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'This Is a Nightmare': Iran Launches Missile Attack on US Airbase in Iraq
"Donald Trump's war with Iran has escalated to the next level. Iran should immediately stop these attacks, but make no mistake, the war beginning to unfold is because Donald Trump chose war over diplomacy."
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U.S. military personnel are leaving Iraq. News
"Withdrawal Not What's Happening": Joint Chiefs Chairman Says Letter Announcing US Troops Leaving Iraq Was a Mistake
"That letter is a draft, it was a mistake, it was unsigned, it should not have been released," said Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Mark Milley.
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Drum Major Trump Marches Us Into the Folly of War
Pay no attention to that fool on the bandstand.
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Major General Qasem Soleimani, pictured here on April 11, 2016, was reportedly killed Friday in Iraq. News
'An Explicit Act of War': US Kills Senior Iranian Military Official Qasem Soleimani in Baghdad Drone Strike
"It's like Iran killing the head of the CIA or the Mossad on foreign soil."
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Acting Defense Secretary Mark Esper, pictured here in October 2019, on Thursday indicated the U.S. is willing to launch pre-emptive strikes on Iranian-backed militias in Iraq. News
'War Hawks Must be Celebrating': Trump's Defense Secretary Claims US Ready to Strike Iranian-Backed Militias in Iraq
"We're back to preemptive wars now! Dick Cheney might as well be president."
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As Embassy Protests in Iraq Continue, US Deploys 750 Troops to Middle East and Reportedly Readies Thousands More
Security forces around the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad fired tear gas and stun grenades at demonstrators who gathered for a second day straight.
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President Donald J. Trump looks as a flag is revealed during a ceremony to establish the U.S. Space Command in the Rose Garden in the Rose Garden at the White House on Thursday, Aug 29, 2019 in Washington, DC. Views
Trump Signs Measure Enabling Establishment of a U.S. Space Force
President Trump has signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2020 that establishes a U.S. Space Force as the sixth branch of the U.S. armed forces—despite the Outer Space Treaty designating space as a global commons to be used for peaceful purposes. Reported Space News : “Trump...
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Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), pictured here during impeachment hearings in the House Judiciary Committee, was the reason for Indian officials declining to meet with a delegation of lawmakers she was included in this week, according to The Washington Post. News
'Deeply Disturbing': Indian Minister to Cancel Meeting With US Lawmakers Over Rep. Jayapal's Kashmir Criticism
"What are they hiding in Kashmir?"
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missile tests News
Arms Expert Warns of 'Reckless and Unnecessary Escalation' After Pentagon Tests Missile Banned by INF Treaty That Trump Ditched
The move could "exacerbate tensions with Russia, China, and North Korea—all of whom would be in range of this type of missile."
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'Let's Bring Rumsfeld In': Khanna Calls for Hearings on US Officials Who Lied to American People About Endless Afghan War
"The bottom line is that top military officials and civilian officials have known that the Afghan war has been has been unwinnable and have been misleading the American public for 20 years."
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