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Mark Esper: US Prepares to Withdraw Troops From Northern Syria

Defense Secretary and 2019 Wash100 Award winner Mark Esper said the U.S. government is “preparing to evacuate” approximately 1K U.S. service personnel from northern Syria amid Turkey’s impending offensive against the Syrian Democratic Forces, CBS News reported Sunday. SDF served as the U.S. allies as part of the campaign against the Islamic State militant organization.

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President Trump Details National Security Strategy

President Donald Trump has unveiled a national security strategy that covers military power, homeland defense, trade policy, economic strength and border security, DoD News reported Monday. Trump said in a speech Monday the whole-of-government strategy seeks to advance national interests through four pillars and those include the need to protect U.S. …

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Trump OKs Nearly $700B Defense Policy Bill for Fiscal 2018

President Donald Trump has signed a bill that would authorize approximately $700 billion in Defense Department spending for fiscal year 2018, Defense News reported Tuesday. The National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 2018 includes approximately $66 billion in funds for overseas contingency operations and a 2.4 percent pay increase for military …

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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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