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With an eye on Iran, U.S. clinches strategic port deal with Oman

24 Mar 2019

WASHINGTON The United States clinched a strategic port deal with Oman on Sunday which U.S. officials say will allow the U.S. military better access the Gulf region and reduce the need to send ships through the Strait of Hormuz, a maritime choke point off Iran.

Exclusive: U.S. may soon pause preparations for delivering F-35s to Turkey

22 Mar 2019

WASHINGTON The United States could soon freeze preparations for delivering F-35 fighter jets to Turkey, officials told Reuters, in what would be the strongest signal yet by Washington that Ankara cannot have both the advanced aircraft and Russia's S-400 air defense system. | Video

U.S.-backed forces capture Syria suspects tied to American deaths - sources

19 Mar 2019

WASHINGTON U.S.-backed forces have captured Islamic State fighters tied to a January suicide bombing in Syria that killed four Americans, U.S. officials say, generating concrete leads for Washington about the deadliest attack to date there against U.S. personnel.

U.S.-backed forces capture Syria suspects tied to American deaths: sources

19 Mar 2019

WASHINGTON U.S.-backed forces have captured Islamic State fighters tied to a January suicide bombing in Syria that killed four Americans, U.S. officials say, generating concrete leads for Washington about the deadliest attack to date there against U.S. personnel.

Exclusive: As Venezuela crisis deepens, U.S. sharpens focus on Colombia rebel threat

19 Mar 2019

WASHINGTON As the United States makes its biggest diplomatic push in Latin America in years to try to oust Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, the U.S. military is zeroing in on a byproduct of the crisis: a strengthening of Colombian rebels on both sides of Venezuela's border.

U.S. Air Force Secretary Wilson to resign, leaving new vacancy

09 Mar 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson, who was considered a top candidate to become the next secretary of defense, said on Friday she has decided to resign and return to academia, leaving another vacant post at the top level of the Pentagon.

U.S. Air Force Secretary Wilson to resign, leaving new vacancy

08 Mar 2019

WASHINGTON, March 8 U.S. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson, who was considered a top candidate to become the next secretary of defense, said on Friday she has decided to resign and return to academia, leaving another vacant post at the top level of the Pentagon.

EXCLUSIVE-U.S. Air Force Secretary Wilson to resign, leaving new vacancy

08 Mar 2019

WASHINGTON, March 8 U.S. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson, who was considered a top candidate to become the next secretary of defense, has decided to resign after almost two years to return to academia, U.S. officials told Reuters, leaving another vacant post at the top level of the Pentagon.

EXCLUSIVE-U.S. Air Force Secretary Wilson to quit, eyes return to academia

08 Mar 2019

WASHINGTON, March 8 U.S. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson, who was considered a top candidate to become the next secretary of defense, has decided to resign after almost two years leading a service at the heart of America's campaigns in Syria and Afghanistan, a U.S. official told Reuters.

No pressure to withdraw from Syria by specific date - U.S. general

08 Mar 2019

WASHINGTON The general overseeing U.S. forces in the Middle East said on Thursday that he was under no pressure to withdraw forces from Syria by any specific date, after President Donald Trump ordered the drawdown of most U.S. troops from Syria.

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