United States announced it will withdraw 12,000 troops from Germany

U.S. 07/30/20, 10:37

The United States will withdraw 12,000 troops from military bases in Germany. Half would return to the United States and the rest would be strategically distributed in the region. According to the plan announced on Wednesday, July 29, by Defense Secretary Mark Esper, of the 36,000 soldiers currently in Germany, just ...

Fate of detained IS fighters uncertain as US exits Syria

World 01/08/19, 23:26

What to do with hundreds of foreign Islamic State fighters captured in Syria has become a critical and growing problem for the Trump administration as it prepares to pull troops out of the country. A senior administration official said Tuesday that resolving the fate of these prisoners is a top priority ...

US envoy to anti-IS coalition quits over Trump’s Syria move

Politics 12/22/18, 11:10

Brett McGurk, the U.S. envoy to the global coalition fighting the Islamic State group, has resigned in protest to President Donald Trump's abrupt decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria, joining Defense Secretary Jim Mattis in an administration exodus of experienced national security officials. Only 11 days ago, McGurk had said ...

A blow to morale: Afghan generals worry about US withdrawal

World 12/21/18, 14:00

The Taliban welcomed the news of the U.S. plan to withdraw half its troops in Afghanistan by the summer, while Afghan generals warned Friday it would be a blow to the morale of the country's beleaguered security forces, who come under daily attacks from the insurgent fighters. The announcement seems certain ...

Syria exit has Pentagon scrambling amid withdrawal outrage

Politics 12/21/18, 01:41

Military leaders were scrambling Thursday to devise a swift but safe departure of troops from Syria, as outraged lawmakers appealed to President Donald Trump to reverse an abrupt withdrawal order that rattled Washington's allies and was a key factor in the resignation of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis later in the ...

General James Mattis leaving as Pentagon chief

Politics 12/20/18, 17:50

Secretary of Defense James Mattis will retire at the end of February after two years in the job, President Donald Trump revealed on Twitter Thursday evening. He said: "General Jim Mattis will be retiring, with distinction, at the end of February, after having served my Administration as Secretary of Defense for ...

Putin welcomes US pullout from Syria

Politics 12/20/18, 09:59

Russian President Vladimir Putin welcomed the U.S. decision to pull its troops out of Syria, adding that they shouldn't have been there from the start. Speaking at Thursday's annual marathon news conference, Putin said he agrees with U.S. President Donald Trump that the Islamic State group has been defeated, making the ...

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