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

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Washington and Seoul have agreed to a cost-sharing agreement for US forces based in South Korea, a US State Department spokesperson confirmed to CNN on Sunday. Negotiations over the Special Measures Agreement, or SM...

Lawmakers call for ‘measured drawdown’ of Guard troops at Capitol

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Washington The top Democrat and Republican on the House Armed Services Committee are calling for a "measured drawdown" of National Guard troops in Washington, the first bipartisan request to reduce the security postu...

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...

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 ...

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...

Drone attack targets Iraqi base that houses US troops

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There were no reports of injuries, Reuters reported, citing Kurdish officials. It was the first known drone attack believed to be targeting U.S. service members but rocket attacks have hit U.S. bases in the country. ...

Ann-Margret reflects on ‘Viva Las Vegas,’ visiting troops in Vietnam: ‘Being with them has been in my heart’

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The 79-year-old recently attended the 24th Family Film Awards where she was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award. The star, who was once billed as the female version of Elvis Presley, has carved out her own su...

President and first lady thank National Guard after troops leave US Capitol

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President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden on Monday thanked the National Guard troops who were deployed at the US Capitol for the past several months as their mission ended at the Capitol grounds on Sunday. "Si...

Biden sends Xi, Putin warning while remembering son Beau, fallen troops in Memorial Day speech

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"I had a long conversation for two hours recently with [Chinese] President Xi [Jinping], making it clear to him we could do nothing but speak out for human rights around the world because that's who we are," Biden sa...

Rolling to Remember honors veterans, fallen troops after Pentagon snub

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Thousands of veterans on motorcycles rolled out from the RFK Stadium parking lot and took a route around the nation’s capital to raises awareness for over 80,000 unaccounted for prisoners of war and those missing in ...

Amid escalating violence, Colombia sends in troops

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Bogota More than a month since Colombians first took to the streets this year to protest against a botched tax overhaul and the government's handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, tensions across the country are escalati...

US troops accidentally storm olive oil factory in Bulgaria

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The US military has issued an apology after soldiers accidentally stormed a factory in Bulgaria that produces processing machinery for olive oil during a training exercise last month. US soldiers of the 173rd Airbor...

Drones shot down over Iraqi airbase housing US troops and coalition forces

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Two drones were shot down over an Iraqi airbase housing US troops and Iraqi and coalition forces on Sunday, the Iraqi military said in a statement. The air defense system at al-Asad Airbase, one of the largest and ...

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 ...

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...

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem sends 50 National Guard troops to Texas to help tackle border crisis

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Noem announced that 50 South Dakota National Guard troops would be sent to Texas to secure the border between the U.S. and Mexico. Her office said the deployment will last for between 30 and 60 days, and that it will...