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The Trump Administration Is Scouting Military Bases to House Migrant Children

The Trump Administration Is Scouting Military Bases to House Migrant ChildrenThe Trump Administration is assessing whether military bases can house immigrant children under the family separation policy.



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South Korea Defense Ministry Confirms Suspension of Joint U.S.-South Korea Military Drills Originally Planned for August

South Korea Defense Ministry Confirms Suspension of Joint U.S.-South Korea Military Drills Originally Planned for AugustThe South Korean Defense Ministry confirmed Tuesday that their major military exercise with the US planned for August has been suspended.



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Syrian, Iraqi forces say U.S. bombs military border positions, U.S. denies

Syrian, Iraqi forces say U.S. bombs military border positions, U.S. deniesBy Angus McDowall BEIRUT (Reuters) – Syrian state media said on Monday that U.S.-led coalition aircraft had bombed a Syrian army position near the Iraqi border, causing deaths and injuries, but the U.S. military denied it was responsible. The attack took place in al-Harra, southeast of the town of Albu Kamal, state news agency SANA said, citing a military source. A commander in the alliance fighting alongside Damascus told Reuters that drones that were “probably American” had bombed the positions of Iraqi factions between Albu Kamal and Tanf, as well as Syrian military positions.



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Stunning nighttime lava display in Hawaii captured on video by US military

Stunning nighttime lava display in Hawaii captured on video by US militaryThis stunning footage shows rivers of lava pouring from a volcano close to a Hawaii town.



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Key White House official advocated for 'limited use of military force' in North Korea

Key White House official advocated for 'limited use of military force' in North KoreaFred Fleitz, the chief of staff of the White House National Security Council, says top officials are considering "regime change" and the so-called bloody nose strike.



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Israeli troops kill Gaza man armed with ax: military

Israeli troops kill Gaza man armed with ax: militaryIsraeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian who tried to cross the border from Gaza armed with an ax on Monday, the military said in a statement. A second Palestinian who was with the man fled after they damaged Israel’s security fence, a military spokesman said. There was no immediate comment from Palestinian officials on the incident, which comes at a time of renewed violence along the Israel-Gaza frontier.



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Israeli military says to probe killing of Gaza nurse

Israeli military says to probe killing of Gaza nurseBy Maayan Lubell and Nidal al-Mughrabi JERUSALEM/GAZA (Reuters) – The Israeli military said on Saturday it was investigating the apparent killing by its troops of a Palestinian nurse on Friday during protests along the Gaza border. Health officials and witnesses said Israeli forces shot dead 21-year-old Razan al-Najar, a volunteer medic, as she ran toward the border fence, east of the south Gaza city of Khan Younis, in a bid to reach a casualty. The Israeli military said Palestinian militants had attacked its troops along the border with gunfire and a grenade.



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Fifty Afghan Taliban leaders killed in rocket strike, U.S. military says

Fifty Afghan Taliban leaders killed in rocket strike, U.S. military saysMore than 50 senior Taliban commanders were killed in an artillery strike on a meeting in Afghanistan’s southern province of Helmand, a U.S. military spokesman said on Wednesday, as fighting continued across the country. Details of last week’s operation emerged as fighting continued in other parts of Afghanistan, where the Taliban, aiming to restore their version of hardline Islamic law, launched their annual spring offensive last month. There were also serious incidents in Takhar province in the north, in Loghar, east of the capital, and Kandahar in the south, keeping up a pattern of attacks across the country.



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Kremlin: permanent U.S. military presence in Poland would harm European security

Kremlin: permanent U.S. military presence in Poland would harm European securityThe Kremlin expressed concern on Monday over media reports that Poland has requested a permanent U.S. military presence on its soil, saying NATO’s expansion towards Russia’s borders undermined stability in Europe. Warsaw could offer up to $ 2 billion in funding for such a military presence, according to a Polish Defense Ministry proposal reported by Polish media. A government source in Poland confirmed to Reuters such a proposal had been made.



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Pentagon disinvites China from major U.S. military exercise

Pentagon disinvites China from major U.S. military exerciseBy Idrees Ali and Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Pentagon on Wednesday disinvited China from a major U.S.-hosted naval drill in response to what it sees as Beijing’s militarization of islands in the South China Sea, a decision China called unconstructive. “As an initial response to China’s continued militarization of the South China Sea we have disinvited the PLA Navy from the 2018 Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise,” said Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Logan, a Pentagon spokesman.



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