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

2:22am GMT

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

Pentagon could start global troop rebalance this year, Esper says

24 Jan 2020

MIAMI U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper suggested on Thursday he could be ready to start a highly anticipated global force repositioning this year as part of an effort to refocus the Pentagon on challenges from China and Russia.

At Florida base, a mix of relief, anxiety in Saudi shooting aftermath

23 Jan 2020

NAVAL AIR STATION PENSACOLA, Fla. With an FBI investigation underway, Navy security officer David Link still is not allowed to talk about what he saw when a Saudi gunman killed three U.S. sailors at this sprawling Florida naval base last month.

Pentagon denies trying to underplay injuries from Iran attack

17 Jan 2020

WASHINGTON The Pentagon said on Friday there had been no effort to play down or delay the release of information on concussive injuries from Iran's Jan. 8 attack on a base hosting U.S. forces in Iraq, saying the public learned just hours after the defence secretary.

U.S. targeted Iranian official in Yemen in failed strike - sources

11 Jan 2020

WASHINGTON The United States carried out a secret operation in Yemen that targeted, but failed to kill, an Iranian military official last week, two U.S. officials told Reuters on Friday.

U.S. targeted Iranian official in Yemen in failed strike: sources

10 Jan 2020

WASHINGTON The United States carried out a secret operation in Yemen that targeted, but failed to kill, an Iranian military official last week, two U.S. officials told Reuters on Friday.

Trump cites plot to 'blow up' U.S. embassy as element in decision to kill Soleimani

10 Jan 2020

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday the United States killed Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani shortly after he landed in Iraq last week in part because "they were looking to blow up our embassy." | Video

U.S. military eyes adjustments after Iran surprises with attack in Iraq - official

10 Jan 2020

WASHINGTON The U.S. military is weighing adjustments to its defensive posture in the Middle East after Iran upended assumptions by staging a missile attack in Iraq, a country where it wields influence, a U.S. defence official said on Thursday.

U.S. military eyes adjustments after Iran surprises with attack in Iraq: official

10 Jan 2020

WASHINGTON The U.S. military is weighing adjustments to its defensive posture in the Middle East after Iran upended assumptions by staging a missile attack in Iraq, a country where it wields influence, a U.S. defense official said on Thursday. | Video

Trump cites plot to 'blow up' U.S. embassy as element in decision to kill Soleimani

10 Jan 2020

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday the United States killed Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani shortly after he landed in Iraq last week in part because "they were looking to blow up our embassy." | Video

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