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Taliban Captures 2 Key District Headquarters in Central Afghanistan

Heavy fighting is raging in central Afghanistan where officials say the Islamist Taliban has captured two key district headquarters and is assaulting government outposts in nearby areas. (more…)

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Pentagon Withholds $50 Million in Military Aid to Pakistan

The Pentagon has withheld tens of millions of dollars remaining in military aid to Pakistan after Defense Secretary Jim Mattis decided that Islamabad was not taking enough action to counter the Taliban-affiliated Haqqani network. (more…)

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15 Marines, 1 Navy Sailor Killed in Mississippi Military Plane Crash Mourned by FamiliesMarines and a Navy sailor

The 15 Marines and a Navy sailor killed in a military plane crash earlier this week in Mississippi came from around the country. Six of the Marines and the sailor were from an elite Marine Raider battalion at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. (more…)

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Trump Intervenes to Allow Afghan Girls to Enter U.S. to Participate in International Robotics Competition

At the urging of President Donald Trump, U.S. officials have reversed course and decided to allow into the United States a group of Afghan girls hoping to participate in an international robotics competition next week, senior administration officials told POLITICO on Wednesday. (more…)

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SWAT Team Arrests Soldier in Hawaii on Terrorism Charges After He Allegedly Pledges Support to ISIS

An FBI spokesman on Monday confirmed that a SWAT team arrested a soldier in Hawaii over the weekend and charged him with supporting ISIS. (more…)

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John McCain, Elizabeth Warren Among U.S. Senators Visiting Troops in Afghanistan

A bipartisan group of senators traveled to Afghanistan, Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates over the Fourth of July holiday, visiting US troops serving overseas as well as meeting with high-level government officials from the three nations. (more…)

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Canada to Formally Apologize, Pay $8M USD to Former Guantanamo Prisoner Omar Khadr

The Canadian government is going to apologize and give millions of dollars to a former Guantanamo Bay prisoner who pleaded guilty to killing a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan when he was 15, with Canada's Supreme Court later ruling that officials had interrogated him under "oppressive circumstances." (more…)

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Former Gitmo Prisoner to Receive Apology, $10.5 Million Compensation Package From Canada

The Canadian government is going to apologize and give millions to a former Guantanamo Bay prisoner who pleaded guilty to killing a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan when he was 15, with Canada’s Supreme Court later ruling that officials had interrogated him under “oppressive circumstances.” (more…)

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Trump to Host Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Effort to Strengthen Ties

President Trump will host Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday for his first dinner at the White House with a foreign head of state, rolling out the red carpet as the administration seeks to strengthen ties with India, a major defense partner and ally. (more…)

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