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Idrees Ali

U.S. warships sail in disputed South China Sea, angering China

22 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. Navy warships twice sailed near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea in the past few days, the U.S. military told Reuters on Thursday, at a time of heightened tension between the world's two largest economies.

Trump and Navy clash again over SEAL commando who posed with corpse

22 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump and senior Navy officials clashed over a high-profile war-crimes case as Trump vowed on Twitter on Thursday he would not allow a Navy SEAL convicted of battlefield misconduct to be expelled from the elite commando force. | Video

Army examines TikTok security concerns after Schumer's data warning

22 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO The U.S. Army is undertaking a security assessment of China-owned social media platform TikTok after a Democratic lawmaker raised national security concerns over the app's handling of user data, Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy said on Thursday.

Navy could remove Gallagher from SEALs, even after Trump intervention

20 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON A U.S. Navy SEAL whose rank was recently restored by President Donald Trump following a court-martial is now facing a bid by Navy brass to remove him from the SEALs, U.S. officials and his lawyer told Reuters on Tuesday.

U.S. aircraft carrier strike group sails through Strait of Hormuz

20 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. aircraft carrier strike group Abraham Lincoln sailed through the vital Strait of Hormuz on Tuesday, U.S. officials told Reuters, amid simmering tensions between Iran and the United States.

Trump pardons Army officers, restores Navy SEAL's rank in war crimes cases

17 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday pardoned two Army officers accused of war crimes in Afghanistan and restored the rank of a Navy SEAL platoon commander who was demoted for actions in Iraq, a move critics have said would undermine military justice and send a message that battlefield atrocities will be tolerated. | Video

U.S. to strengthen troop presence near Syria oil fields: Pentagon chief

26 Oct 2019

BRUSSELS The United States will strengthen its military presence in Syria with "mechanized forces" to prevent Islamic State fighters seizing oil fields and revenue, the U.S. Defense Secretary said on Friday, the latest twist in President Donald Trump's confusing policy on Syria. | Video

German defence minister sets out Syria plan to NATO; Turkey, U.S. supportive

24 Oct 2019

BRUSSELS Germany's defence minister presented to NATO her proposal for a security zone in northern Syria on Thursday, receiving support from Turkey and the United States but also a warning from the alliance's chief that it may need to involve the United Nations.

Iraq rejects long-term presence of U.S. troops withdrawing from Syria

23 Oct 2019

BAGHDAD Iraq on Wednesday rejected any long-term presence of U.S. forces that have crossed its border during a retreat from northern Syria, after visiting Defense Secretary Mark Esper initially indicated the troops would remain. | Video

Iraq rejects long-term presence of U.S. troops withdrawing from Syria

23 Oct 2019

BAGHDAD Iraq rejected on Wednesday the long-term presence of U.S. troops that have crossed its border during a retreat from northern Syria, an apparent snub to visiting Defence Secretary Mark Esper who had initially said the troops would stay in Iraq.

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