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Pentagon puts cyberwarriors on offensive, increasing the risk of conflict

June 18, 2018
David Sanger | The New York Times
The Pentagon has quietly empowered the United States Cyber Command to take a far more aggressive approach to defending the nation against cyberattacks, a shift in strategy that could increase the risk of conflict with the foreign states that sponsor malicious hacking groups.
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U.S. to release alleged ISIS fighter in Syria, with $4K in cash and a cellphone

June 8, 2018
Josh Gerstein | POLITICO
The Trump administration is planning to release a suspected ISIS fighter in Syria with more than $4,000 in cash and a new cellphone, a Pentagon official said in a court filing released on Thursday.

Revisiting the House Defense spending bill

June 6, 2018
Key aspects of the Defense spending bill.
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Jim Mattis Warns of Consequences If Beijing Keeps Militarizing the South China Sea

June 2, 2018
Nancy Youssef | The Wall Street Journal
The U.S. and China appear to be headed for a more confrontational relationship in Southeast Asia as Washington warns of a more aggressive response to the militarization of disputed islands in the South China Sea.
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Poor training, excessive risk led to ill-fated Niger mission, Pentagon says

May 11, 2018
Nancy Youssef, Gordon Lubold | The Wall Street Journal
The U.S. military has concluded that “no single failure or deficiency” was to blame for the October ambush that killed four U.S. service members in Niger, according to an eight-page summary of the investigators’ findings released Thursday.

President Trump rattles global markets and cracks down on immigration, EPA chief’s future remains uncertain

April 6, 2018
A trade war, crackdown on immigration and turmoil in the Trump administration.
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Pentagon blames Islamic State for blast that killed U.S. and U.K. troops

April 4, 2018
Nancy Youssef, Gordon Lubold | The Wall Street Journal
U.S. military officials said they believe the Islamic State extremist group was behind the explosive attack that killed an American and British soldier last week in the Syrian city of Manbij.
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