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Politics Apr 08Biden seems ready to extend U.S. troop presence in Afghanistan
Without coming right out and saying it, President Joe Biden seems ready to let lapse a May 1 deadline for completing a withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan.
World Feb 26WATCH: U.S. strike, first under Biden, kills Iran-backed militiaman in Syria
The Pentagon said the strikes were retaliation for a rocket attack in Iraq earlier this month that killed one civilian contractor and wounded a U.S. service member and other coalition troops.
Politics Feb 25U.S. bombs facilities in Syria used by Iran-backed militia
The U.S. was retaliating for a rocket attack earlier this month that killed one civilian contractor and wounded a U.S. service member and other coalition troops.
World Feb 19Pentagon chief urges immediate reduction in Taliban violence
In his first press conference as defense secretary, Lloyd Austin says progress toward a durable peace in Afghanistan and an end to U.S. military involvement there depends on the Taliban reducing attacks.
Politics Jan 22WATCH: Lloyd Austin wins Senate confirmation as first Black Pentagon chief
Lloyd J. Austin, a West Point graduate who rose to the Army's elite ranks and marched through racial barriers in a 41-year career, won Senate confirmation Friday to become the nation's first Black secretary of defense.
Politics Jan 21WATCH: House votes on waiver for Biden defense secretary nominee Lloyd Austin
Thursday's 326-78 vote would grant a waiver that would exempt Austin from the seven-year rule. All signs point to quick action in the Senate after that, putting Austin on track to be confirmed as secretary by week's end.
Politics Jan 19WATCH: Biden DNI pick Haines says no room for politics in intel agencies
President-elect Joe Biden's nominee to lead the intelligence community, Avril Haines, promised Tuesday to "speak truth to power" and keep politics out of intelligence agencies to ensure their work is trusted.
World Dec 31U.S. to move aircraft carrier out of Middle East amid Iran tension
The decision reflects Navy concern that the USS Nimitz, which deployed from the U.S. in April, is already overdue to return.
World Dec 30U.S. bomber mission over Persian Gulf aimed at cautioning Iran
Two U.S. bombers have flown over the Persian Gulf in response to what U.S. officials say are signs that Iran may be planning attacks against American or allied targets in the Middle East.
Health Dec 08WATCH: Pentagon set to begin COVID-19 vaccinations on small scale
Pentagon officials say that once the Food and Drug Administration gives its “emergency use authorization,” the military will start giving shots within a day or two.