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US-Led Coalition Freed 98% of ISIS-Claimed Lands in 2017

The U.S.-led Global Coalition against the Islamic State militant group has liberated 98 percent of the territories claimed by ISIS in 2017. The Defense Department‘s Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve said in a year-end review posted Monday that the coalition’s 70 member nations and four member organizations helped …

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Army Intell Officer Maj. Gen. Scott Berrier Named Military Deputy to DIA Director

Maj. Gen. Scott Berrier, commanding general and commandant of the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca in Arizona, will assume the role of military deputy to the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency. The Defense Department said Monday Berrier will be based out of Washington as part of his new role. …

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House Bill Would Authorize Military Force Against Terrorism

House lawmakers have proposed a bipartisan bill that would authorize the U.S. president to use military force against the Islamic State militant group, Taliban, al-Qaeda and other terrorist organizations for five years. The proposed Authorization for the Use of Military Force legislation aims to update previous AUMFs that Congress enacted in …

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US Pledges Additional $150M to Help Stabilize Iraq

The federal government has pledged another $150 million to support a stabilization program in Iraq following the liberation of various areas in the country from the Islamic State militant group. The U.S. Agency for International Development said Thursday it will deliver the funds to the United Nations Development Program as part of …

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Maj. Gen. Steven Rudder Nominated as Marine Corps Deputy Commandant for Aviation

Maj. Gen. Steven Rudder, director for strategic planning and policy at the U.S. Pacific Command, has been nominated by President Donald Trump to serve deputy commandant for aviation at the U.S. Marine Corps headquarters. The Defense Department said Wednesday that President Trump also endorsed the promotion of Rudder to the rank of lieutenant general. Rudder previously …

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