FOREIGN POLICY2018-06-13T10:22:46+00:00

NATO’s top military official talks Russia, Turkey and the INF Treaty

The NATO Military Committee is the body that advises the alliance on military policy and strategy. Since June 2018, Air Chief Marshal Stuart Peach has led that committee, advancing the NATO mantra of collective defense while balancing distinct threats of a more capable Russia, a more belligerent Iran and omnipresent terrorist activities.

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ISIS caliphate has crumbled and last stronghold liberated, Fox News has learned

The caliphate has crumbled, and the final offensive is over. While the official announcement hasn’t yet been made – Fox News has been told that this village, the last ISIS stronghold, is liberated.

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U.S. may soon pause preparations for delivering F-35s to Turkey

The United States could soon freeze preparations for delivering F-35 fighter jets to Turkey, officials told Reuters, in what would be the strongest signal yet by Washington that Ankara cannot have both the advanced aircraft and Russia’s S-400 air defense system.

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Exclusive: Cockpit voice recorder of doomed Lion Air jet depicts pilots’ frantic search for fix – sources

The pilots of a doomed Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX scoured a handbook as they struggled to understand why the jet was lurching downwards, but ran out of time before it hit the water, three people with knowledge of the cockpit voice recorder contents said.

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US-backed force says it’s in control of IS Syria encampment

A spokesman for U.S.-backed forces fighting the Islamic State group in Syria says his fighters are in control of an encampment in the village of Baghouz where IS militants have been besieged for months.

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U.S. Military Now Preparing to Leave as Many as 1,000 Troops in Syria

The U.S. military is crafting plans that would keep nearly 1,000 forces in Syria, U.S. officials said, a shift that comes three months after President Trump ordered a complete withdrawal and is far more than the White House originally intended.

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