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U.S. grounds Saudi pilots, halts military training after base shooting

11 Dec 2019

WASHINGTON The Pentagon announced on Tuesday it was halting operational training of all Saudi Arabian military personnel in the United States until further notice after a Saudi Air Force lieutenant shot and killed three people last week at a base in Florida. | Video

Exclusive: U.S. says drone shot down by Russian air defences near Libyan capital

07 Dec 2019

The U.S. military believes that an unarmed American drone reported lost near Libya's capital last month was in fact shot down by Russian air defences and it is demanding the return of the aircraft's wreckage, U.S. Africa Command says.

Exclusive: U.S. military completes pullback from northeast Syria, Esper says

05 Dec 2019

WASHINGTON The United States has completed its military pullback in northeastern Syria, settling into a more stable posture of about 600 troops in the rest of the country after repositioning and reducing forces, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said.

Long focused on Russia, NATO widens gaze towards China

04 Dec 2019

WATFORD, England Seventy years since its Cold War-era founding as a transatlantic alliance focused on Moscow, NATO is expanding its gaze towards the increasingly muscular challenge posed by China.

Long focused on Russia, NATO widens gaze toward China

04 Dec 2019

WATFORD, England Seventy years since its Cold War-era founding as a transatlantic alliance focused on Moscow, NATO is expanding its gaze toward the increasingly muscular challenge posed by China.

UPDATE 1-Long focused on Russia, NATO widens gaze towards China

04 Dec 2019

WATFORD, England, Dec 4 Seventy years since its Cold War-era founding as a transatlantic alliance focused on Moscow, NATO is expanding its gaze towards the increasingly muscular challenge posed by China.

Long focused on Russia, NATO widens gaze toward China

04 Dec 2019

LONDON, Dec 4 Seventy years since its Cold War-era founding as a transatlantic alliance focused on Moscow, NATO is expanding its gaze toward the increasingly muscular challenge posed by China.

Exclusive: U.S. defence chief calls on Turkey to stop holding up NATO readiness plan

03 Dec 2019

LONDON U.S. Defence Secretary Mark Esper urged Turkey on Monday to stop holding up support for a NATO defence plan for the Baltics and Poland, as Ankara presses the alliance to support its fight against U.S.-backed Kurdish YPG militia in Syria.

Exclusive: U.S. troop drawdowns in Afghanistan 'not necessarily' tied to Taliban deal - Esper

02 Dec 2019

LONDON U.S. Defence Secretary Mark Esper said on Monday that any future troop drawdowns in Afghanistan were "not necessarily" linked to a deal with Taliban insurgents, suggesting some lowering of force levels may happen irrespective of the ongoing peace push.

Three more Navy SEALs spared review after Trump's intervention

27 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Navy announced on Wednesday it would scrap plans to carry out reviews of three Navy SEALs that could have led to their ouster from the elite force, after President Donald Trump's extraordinary intervention in a related case.

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