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Before assuming office, Trump suggested he could end support for FSA. He has…well,

‘A claim March 17 2019 that the U.S. military is developing plans to keep nearly 1,000 U.S. troops in Syria is factually incorrect,’ General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said. [July 22 2017 ]    In … Continue reading

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Syria: SDF will have to choose between Assad, Russia or the United States.

“Once that relationship is severed, because[ the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF)] go back to the regime, which we don’t have a relationship with, (or) the Russians … when that happens then we will no longer be partners with them,” … Continue reading

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Syria: French troops at Deir Ezzor

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday, April 26, that French special operations forces arrived in Syria over the past two weeks to help boost US-led efforts against the Islamic State group. “You’ll see increased operations on the Iraqi side … Continue reading

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Niger Ambush: Old AUMF, new AUMF and such

As long as American military activity involves countering “radical Islamist fundamentalism and the spread of it,” Congress doesn’t need to give the Pentagon any special permission since, in the view of Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), the AUMF that passed in … Continue reading

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Centcom donates Tucanos to Lebanon

🇺🇸 U. S. military donates two Super Tucanos to support the 🇱🇧 #Lebanese Air Force #LAF @usembassybeirut @LebarmyOfficial pic.twitter.com/gUHEF0k20T — U.S. Central Command (@CENTCOM) October 10, 2017 [March 24 2015 Lebanese University Tripoli urged to replace Christian director ]     Exams … Continue reading

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French base in northern Niger on the border with Libya

It has also confirmed that France has set up an advance military base in northern Niger on the border with Libya. [October 1 2011 Gaddafi: south of Ubari? ] At the far side of Ubari sits a military base that … Continue reading

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Plummeting oil price means smaller payoffs to support Iraqi government

The hemorrhaging of the government budget reliant on oil will force dramatic cuts in spending or dangerous increases in borrowing, Not only is fighting ISIS an expensive endeavor, but many of the political deals that need to be done to … Continue reading

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