US Central Command General Says Troop Surge in Middle East May Not End Soon

Over the past eight months, the United States has poured more than 20,000 additional troops into the Middle East to counter the escalating threat from Iran that peaked with the recent missile attack on American forces in Iraq.

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US Troops Were Injured in Iran Missile Attack Despite Pentagon Initially Saying There Were No Casualties

Several US service members were injured during last week’s Iranian missile attack on Al-Asad airbase in Iraq despite the Pentagon initially saying that no casualties had taken place.

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U.S. Military Resumes Joint Operations with Iraq

The United States military resumed joint operations with Iraq on Wednesday, military officials said, ending a 10-day pause that began after an American airstrike killed a top Iranian military commander in Baghdad.

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Killing of Soleimani Reflects an Aggressive National Security Team Not Inclined to Curb Trump

President Trump had from his earliest days in office raised the possibility of killing Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani, the powerful Iranian military commander who died this month in a U.S. military drone strike.

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Furor in Iran and Abroad After Tehran Admits Downing Ukrainian Jetliner

Iran’s stunning admission that its forces errantly downed a Ukrainian jetliner — reversing three days of denial — did little to quell growing fury inside the country and beyond on Saturday as the deadly tragedy turned into a volatile political crisis for Tehran’s leaders and overshadowed their struggle with the United States.

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US Announces New Sanctions on Iran After Missile Strikes

The Trump administration on Friday announced a new wave of sanctions on Iran following this week’s missile strikes by the Islamic Republic on U.S. bases in Iraq.

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