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Ambush in Niger: report won’t recommend punishment

Poor training, complacency and a culture of excessive risk contributed to the deaths of four U.S. soldiers during an operation in Niger in October, according to a classified Pentagon report. The officials who described the report said it wouldn’t recommend … Continue reading

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U.S. troops, DoD civilians in Mid East

The Pentagon is employing 5,508 contractors in Iraq and Syria — 2,869 of whom are U.S. citizens, 760 of whom are locals and 109 are third country nationals — according to a quarterly report released in April.   In January, there … Continue reading

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Egypt’s Tahrir Square November 18 protest

Egypt’s ‘Friday of One Demand’ largest Tahrir protest since July, as Islamists dominate a rally by forces from across Egypt’s political and ideological spectrum demanding a swift transfer of power. Tens of thousands of Egyptians rallied November 18 in Cairo’s … Continue reading

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