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Diplomats worry Trump’s desire to withdraw US troops risks success of Afghan-Taliban talks

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As the peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban begin this weekend, there are concerns among current and former US national security officials that efforts to develop a solid path towards peace in A...

Former Trump national security adviser says withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan and Germany is a mistake

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President Donald Trump's former national security adviser H.R. McMaster on Sunday said the withdrawal of US troops from places like Afghanistan and Germany are "mistakes" from a long-term national security perspecti...

India and China agree to stop sending troops to disputed Himalayan border

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China and India on Monday agreed to stop sending more troops to their disputed border in the Himalayas, following an escalation in tensions between the two nuclear powers. Indian and Chinese senior military commande...

South Korea official shot dead by North Korean troops after crossing border: Seoul

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Seoul A South Korean official was shot dead after crossing a maritime border into North Korea, Seoul said Thursday. According to Lt. Gen. Ahn Young-ho, a top official with South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff, a staf...

State of emergency in Kyrgyzstan as troops deployed amid growing unrest

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Bishkek, KyrgyzstanKyrgyz President Sooronbai Jeenbekov declared a state of emergency in the capital Bishkek on Friday and ordered troops to deploy, as supporters of rival political groups took to the streets after d...

Trump administration continues to send mixed messages about future of US troops in Afghanistan

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The Trump administration continued to send contradictory messages about the future of US troops in Afghanistan on Wednesday. The US ambassador to NATO said conditions had not yet been met for a further reduction of ...

Family of American held in Afghanistan fear he will be left behind as Trump orders more troops to withdraw

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Washington The family of an American kidnapped in Afghanistan earlier this year expressed their fears he may be left behind after the Trump administration announced they are withdrawing more troops from the country o...

Elite Australian troops unlawfully killed 39 Afghan civilians, report alleges

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Canberra, Australia Competition killings and "blood lust" were a "norm" among Australian special forces in Afghanistan, according to an official inquiry into alleged war crimes attributed to Canberra's elite troops. ...

Trump orders a near total withdrawal of US troops from Somalia

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President Donald Trump has ordered the majority of US troops to leave Somalia "by early 2021," in just the latest major military policy decision being taken in the final days of the Trump administration. "The Presi...

Army confirms thousands of National Guard troops will remain in Washington into March

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More than 5,000 National Guard troops will remain in Washington through mid-March to provide security amid concerns over potential unrest in the coming weeks, acting Secretary of the Army John Whitley said in a pres...

Biden administration expected to deploy approximately 1000 troops to assist with Covid vaccination effort

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The Biden administration is expected to announce Friday that it will deploy approximately 1000 troops across the United States to assist with coronavirus vaccination efforts. The announcement is expected from the Wh...

US and South Korea nearing agreement on cost sharing for American troops

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Washington Washington and Seoul are narrowing in on a new cost-sharing agreement for US forces in South Korea and could be just weeks away from striking a deal, according to five sources familiar with the discussions...

Use of troops in vaccination effort is off to a slow start

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Washington The Biden administration's rollout out of active-duty troops to boost vaccination capacity is off to a slow start as the Federal Emergency Management Agency sorts through requests from individual states, a...

New satellite images show Chinese troops have dismantled camps on disputed India border

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China has withdrawn troops, dismantled infrastructure and vacated camps along its disputed border with India, according to new satellite images -- just a week after both countries agreed to a mutual disengagement. S...

Lawmakers raise concerns over reports of National Guard troops being served ‘raw, moldy food’ at Capitol

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Washington A bipartisan group of members of Michigan's congressional delegation sent the chief of the National Guard a letter Tuesday complaining about the food being provided to members of the state's National Guard...

Airbase hosting US troops in Iraq targeted in rocket attack, coalition says

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An airbase hosting US, Iraqi and coalition forces in Iraq was targeted on Wednesday by at least 10 rockets, US coalition officials said. The Al-Asad airbase was struck by grad missiles, Iraqi officials said earlier ...

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