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Afghanistan US Troops
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Associated Press
November 19, 2020 - 8:45 am
An accelerated U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, announced by Washington this week, has rattled both allies and adversaries. There are fears of worsening violence and regional chaos, which some say could embolden the local Islamic State affiliate to regroup and perhaps even try to build...
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C-130 Hercules aircrew members board their aircraft for an Operation Enduring Freedom mission at Karshi-Khanabad Air Base, Uzbekistan, on April 19, 2005.
Photo by Master Sgt. Scott Sturkol/Air Mobility Command Public Affairs
Abbie Bennett
November 18, 2020 - 11:23 am
Veterans who served at a secret Soviet-era airbase in Karshi-Khanabad, Uzbekistan, have sickened and died from illnesses they believe were caused by exposures to toxicants at the base, including "black goo" oozing up from the ground. On Wednesday, the National Security subpanel of the House...
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Acting Secretary of Defense Miller at Pentagon
Associated Press
Associated Press
November 18, 2020 - 9:55 am
Acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller said Tuesday the U.S. will reduce troop levels in Iraq and Afghanistan by mid-January, asserting that the decision fulfills President Donald Trump’s pledge to bring forces home from America's long wars even as Republicans and U.S. allies warn of the...
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