Category: Pentagon

Pentagon Puts Military Police on Alert to Go to Minneapolis
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Pentagon Puts Military Police on Alert to Go to Minneapolis

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — As unrest spread across dozens of American cities on Friday, the Pentagon took the rare step of ordering the Army to put several active-duty U.S. military police units on the ready to deploy to Minneapolis, where the police killing of George Floyd sparked the widespread protests. Soldiers from Fort Bragg…

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Pentagon Confirms Iran Launching Missiles at U.S. Targets in Iraq
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Pentagon Confirms Iran Launching Missiles at U.S. Targets in Iraq

Iran began to launch over a dozen ballistic missiles targeting U.S. airbases in Iraq on Tuesday, U.S. officials confirmed. Iran is taking credit for a rocket attack targeting the al-Assad airbase in Iraq, which houses U.S. troops. They announced that the missiles were part of “Shahid [martyr] Soleimani Operation,” hinting at an extended military operation against…

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Pentagon Leaders: Soleimani was Planning ‘Imminent’ Combat Operations
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Pentagon Leaders: Soleimani was Planning ‘Imminent’ Combat Operations

Pentagon leaders on Monday defended the U.S. military strike President Trump ordered against Iranian terrorist leader Qasem Soleimani on January 1, saying that intelligence showed he was planning “imminent” combat operations against U.S. military forces in the region. Army Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told reporters at the Pentagon: I’ll…

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Pentagon: U.S. to Deploy 750 Troops After Embassy Attack in Iraq
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Pentagon: U.S. to Deploy 750 Troops After Embassy Attack in Iraq

Department of Defense Secretary Mark Esper announced Tuesday evening that he has approved the deployment of 750 U.S. soldiers to the Middle East following an attack by pro-Iran forces on the U.S. Embassy in Iraq. Esper wrote in a trio of tweets that the troops will be deployed “immediately,” and additional forces are prepared to…

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