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  • Pompeo inks deal to support more US troops in Poland

    08/15/2020 11:17:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 15, 2020 | Matthew Lee
    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sealed a defense cooperation deal Saturday with Polish officials that will pave the way to deploy more American troops to Poland. Pompeo, in Warsaw at the end of a four-nation tour of central and eastern Europe, signed the deal with Polish Defense Minister Mariusz Błaszczak that sets out the legal framework for the additional troops. “This is going to be an extended guarantee: a guarantee that in case of a threat our soldiers are going to stand arm-in-arm,” Poland’s President Andrzej Duda said during the signing ceremony. “It will also serve to increase the...
  • Iraqi PM tells US to start working on troop withdrawal plan

    01/10/2020 8:46:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    CNBC ^ | 01/10/2020
    KEY POINTS: *Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi has told the U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to send a delegation to Iraq tasked with formulating the mechanism for the withdrawal of U.S troops from Iraq. * The Iraqi leader asked Pompeo to send delegates to Iraq to prepare a mechanism to carry out the parliaments resolution regarding the withdrawal of foreign troops from Iraq. Iraqs caretaker prime minister asked the U.S. secretary of state to start working out a road map for an American troop withdrawal from Iraq, his office said Friday, signaling his insistence on ending the U.S. military...
  • No, Combat Troops In The Middle East Dont Counter Chinas Rise

    01/02/2020 1:26:32 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 2, 2020 | Daniel L. Davis
    Chinese activity beyond its borders does not inherently threaten America. The twin narratives of Trump abandoning the Middle East and any Chinese presence as a threat to America are false. While his critics claim the president eyes the exits from the Middle East, they excoriate him for abdicating a strong U.S. role in the region, which some claim is enabling Chinas rise. This common characterization of Trumps foreign policy may be worrisome, but it is also demonstrably wrong.Far from eyeing the exits, Trump continues a concerning trend of deepening U.S. military involvement in the Middle East. As important, Chinese activity...
  • U.S. Troops Leaving Syria Will Go to Western Iraq

    10/21/2019 7:46:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/21/2019 | Rick Moran
    The 700 U.S. troops formerly stationed in Syria and withdrawn by the president just prior to Turkey's invasion will go to western Iraq and conduct counter-ISIS operations from there, according to Defense Secretary Mark Esper.Despite Trump's promise to bring the troops home, they will simply be shifted several hundred miles west. While Esper is mum about their specific mission, the location will allow for continued support for allies fighting ISIS and counter-terrorism operations in Iraq.ABC News: His comments were the first to specifically lay out where American troops will go as they leave Syria and what the counter-IS fight...
  • U.S. forces say Turkey was deliberately bracketing American troops with artillery fire in Syria

    10/12/2019 4:57:10 PM PDT · by Armscor38 · 45 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 12 at 6:07 PM | Dan Lamothe
    Turkish forces who launched multiple artillery rounds near a U.S. Special Operations outpost in northeastern Syria on Friday have known for months that Americans were there, according to four current and former U.S. officials, raising questions whether Turkey is trying to push American troops farther from the border. The incident occurred on a hilltop base overlooking the town of Kobane as Turkey continues an operation launched Tuesday against Syrian Kurds, some of whom the United States has partnered with for years in its campaign against the Islamic State. The incursion has focused on an area 60 miles to the west...
  • When a Yiddish Theater Starlet Surprised U.S. Troops in Korea for Hanukkah

    10/02/2019 1:45:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Jewish Telegraph Agency ^ | December 12, 2017 | Charlotte Bonnelli
    In 1951, Yiddish theater star Molly Picon, together with Jacob Kalich, her husband and fellow entertainer, and Cardinal Francis Joseph Spellman, the Vicar General of the United States Armed Forces, headed to Korea with a USO Christmas troupe. But as soon as Picon and Kalich stepped off the plane, a U.S. Army Chaplain ran up and asked if they could join 400 boys for Hanukkah. Of course after flying 48 hours, we didnt say no, Kalich recalled in their 1971 interview for the William E. Wiener Oral History Library, held at the New York Public Library. We started to give...
  • Trump, Duda sign agreement to send 1,000 more US troops to Poland

    09/24/2019 4:45:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09/24/2019 | Melissa Leon
    The United States will send 1,000 more troops to Poland, which has agreed to pay the entire expense, in a move that boosts the nations defense ties, President Trump has said. Well be moving soldiers there, Trump said during his bilateral meeting with Polish President Andrzej Duda at the 74th United Nations General Assembly in New York City on Monday. The two later inked the deal. American service members will likely come from other places in Europe where theyre already stationed, Trump said. Officials say other details will be discussed in the coming weeks. Poland came to us, they asked...
  • Trump makes new threat to send soldiers to US-Mexico border

    04/24/2019 10:00:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 24, 2019
    Mexicos Soldiers recently pulled guns on our National Guard Soldiers, probably as a diversionary tactic for drug smugglers on the Border, but he didnt support the drug-smuggling claim.He tweeted: Better not happen again! We are now sending ARMED SOLDIERS to the Border. Mexico is not doing nearly enough in apprehending & returning! U.S. troops are already at the border to help reduce illegal crossings. [] Two U.S. soldiers in a remote area of Texas recently were confronted by Mexican soldiers who thought the Americans had crossed into Mexico. The Mexican troops reportedly removed a weapon from one of the American...
  • Hundreds more troops heading to U.S.-Mexico border

    02/22/2019 3:46:17 PM PST · by jazusamo · 42 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 22, 2019 | Carlo Munoz
    The Pentagon is planning to deploy hundreds more American military personnel to the southern border, in the wake of President Trumps announcement of a national emergency along the countrys border with Mexico. Currently 5,000 U.S. troops are stationed in Texas, Arizona and California, backing immigration enforcement operations led by the Department of Homeland Security. With Mr. Trumps declaration of a national emergency, that number is expected to surge to 6,000 by March 1, a senior Defense Department official said Friday. Those troops will provide air support to Customs and Border Patrol officers and Homeland Security agents carrying out border security...
  • The US will still maintain a presence after troop pullout from NE Syria

    12/22/2018 2:16:21 AM PST · by PIF · 9 replies
    Debka File ^ | Dec 22, 2018 @ 12:10 | UNK
    1. US troops will leave eastern and northern Syria, but America is not deserting this part of the country, said the officials, without revealing the nature of its continuing presence.
  • What incoming CENTCOM commander said about Afghanistans military is reason enough to get out

    12/05/2018 7:40:45 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 28 replies
    Great Power War ^ | 12/5/18 | Jon Dougherty
    Afghanistans military and security forces are losing personnel at an unsustainable rate and could not remain intact for long if U.S. forces were withdrawn, according to Marine Lt. Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr, the incoming CENTCOM commander. In testimony before Congress, the Marine three-star also said that the U.S. military and Taliban are in a stalemate which was the most optimistic portion of his description of the current security situation in Americas longest-running war. His assessment comes on the heels of Afghan President Ashraf Ghanis statement earlier this month that nearly 29,000 military and security personnel have been killed...
  • BREAKING: Thousands of Armed U.S. Troops Will Be Deployed to the Border by Friday, Here's What...

    10/29/2018 3:23:49 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 174 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 29, 2019 | Katie Pavlich
    Videos at link. Full title: BREAKING: Thousands of Armed U.S. Troops Will Be Deployed to the Border by Friday, Here's What They'll Be Doing Officials from the Department of Homeland Security and Department of Defense announced Monday 5200 additional active duty U.S. troops will be deployed to the southern border with Mexico by Friday. Eight-hundred soldiers are on their way to Texas now. They are in fact deploying with weapons," U.S. Northern Command Air Force General Terrence O'Shaughnessy said during a press conference. "I think the President has made it clear that border security is national security." Troops are being...
  • Turkey Threatens to Strike US Forces Partnered With Kurds

    05/03/2017 1:31:23 PM PDT · by drewh · 21 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, May 3, 2017 | By Carlo Muoz -
    The war of words between Washington and Ankara over the U.S. militarys partnership with Kurdish paramilitaries in Syria escalated Wednesday, when a senior aide to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan suggested American troops could be targeted alongside their Kurdish allies in the countrys ongoing air war against the militias. Senior presidential aide Ilnur Cevik said U.S. forces who are teamed up with members of the Kurdish Peoples Protection Units, or YPG, were in danger of being hit by Turkish fighters patrolling the volatile border region with Syria. If YPG units and their American military advisers go too far, our forces...
  • Pentagon might propose sending ground troops to Syria

    02/15/2017 1:32:44 PM PST · by TBP · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | February 15, 2017 | Barbara Starr
    The Defense Department might propose that the US send conventional ground combat forces into northern Syria for the first time to speed up the fight against ISIS, CNN has learned. "It's possible that you may see conventional forces hit the ground in Syria for some period of time," one defense official told CNN.
  • Why Is Obama Moving Troops Into Poland And Provoking A War With Russia Right Before The Inauguration

    01/14/2017 9:27:36 PM PST · by Lorianne · 73 replies
    THE ECONOMIC COLLAPSE BLOG ^ | JANUARY 12TH, 2017 | MICHAEL SNYDER
    January 20th cannot come soon enough. Instead of stepping back and trying to ensure a smooth transition for Donald Trump, Barack Obama has decided to go hog wild and use every ounce of presidential power still available to him. He has been establishing a bunch of new national monuments, he just stabbed Israel in the back at the United Nations, and on Thursday he even took time to give Joe Biden a Presidential Medal of Freedom. But one of the things that has people the most concerned is his endless provoking of Russia. Every few days it seems like Obama...
  • US troops enter Poland, 1st deployment at Russia's doorstep

    01/12/2017 8:25:00 AM PST · by Pinkbell · 109 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | January 12, 2017 | Vanessa Gera
    WARSAW, Poland (AP) American soldiers rolled into Poland on Thursday, fulfilling a dream some Poles have had since the fall of communism in 1989 to have U.S. troops on their soil as a deterrent against Russia. (Snip) U.S. and other Western nations have carried out exercises on NATO's eastern flank in past years, but the new deployment which includes some 3,500 U.S. troops marks the first-ever continuous deployment to the region by a NATO ally. (Snip) There are fears, however, that the enhanced security could eventually be undermined by the pro-Kremlin views of President-elect Donald Trump. Poland...
  • Mattis Wanted To Strike Iran In Retaliation For Killing US Troops, Obama Denied Him

    01/11/2017 1:59:17 PM PST · by ColdOne · 26 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 1/11/17 | Russ Read
    Iranian-supplied rockets killed as many as 15 U.S. troops per month in Iraq in the summer of 2011, and Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis had a plan to retaliate. The Obama administration denied his request. Six U.S. soldiers were killed in a single such attack in early June of 2011, with another three killed just weeks later. Mattis, then the commander of U.S. Central Command, had had enough and decided the U.S. must strike back before the Iranian rockets caused further bloodshed. In conjunction with then Ambassador to Iraq James Jeffrey, Mattis proposed a strike inside Iranian territory, according to...
  • Allied troops and ISIS battle for collapsing Mosul Dam

    12/27/2016 6:29:47 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 45 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 27 December 2016 | By Gareth Davies For Mailonline
    Allied troops and ISIS are set to battle for a collapsing dam that would spew nearly 600 times the water of the River Thames onto Mosul if it breaches. Engineers from an Italian company have been tasked with fixing the Mosul Dam's foundations to stop more than 11 trillion litres of water (11.11billion cubic metres) from flooding Mosul. Experts are warning their work could be in vain, and should the catastrophe happen, it is estimated 1.5million people could be killed by the floods in an impact described as 'worse than a nuclear bomb'. Waves of up to 45ft would be...
  • Islamic State fired crude chemical weapons on US troops Pentagon

    09/21/2016 11:04:46 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 11 replies
    The Guardian ^ | September 21 2016 | Spencer Ackerman in New York
    Islamic State forces have fired crude chemical weapons at US troops in Iraq, the Pentagon has confirmed, a startling disclosure that US officials promptly downplayed as resulting in no deaths or injuries. The attack came from a powdered mustard agent delivered in a mortar or rocket shell and fired on US forces on Tuesday at the Qayyarah West air base near Mosul. The air base, recaptured from Isis in July, is a pivotal staging ground for a highly anticipated attack on Mosul, Isiss capital in Iraq approximately 40 miles (65km) to the north. Related: The harrowing story of the woman...
  • Hundreds More US Troops Deploy to Iraq on Eve of Anticipated Mosul Offensive

    09/09/2016 3:40:09 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 18 replies
    More than 400 additional US troops have arrived in Iraq in recent days as the battle for Mosul is expected to begin soon, a US defense official said Thursday. Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman Colonel John Dorrian stated that there are 4,460 US troops in Iraq, compared to 4,000 a week ago, and that Iraqi security forces are preparing to reclaim Mosul. Dorrian did not specify what the US troops would be doing, but mentioned that they were setting up a logistics hub at the recaptured Qayyarah airbase to the south of Mosul, which will serve as a staging area for...