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Politics Jan 1711 U.S. troops flown to medical centers after Iran strike
The Pentagon's chief spokesman says 11 U.S. troops were flown out of Iraq for evaluation of concussion-like symptoms in the days following an Iranian missile strike. President Donald Trump had said the strike caused no harm to American forces.
World Jan 13Trump officials point to dissent in Iran amid lingering questions over U.S. strike
Defense Secretary Mark Esper added to the uncertainty over the intelligence behind last week’s killing of Gen. Qassem Soleimani when he said Sunday that he had seen no hard evidence that four American embassies had been under possible threat.
World Jan 10U.S. reportedly tried to take out another Iranian leader on the same day as Soleimani strike
U.S. officials say the U.S. military tried, but failed, to take out another senior Iranian commander on the same day that an American airstrike killed the Revolutionary Guard's top general.
Politics Jan 06Congress demands answers from Trump about Soleimani killing
On Monday, two top Senate Democrats called on Trump to immediately declassify the administration’s reasoning for the strike on the Iranian official, Gen. Qassem Soleimani, saying there is “no legitimate justification” for keeping the information from the public.
Politics Jan 05Pompeo: U.S. is now targeting Iran’s ‘actual decision-makers’
Pompeo was explaining U.S. strategy in the aftermath of the U.S. drone strike that killed Iran’s most powerful general, Qassem Soleimani.
World Jan 03WATCH: Trump says Iranian general’s ‘reign of terror’ is over
Gen. Qassem Soleimani “made the death of innocent people his sick passion,” Trump said from his estate in Palm Beach, Florida, adding that “a lot of lives would have been saved” if he'd been hunted down years ago.
World Jan 03AP source: U.S. is sending 3,000 more troops to Mideast as reinforcements
The dispatching of extra troops reflects concern about potential Iranian retaliatory action for the killing Thursday of Gen. Qassem Soleimani, commander of Iran's Quds Force.
World Jan 02Esper says Iran may be planning more attacks on U.S. interests
Iran or its proxy forces may be planning further strikes on American interests in the Middle East, and the U.S. is prepared to take preemptive military action if it gets sufficient warning, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Thursday.
Nation Jan 01Trump deploys more troops to Middle East after U.S. Embassy attack
President Donald Trump ordered about 750 U.S. soldiers deployed to the Middle East as about 3,000 more prepared for possible deployment in the next several days.
Nation Dec 12Pentagon tests long-banned ballistic missile over Pacific
The Pentagon on Thursday flight-tested a missile that had been banned under a treaty that the United States and Russia abandoned last summer. Some U.S. arms control advocates said the test risks an unnecessary arms race with Moscow.