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More than 100 U.S. troops diagnosed with brain injuries from Iran attack

11 Feb 2020

WASHINGTON The U.S. military on Monday disclosed a more than 50% jump in cases of traumatic brain injury stemming from Iran's missile attack on a base in Iraq last month, with the number of service members diagnosed climbing to over 100. | Video

Insider attack in Afghanistan kills two American soldiers and Afghan serviceman

09 Feb 2020

KABUL/WASHINGTON Two U.S. soldiers and an Afghan soldier were killed when an individual in an Afghan uniform opened fire on them with a machine gun in eastern Afghanistan, the U.S. military and two senior Afghan officials said on Sunday.

U.S. deploys 'more survivable' submarine-launched low-yield nuclear weapon

04 Feb 2020

WASHINGTON The U.S. Defense Department said on Tuesday the Navy had fielded a low-yield, submarine-launched ballistic missile warhead, something the Pentagon believes is needed to deter adversaries like Russia but which critics say lowers the threshold for using nuclear weapons.

Trump eases restrictions on land mine use by U.S. military

31 Jan 2020

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Friday relaxed Obama-era restrictions on the U.S. military's use of anti-personnel land mines, arguing that the previous policy could put American troops at a "severe disadvantage."

Trump administration to upend Obama-era restrictions on landmines: sources

31 Jan 2020

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump's administration is expected to relax Obama-era restrictions on the U.S. military's use or acquisition of landmines, two U.S. officials said on Thursday, a move criticized by arms control groups.

U.S. military recovers remains from Afghanistan plane crash

28 Jan 2020

WASHINGTON/KABUL The United States on Tuesday recovered the remains of two personnel from a U.S. military aircraft that crashed in Afghanistan, American and Afghan officials told Reuters. | Video

U.S. military confirms plane crash in Afghanistan, disputes claims it was brought down

27 Jan 2020

KABUL/WASHINGTON The U.S. military said on Monday an E-11A aircraft crashed in Afghanistan's Ghazni province, but disputed claims that the Taliban had brought the military plane down.

U.S. says 34 troops diagnosed with traumatic brain injury after Iran strike

25 Jan 2020

WASHINGTON The Pentagon said on Friday that 34 service members had been diagnosed with traumatic brain injury following missile strikes by Iran on a base in Iraq earlier this month, a number higher than the military had previously announced. | Video

More U.S. troops leave Iraq over potential injuries as Trump downplays brain risk

22 Jan 2020

DAVOS, Switzerland/WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he did not consider the brain injuries suffered by 11 U.S. service members in Iran's recent attack on a base in Iraq to be serious, as the American military moved more troops out of the region for potential injuries. | Video

REFILE-More U.S. troops leave Iraq over potential injuries as Trump downplays brain risk

22 Jan 2020

DAVOS, Switzerland/WASHINGTON, Jan 22 U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he did not consider the brain injuries suffered by 11 U.S. service members in Iran's recent attack on a base in Iraq to be serious, as the American military moved more troops out of the region for potential injuries.

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