afghanistan, the separatist conflict in Ukraine and Moscow’s treatment of imprisoned Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, among other issues. Merkel’s visit to Moscow comes as she is nearing […]


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Was Biden handcuffed by Trump’s Taliban deal in Doha?

August 19, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

As President Donald Trump’s administration signed a peace deal with the Taliban in February 2020, he optimistically proclaimed that “we think we’ll be successful in the end.” His secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, asserted that the administration was “seizing the […]


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Egyptian intel chief visits Israel to discuss Gaza truce

August 18, 2021

Via: Federal News Network

Egypt’s intelligence chief on Wednesday paid a rare visit to Israel to discuss the cease-fire deal between Israel and the Hamas militant group that followed an 11-day war in May, Israel announced. Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s office said Egyptian official […]


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GOP hits Biden despite divides over Afghanistan withdrawal

August 17, 2021

Via: Federal News Network

When President Joe Biden announced he would stick to his predecessor’s plan to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan, Republican reaction was mixed and largely muted. Foreign policy had become so contentious that the party’s own leaders had no single position […]