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US military says a third of troops opt out of being vaccinated, but the numbers suggest it’s more

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Despite a massive effort by the Pentagon to promote the safety and efficacy of Covid-19 vaccines, the US military's opt-out rate for vaccinations may be far higher than the 33% figure defense officials have used pub...

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...

Junta troops burn Myanmar village to the ground after fighting, residents say

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Security forces set ablaze a village in central Myanmar after clashing there with opponents of the ruling junta, leaving at least two elderly people burned to death, several village residents said on Wednesday. MRTV ...

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...

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...

‘Special Report’ panel on Biden pulling troops from Afghanistan

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(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Do you trust the Taliban, sir?  JOE BIDEN, (D) PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: You got -- is that a serious question?  UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It's absolutely a serious question. Do...

Bidens greet troops at US Coast Guard Station Brant Point on Thanksgiving Day

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President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden stopped by the US Coast Guard Station Brant Point Thursday, meeting with US troops stationed there as well as troops around the world virtually as they expressed their g...

Biden announces Sept. 11 Afghanistan withdrawal deadline, says it’s time for troops ‘to come home’

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The U.S. intervened in the country following the 9/11 attacks in 2001. The deadline would be 20 years after those attacks, launched by Al Qaeda based in Afghanistan, on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. "I am ...

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...

Security officials prepare to evacuate Afghan allies as US troops withdraw

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"Those who helped us are not going to be left behind," Biden told reporters. The Biden administration began the official removal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan early last month, postponing the original exodus date o...

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 ...

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...

Alabama military base orders troops to show vaccination proof as Covid-19 concerns mount

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In one of the most aggressive military efforts to combat rising Covid-19 infections, the commanding general of the Army base at Fort Rucker, Alabama, issued new orders Tuesday that for the first time will compel ser...

Marine vet wounded by IED on Thanksgiving Day devotes holiday season to giving thanks to fellow troops

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Martinez was on his second deployment when he stepped on an improvised explosive device (IED) in the Helmand Province in Afghanistan on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26, 2010, causing the amputations of both of his legs. Af...

Biden admin to brief full Senate on decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan

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According to a Biden Administration official and a Senate aide who spoke to Fox News, the briefing for all 100 senators is set to take place on Tuesday, April 20. BIDEN ANNOUNCES SEPT. 11 AFGHANISTAN WITHDRAWAL DEADL...

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. "...

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