Iran Commander Claims Forces Were Ready to Hit 400 U.S. Targets in January

The commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) air arm has claimed his troops were ready to attack hundreds of additional American targets if January’s limited exchange of fire escalated into a wider conflict.

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Trump says he’s instructed Navy to ‘destroy’ any Iranian gunboats harassing US ships

President Trump said Wednesday that he’s instructed the U.S. Navy to “shoot down and destroy” any Iranian gunboats harassing American ships, in the wake of a tense encounter in the Persian Gulf.

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Acting Navy Secretary Resigns After Carrier Remarks, Esper Names Replacement

Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly submitted his resignation on Tuesday morning and Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Twitter that he’d accepted the resignation and named Under Secretary of the Army James McPherson to be his temporary replacement.

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China a Threat to the Global World Order

Ever since President Richard Nixon signed the Shanghai Communique in 1972 that began the process of establishing relations between the United States and China, which was followed seven years later with the passage of the Joint Communiqué on the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations officially normalizing relations between the two adversaries.

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In the Pacific, a COVID-19 Outbreak Sidelines Deployed Aircraft Carrier Theodore Roosevelt

To combat a growing outbreak of COVID-19 on the carrier Theodore Roosevelt, the Navy has ordered the ship to pull into Guam and have the whole crew of 5,000-plus sailors tested for the novel coronavirus, the service’s acting secretary announced Thursday.

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US Conducts Airstrikes in Iraq in Retaliation for attack that Killed 2 Americans

The U.S. military conducted airstrikes in various locations inside Iraq on Thursday targeting an Iranian-backed militia group it says is responsible for Wednesday’s rocket attack that killed two American service members, a British service member and wounded 14 others.

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