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A statue honoring the US Colored Troops was unveiled across the street from a Confederate monument in Tennessee

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When numerous cities across America fought to remove Confederate monuments, a city in Tennessee chose to refocus attention on the contributions of Black people in the Civil War. After years of planning, the city of...

Drone attack targets US troops at US base in Syria, initial assessment suggests no US injuries

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A drone attack targeted US troops at the US base at At-Tanf in Syria, close to the border with Jordan, on Wednesday, according to a US defense official. The initial assessment is that there were no injuries as a res...

NYC man who wanted to join Taliban and kill US troops convicted in federal court, prosecutors say

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Delowar Mohammed Hossain, 36, was found guilty Friday in Manhattan federal court of attempting to provide material support to the terror group.  He was arrested on July 26, 2019, at John F. Kennedy International Airp...

Psaki claims military advisers were ‘split’ on troops in Afghanistan, despite Milley testimony

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Psaki, during the White House press briefing, fielded questions from reporters after Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley and head of U.S. Central Command Gen. Kenneth McKenzie testified before the ...

Massachusetts activates up to 250 National Guard troops to drive school vans

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Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker on Monday activated up to 250 National Guard troops to help with school transportation at the start of the academic year, according to a statement from his office. On Tuesday, 90 of...

Gary Cooper found solace in the outdoors, meeting American troops, daughter says: ‘It meant the world to him’

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The Oscar winner, who started his Hollywood career in 1925 doing stunt riding for Westerns, passed away in 1961 just six days after turning 60. In his lifetime, the actor who appeared in over 100 films, was idolized ...

Internet shut down and Indian troops deployed after death of Kashmir separatist leader

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Indian Kashmir veteran separatist politician Syed Ali Shah Geelani died on Wednesday night in Srinagar, prompting authorities to deploy troops around the city and shut down the internet as a precautionary measure. He...

US troops who fought in Afghanistan can hold ‘head up high,’ letter from top military officials says

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The letter was signed by Army Gen. Mark Milley, its chairman, and U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Ramón Colón-López. The note addressed the current challenges the military faces after the troop withdrawal from the c...

GOP congresswoman spearheads bipartisan push to award Congressional Gold Medal to 13 fallen troops

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The bill introduced by Rep. Lisa McClain’s, R-Mich., seeks to give Congress' most distinguished award to the 13 service members killed near the capital's airport. "These heroic men and women are gone far too soon, an...

Last US troops have departed Afghanistan

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The removal of U.S. troops meets the Aug. 31 deadline the Biden administration agreed to with the Taliban, officially drawing the country's longest-ever conflict to an end. But the fate of those left behind remains a...

Afghanistan explosions: Most US troops killed in over a decade

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At least 11 Marines and one Navy corpsman died in the attacks, which also wounded at least a dozen other service members, according to U.S. officials. ISIS-K is believed to be behind the twin bombings near the Harmid...

Former Marine, CIA officer helping American troops at Kabul airport identify evacuees from crowds

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The source said Wednesday that he lucked out in that his former Marine infantry battalion is on the ground in Kabul, including the commanding officer who he went through training with at Quantico.  "I was able to rea...

US troops in Kabul traumatized, struggling to meet ‘impossible’ Aug 31 deadline: Griffin

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"I'm trying to sort through my reaction," Griffin told "The Five" on Tuesday, moments after Biden announced his decision not to extend the Aug. 31 deadline to accommodate demands by the Taliban. "But," she said, "the...

Veterans blame Biden for turmoil in Afghanistan, say troops were ‘betrayed politically’

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Rep. August Pfluger, R-Texas, said it was "heartbreaking" to see the Taliban setting the conditions in Afghanistan.  "No, I’m sorry, the American president and the secretary of defense set the conditions," he said. "...

Andy Barr: Biden’s ‘botched’ Afghanistan pullout a ‘slap in the face’ to US troops

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BIDEN SAYS AS MANY AS 15,000 AMERICANS LOOKING TO FLEE AFGHANISTAN U.S. REP. ANDY BARR: The Biden administration’s national security team’s debacle, a botched withdrawal from Afghanistan I think will go down as one o...

US officials warn Biden’s Aug. 31 deadline to withdraw troops from Afghanistan will be ‘challenging’

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"We are still ramping up," one official told Fox News Wednesday.  KABUL FLIGHTS RESUME AS PENTAGON WARNS OF SWIFT RESPONSE TO ANY ATTACK At this point, there are more than 4,000 U.S. troops on the ground in Kabul, w...

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