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Zimbabwe's military muscles into first post-Mugabe cabinet

Zimbabwe's military muscles into first post-Mugabe cabinetBy Emelia Sithole-Matarise HARARE (Reuters) – Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa appointed senior military officials to top posts in his first cabinet on Friday in what was widely seen as a reward for the army’s role in the removal of his predecessor, Robert Mugabe. Sworn in as president a week ago after 93-year-old Mugabe quit in the wake of a de facto military coup, Mnangagwa made Major-General Sibusiso Moyo foreign minister and handed Air Marshal Perrance Shiri the sensitive land portfolio. The new president, who later on Friday spoke publicly about the need to draw on local expertise and skills to put the economy back on robust footing, also brought back Patrick Chinamasa as finance minister despite his chequered record in that post previously.



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Military IDs 100 killed on USS Oklahoma in Pearl Harbor

Military IDs 100 killed on USS Oklahoma in Pearl HarborHONOLULU (AP) — The military has identified 100 sailors and Marines killed when the USS Oklahoma capsized during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor 76 years ago, officials said Friday.



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US military says civilians not killed in Somali raid

US military says civilians not killed in Somali raidUS military investigators said Wednesday that only enemy fighters were shot dead in a joint US-Somali raid in August, amid allegations that multiple civilians were killed. At issue is an August 25 operation at a farm near Bariire in Somalia’s Lower Shabelle region, when Somali troops and US special forces attacked a suspected hideout for fighters from the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Shabaab group. Local elders called a news conference in the capital Mogadishu and displayed nine bodies, two of them children, saying they were civilians killed in cold blood by Somali troops.



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Donald Trump Thanks 'Winning' Military, Touts 'Big Fat Tax Cuts'

Donald Trump Thanks 'Winning' Military, Touts 'Big Fat Tax Cuts'Donald Tump’s Thanksgiving Day gratitude message to U.S. troops overseas took a decidedly political slant Thursday as he ticked off military successes he attributed to himself, and referred to his “big, fat, beautiful tax cuts.”



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The Latest: Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa kept contact with military

The Latest: Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa kept contact with militaryHARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe's political turmoil (all times local):



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U.S. Military Investigation Finds More Remains in Niger

U.S. Military Investigation Finds More Remains in NigerThe Pentagon revealed it found additional human remains of a U.S. soldier killed during the Oct. 4 ambush in Niger.



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Putin Says Russia Will End its Military Operation in Syria After Surprise Talks With Assad

Putin Says Russia Will End its Military Operation in Syria After Surprise Talks With AssadRussia is about to end its military operation in Syria that tipped the scales in the devastating war in favor of government forces, President Vladimir Putin said at surprise talks with Syrian President Bashar Assad.



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Military Staff Removed From White House After 'Incident' On Trump's Asia Trip: Report

Military Staff Removed From White House After 'Incident' On Trump's Asia Trip: ReportThree members of a White House team staffed by military personnel have been removed from their positions after being accused of improper contact with foreign women during President Donald Trump’s recent trip through Asia, The Washington Post reported Tuesday.



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Seoul: 2 top North Korean military officers punished

Seoul: 2 top North Korean military officers punishedSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's spy agency told lawmakers Monday that North Korea has punished two of its top military officers, including one widely seen as its second-most powerful official, during a highly unusual inspection of the military's powerful political bureau.



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How the U.S. Military Could Soon Have a New Way to Crush North Korea's ICBMs

How the U.S. Military Could Soon Have a New Way to Crush North Korea's ICBMsA US military upgraded Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle, or EKV, a kinetic-force weapon that slams into its targets, destroyed an intercontinental ballistic missile for the first time during a Missile Defense Agency test of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system several months ago. The Missile Defense Agency’s first-ever successful intercept of an ICBM target using a Ground-based Midcourse Defense system, using the kinetic force of an Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle (EKV) to destroy the target, is paving the way toward advanced future kill vehicles able to discern and attack multiple approaching threats, industry and Pentagon officials said.



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