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Contradicting Trump, Bolton says no withdrawal from Syria until ISIS destroyed, Kurds’ safety guaranteed | The Washington Post

White House national security adviser John Bolton on Sunday outlined conditions for a U.S. troop departure from Syria that appeared to contradict President Trump’s insistence less than a month ago that the withdrawal would be immediate and without conditions. Speaking during a visit to Israel, Bolton said that certain “objectives” must be achieved before a pullout could take place. “The ... Read More »

The Mysterious Saga Of America’s Hunt For A Stealth Special Operations Transport, Part 1 l The Drive

In the dead of night, a stealthy U.S. military transport plane discreetly weaves its way past dense enemy air defenses to get to a small landing zone deep inside a country in the throes of a coup by a faction violently opposed to the United States. As they get closer to their objective, the crew switches the plane into a vertical takeoff ... Read More »

Ex-Green Beret Pummeled to Death in Apparent Fratricide | The Daily Beast

An American contractor fatally injured in Iraq, apparently by members of the U.S. military, is a former Green Beret who served in the Army for 20 years, his family said Monday. Rick Rodriguez, who was stationed in Erbil for Lockheed Martin, was flown from Iraq to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, an aunt told The Daily Beast. More Read More »

How Will Those Bonkers Golden Globe Results Affect Oscar Picks? | Vulture

When it’s time to hand out their film awards, the Golden Globes have three main motivations. Like a critics’ group, they want to reflect the often idiosyncratic tastes of their membership. Like any self-respecting precursor ceremony, they want the prestige of “predicting” the Oscars. And, like the MTV VMAs, they want to create moments that everyone will be talking about ... Read More »

US Airstrikes to Continue in Syria Against ISIS Despite Announced Withdrawal | Military.com

U.S. forces have continued air and artillery strikes in Syria against Islamic State targets and will conduct them indefinitely despite President Donald Trump’s announcement Dec. 19 that U.S. troops would withdraw from the country, the U.S. military regional command said Friday. In a release, Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) said that U.S. and coalition forces conducted 469 strikes ... Read More »

The clash between Trump and his generals | Military Times

A prominent retired four-star admiral says that several former generals have left President Donald Trump’s administration because their advice and many years of military experience did not make a difference in swaying the White House on key national security issues. Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Adm. James Stavridis noted in Time Magazine Thursday that former Marine Corps Gen. Jim Mattis, ... Read More »

Military investigating death of U.S. contractor in Iraq | NBC News

The military has launched an investigation into how a U.S. contractor received fatal head wounds while working with special operations Marines in Irbil, Iraq, according to three U.S. officials familiar with the investigation. The Lockheed Martin employee died at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany last week, just days after he was found in his barracks room with severe head ... Read More »

Air Force Approves HIV Prevention Drug; Waiver Still Needed | Military.com

The U.S. Air Force has approved the use of a medication designed to prevent HIV infection for pilots and aircrew, overriding an older policy that prohibited its use. The service in September officially approved the use of the pre-exposure prophylaxis treatment (PrEP) medication, commonly known as Truvada, which helps reduce the risk of contracting the human immunodeficiency virus, the Air ... Read More »

Navy: No live fire, land exercises off Maui County | The Maui News

Navy officials say there will be no live-fire or amphibious assault craft and aircraft landings as part of their proposed exercises around Maui County. Some residents, however, do not believe the Navy and are opposed to its Special Operations Training proposal that is up for comment in a draft environmental assessment. The Navy is proposing nearshore water training in the ... Read More »

New in 2019: Soldiers, Marines will start getting these advanced night vision goggles this year | Army Times

Night vision advances have been delivered to soldiers and Marines in a steady drip over recent decades, but a new device being fielded to units in both services this coming year will provide troops with a clearer vision of both the real and virtual battlefield. The Enhanced Night Vision Goggle-Binocular and advanced targeting and data display technologies expected to complement ... Read More »

ISIS missile injures UK special forces in Syria, reports say | CNN

Two members of the British special forces have been wounded in an attack by ISIS fighters in Syria, according to the Kurdish news agency Rudaw.The UK’s Ministry of Defence told CNN it would not comment on special forces, but did not deny the media reports. The soldiers were hit by an ISIS missile attack on a Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) base ... Read More »