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The House Speaker said she has spoken with the Joint Chiefs Chairman in order to prevent 'an unstable president from initiating military hostilities'.

President Donald Trump came under pressure to step down or face impeachment.

Rouhani says Trump will be 'ousted from life'

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Rouhani says Trump will be 'ousted from life'

Iran is marking the first anniversary of the assassination of its top military commander, General Qasem Soleimani.

Pentagon chief meets with Afghan president in Kabul

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Pentagon chief meets with Afghan president in Kabul

Miller, who is acting head of the Pentagon until President-elect Joe Biden takes office next month, and Ghani discussed the ongoing talks with ...

US will 'react' if Iran seeks to avenge Soleimani

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US will 'react' if Iran seeks to avenge Soleimani

Washington is "prepared to react" if Tehran launches an attack to mark the anniversary of the killing of Qasem Soleimani, the head of ...

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Casualties reported as car bomb rocks Afghan capital

At least eight people were killed in a bombing in the Afghan capital on Sunday, authorities confirmed.

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Rockets hit US base in Afghanistan, no casualties reported

There were no casualties in the rocket attack on the US base.

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Top US general presses Taliban to end violence

Mark Milley "discussed the need for an immediate reduction of violence", his spokesperson said, in talks which marked his ...

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Trump orders pullout of troops from Somalia

US President Donald Trump has ordered the removal of most US troops from Somalia.

Outgoing Trump 'mulled strike' on Iran nuclear site: report

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Outgoing Trump 'mulled strike' on Iran nuclear site: report

Outgoing US President Donald Trump reportedly asked top aides about the possibility of striking Iran's nuclear facilities, The New York Times ...

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Clock ticking, Trump looks set to hasten Afghanistan pullout

US President Donald Trump has moved ahead with plans to pull out of Afghanistan as he fills the Pentagon with loyalists.

US military wary that shakeup could upend apolitical nature

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US military wary that shakeup could upend apolitical nature

Mark Milley's comments reflected a view he has long been passionate about: the military defending the US constitution.

Trump fires defence chief Esper

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Trump fires defence chief Esper

Trump is also believed to be considering dismissing FBI Director Chris Wray and CIA Director Gina Haspel, angered that they did not support his ...

Afghanistan withdrawal still 'conditions-based', top US general says

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Afghanistan withdrawal still 'conditions-based', top US general says

The Pentagon's top general said the US withdrawal of more troops from Afghanistan will depends on several conditions.

Trump losing military support in election

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Trump losing military support in election

Just 37.4 percent of active personnel in the US military support President Donald Trump's re-election, while 43.1 percent back his Democratic ...

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US military chief visits Israel amid tensions with Iran

The visit comes days after a suspected Israeli air raid on Damascus killed five foreign fighters, including a member of the Iran-backed Hezbollah.

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Israel strikes Syrian army targets after border unrest

The Israeli army said that helicopters struck military targets "belonging to the Syrian Armed Forces", including observation posts and ...

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US lawmaker launches bill to sue China over coronavirus

A pro-Trump lawmaker has proposed a bill that would allow those who have contracted coronavirus to sue China, echoing the president's xenophobic ...

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US officials: Missile defence systems now operating in Iraq

New air defence systems are being installed in Iraq to protect US forces and allies, officials say.

US has restored 'level of deterrence' on Iran

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US has restored 'level of deterrence' on Iran

Strikes against an Iraqi militia backed by Iran and the drone strike that killed top Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani have restored ...

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Donald Trump insists Iran will not have nuclear weapons

Donald Trump took to his favourite social media platform, Twitter, to let Iran know in capital letters that it will not have nuclear weapons.

US denies public was lied to about Afghanistan stalemate

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US denies public was lied to about Afghanistan stalemate

Defence Secretary Mark Esper and Joint Chiefs Chairman General Mark Milley rejected allegations that the Pentagon and ...

Trump says Baghdadi successor in US crosshairs

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Trump says Baghdadi successor in US crosshairs

Trump placed the Islamic State group's new chief in the crosshairs Monday as he marked Veterans' Day by celebrating the killing of the ...

Dog who hunted Baghdadi too busy to meet Trump

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Dog who hunted Baghdadi too busy to meet Trump

US President Donald Trump has said that the 'hero' dog that helped pursue IS leader Baghdadi will visit him 'soon' after his handlers said he is ...

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