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Exclusive: U.S. military completes pullback from northeast Syria, Esper says

05 Dec 2019

WASHINGTON The United States has completed its military pullback in northeastern Syria, settling into a more stable posture of about 600 troops in the rest of the country after repositioning and reducing forces, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said.

Long focused on Russia, NATO widens gaze towards China

04 Dec 2019

WATFORD, England Seventy years since its Cold War-era founding as a transatlantic alliance focused on Moscow, NATO is expanding its gaze towards the increasingly muscular challenge posed by China.

Long focused on Russia, NATO widens gaze towards China

04 Dec 2019

WATFORD, England Seventy years since its Cold War-era founding as a transatlantic alliance focused on Moscow, NATO is expanding its gaze towards the increasingly muscular challenge posed by China.

Long focused on Russia, NATO widens gaze toward China

04 Dec 2019

LONDON, Dec 4 Seventy years since its Cold War-era founding as a transatlantic alliance focused on Moscow, NATO is expanding its gaze toward the increasingly muscular challenge posed by China.

Exclusive: U.S. defence chief calls on Turkey to stop holding up NATO readiness plan

03 Dec 2019

LONDON U.S. Defence Secretary Mark Esper urged Turkey on Monday to stop holding up support for a NATO defence plan for the Baltics and Poland, as Ankara presses the alliance to support its fight against U.S.-backed Kurdish YPG militia in Syria.

Exclusive: U.S. troop drawdowns in Afghanistan 'not necessarily' tied to Taliban deal - Esper

03 Dec 2019

LONDON U.S. Defence Secretary Mark Esper said on Monday that any future troop drawdowns in Afghanistan were "not necessarily" linked to a deal with Taliban insurgents, suggesting some lowering of force levels may happen irrespective of the ongoing peace push.

Three more Navy SEALs spared review after Trump's intervention

28 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Navy announced on Wednesday it would scrap plans to carry out reviews of three Navy SEALs that could have led to their ouster from the elite force, after President Donald Trump's extraordinary intervention in a related case.

Trump ordered Pentagon to let convicted Navy SEAL keep elite status

26 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump ordered the Pentagon to let a Navy SEAL convicted of battlefield misconduct keep his Trident pin designating him as a member of the elite force, instead of holding a review board, his defense secretary said on Monday. | Video

U.S. Navy chief fired over handling of SEAL saga involving Trump

25 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper fired the Navy's top civilian on Sunday over his handling of the case of a Navy SEAL who was convicted of battlefield misconduct in Iraq and later won the support of President Donald Trump. | Video

Pentagon denies report U.S. mulls pulling up to 4,000 troops from South Korea

21 Nov 2019

SEOUL/HANOI The United States on Thursday denied a South Korean news report that it was considering withdrawing up to 4,000 troops from South Korea if it does not pay more for maintaining a 28,500-strong U.S. contingent deterring North Korean aggression.

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