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NATO to expand Iraqi training mission to meet Trump demand

Senior officials and diplomats on Tuesday said the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, NATO is considering an increase to its training mission in Iraq to relieve the burden on the U.S. led coalition against Islamic State.

France begs U.S not to pull troops out of West Africa

France on Monday asked the U.S. to keep supporting its operations against Islamist extremists in West Africa, after the New York Times reported that the U.S. is considering pulling out of the region.

United States, Iraqi forces fire tear gas to protesters at Baghdad’s U.S. embassy 

United States and Iraqi forces at the U.S. embassy in Baghdad fired tear gas to disperse Iraqi protesters who gathered at the walls of the compound for a second day to show support for a powerful Iranian-backed Shiite militia.

Pentagon chief says Trump ordered him to let Navy SEAL keep his rank

Defense Secretary Mark Esper, has revealed that President Donald Trump directly ordered him to halt disciplinary proceedings against an elite U.S. soldier accused of war crimes.

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