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Reaching Out to Our Military


Our U.S. troops and their families make sacrifices, most we never hear about, to protect us and our loved ones. And yet how often do we go about our busy lives without giving them a second thought? 146 more words

Christianity

Members Of Congress Push Back Against New U.S. Troop Deployments In Syria

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Following the revelation this week that 400 more U.S. ground troops were deployed to Syria, a Bay Area congresswoman introduced a bill Friday to block further deployments without Congressional debate or authorization. 508 more words

News

Pentagon's "devastating" Plan for Crushing ISIS Fails to Live Up to Its Name

The U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis had presented a preliminary version of the Pentagon’s new plan to rapidly defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria… 541 more words

Syria

U.S. troops deployed to Bulgaria as NATO boosts Eastern European presence

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February 15, 2017

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US troops arrived in Bulgaria on Wednesday, with armored vehicles and heavy equipment to be shipped by the end of the week as part of NATO’s significant buildup in Eastern Europe, the Bulgarian Defense Ministry has said. 460 more words

More than 900 children killed in Afghanistan in 2016, according to United Nations -- U.N. says civilian toll in Afghanistan is highest in years

The nearly 25 percent increase in child deaths from the previous year was largely caused by mines and munitions left over from decades of conflict… 1,028 more words

Leak: Trump threatens to send U.S. troops south of the border if Mexico doesn't take care of 'bad hombres'?

(NationalSentinel) Transcripts of a leaked phone obtained by media outlets suggest that President Donald Trump delivered a tough message to his Mexican counterpart: Take care of “bad hombres” south of the border or the United States might. 506 more words

Executive Branch

Amid Trump’s NATO Blasts, U.S. Marines’ Norway Mission Goes On

U.S. forces arrive for six months of scheduled training, despite president-elect’s ‘obsolete’ criticism

By JULIAN E. BARNES in Brussels and ELLEN EMMERENTZE JERVELL in Oslo… 83 more words