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Stealth Surprise: How the F-35 and 6th Generation Fighters Could Join Forces (And Be Unstoppable)

Stealth Surprise: How the F-35 and 6th Generation Fighters Could Join Forces (And Be Unstoppable)The ultimate weapon?



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Some Americans face a costly surprise this tax season: tiny refunds or bigger bills

Some Americans face a costly surprise this tax season: tiny refunds or bigger billsFor some, this tax season so far has come with a costly surprise – a tiny tax refund or a big tax bill. The shock is hitting their finances.



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Acting Pentagon chief makes surprise Baghdad visit

Acting Pentagon chief makes surprise Baghdad visitActing Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan made an unannounced visit to the Iraqi capital on Tuesday for talks on the sensitive issue of a continued US troop presence after Washington withdraws from neighbouring Syria. Shanahan is keen to reassure Iraqi leaders after President Donald Trump angered many by saying he wanted to maintain some troops at the Al-Asad airbase, northwest of Baghdad, to keep an eye on Iran.



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'We had no idea this patient was pregnant': Nurse's 911 call details surprise birth

'We had no idea this patient was pregnant': Nurse's 911 call details surprise birthThe 5-minute, 11-second 911 call details the minutes after the incapacitated  woman gave birth. Staff can be heard scrambling to resuscitate the baby.



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Syrian surprise: How Trump's phone call changed the war

Syrian surprise: How Trump's phone call changed the warIn the phone call two weeks ago, Trump had been expected to deliver a standard warning to the Turkish president over his plan to launch a crossborder attack targeting U.S.-backed Kurdish forces in northeast Syria, U.S. officials say. Instead, in the course of the conversation Trump reshaped U.S. policy in the Middle East, abandoning a quarter of Syrian territory and handing Ankara the job of finishing off Islamic State in Syria. “Trump asked: ‘If we withdraw our soldiers, can you clean up ISIS?’”, a Turkish official told Reuters.



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In a first, Trump makes surprise visit to U.S. troops in Iraq

In a first, Trump makes surprise visit to U.S. troops in IraqTrump was looking for some positive headlines after several days of turmoil over his decisions to withdraw the 2,000 U.S. troops in Syria, pull out half of the 14,000-strong contingent in Afghanistan, and push out Defense Secretary James Mattis two months earlier than planned for criticizing his policies. Accompanied by first lady Melania Trump and speaking at the Al Asad Air Base west of Baghdad, Trump defended the withdrawal from Syria and said it was made possible by the defeat of Islamic State militants. “Our presence in Syria was not open ended and it was never intended to be permanent,” he told troops wearing camouflage fatigues in a hangar at the base.



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Trump's surprise troop visit sparks criticism in Iraq

Trump's surprise troop visit sparks criticism in IraqPresident Donald Trump’s lightning Christmas visit with US troops in Iraq has triggered questions and criticism in a country deeply divided over Washington’s influence since the 2003 US invasion. The Wednesday visit, Trump’s first with US troops in a conflict zone since he took office two years ago, came days after a shock decision to pull all American troops from neighbouring Syria. Trump’s trip was veiled in such secrecy there was speculation that Iraqi authorities had not been informed, and the US leader did not meet with Iraqi officials.



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President Trump Returns to White House After Surprise Iraq Trip

President Trump Returns to White House After Surprise Iraq TripPresident Trump returned to Washington D.C. early Thursday following a surprise trip to Iraq



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Trump defends Syria pullout during surprise visit to Iraq

Trump defends Syria pullout during surprise visit to IraqTrump made the decision on Syria abruptly last week, against the advice of top aides and commanders, including Defense Secretary James Mattis, who resigned the next day. Trump said he had told his advisers, “let’s get out of Syria,” but was persuaded to stay, before deciding last week to bring the 2,000 troops home. It’s time for us to start using our head,” the president told reporters at the Al Asad Air Base west of Baghdad where he and first lady Melania Trump spent a little more than three hours on the ground with U.S. troops.



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President Trump Makes Surprise Visit to Combat Zone for the First Time Following Syria Withdrawal

President Trump Makes Surprise Visit to Combat Zone for the First Time Following Syria WithdrawalU.S. troops in Iraq battling ISIS will likely face additional challenges as a result of President Donald Trump's order to withdraw from Syria.



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