Tag: Military leadership

US launched several airstrikes in support of Afghan forces

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. military launched several airstrikes this week in support of Afghan government forces fighting Taliban insurgents, including in the strategically important...

Gen. Milley says Taliban appear to have ‘strategic momentum’

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WASHINGTON — The Taliban appear to have “strategic momentum” in the fight for control of Afghanistan as they put increasing pressure on key cities,...

Pentagon chief allows Naval Academy grad to pursue NFL job

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WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said Tuesday that the U.S. military will allow Naval Academy graduate Cameron Kinley to pursue a career in...

US vacates key Afghan base; pullout target now ‘late August’

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WASHINGTON — Nearly 20 years after invading Afghanistan to oust the Taliban and hunt down al-Qaida, the U.S. military has vacated its biggest airfield...

Biden to back changes in military sexual assault prosecution

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is putting his stamp of approval on a long-debated change to the military justice system that would remove decisions...

Biden to back changes in military sexual assault prosecution

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is putting his stamp of approval on a long-debated change to the military justice system that would remove decisions...

Rumsfeld, a cunning leader who oversaw a ruinous Iraq war

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WASHINGTON — Calling Donald H. Rumsfeld energetic was like calling the Pacific wide. When others would rest, he would run. While others sat, he...

Judge: Libya’s Hifter cannot claim immunity from civil suits

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A Libyan military commander who previously lived for decades in Virginia cannot claim head-of-state immunity as a defense in lawsuits accusing...

Among Iraqis, the name Rumsfeld evokes nation’s destruction

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BAGHDAD — When he heard on the news that Donald Rumsfeld had died, Ali Ridha al-Tamimi and his wife sat down with their four...

As troops leave, US to keep airstrike option in Afghanistan

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. military will remain involved in the Afghanistan war into September, keeping the option of launching airstrikes against the Taliban to...