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Report: Marines to Launch F-35B for Initial Combat Mission Soon

The U.S. Marine Corps could see its F-35B fighter jets take off for an initial combat mission in the next few days after an amphibious assault ship started its voyage toward the Persian Gulf, CNN reported Wednesday. Defense officials told the publication that the Lockheed Martin-built F-35B aircraft aboard the USS Essex ship could be deployed soon to support airstrikes in Afghanistan.
 

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Trump Administration Orders Freeze on Security Aid to Pakistan

The White House on Thursday decided to impose a freeze on all security aid to Pakistan in response to the South Asian country’s refusal to quell terrorist groups, The New York Times reported Thursday. The decision could suspend annual aid worth approximately $1.3 billion, which includes $1.1 billion in Coalition …

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Brig. Gen. Patrick Burden Assigned as Deputy Commander for Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan

Brig. Gen. Patrick Burden, formerly program executive officer for U.S. Army enterprise information systems, will transition to a new role as deputy commander for the Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan, the Defense Department announced Friday. The service branch assigned Burden to the position as part of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, a U.S.-backed coalition effort to increase stability and …

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Afghanistan Takes in 2 UH-60A Black Hawk Helicopters

Afghanistan’s air force has inaugurated its first two UH-60A Black Hawk Helicopters as part of the military branch’s force modernization effort. The U.S. Air Force said Tuesday Afghan President Ashraf Ghani led a ribbon-cutting ceremony Saturday at Kandahar Airfield to mark the addition of the Sikorsky-built helicopters to the AAF fleet. The U.S. and …

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