Entries Tagged ‘Islamic state’

ISIS Releases Video of Deadly Ambush on U.S. Soldiers in Niger

By Debbie Gregory. Last October, some 50 militants affiliated with the Islamic State launched an ambush in Niger against a U.S.-Nigerien patrol, comprised of 12 Americans and 30 Nigeriens, as they were en route to their base. The militants were armed with machine guns, small arms and rockets. Now a propaganda video believed to have been […]

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White House Undecided as to the Future of Troops in Afghanistan

By Debbie Gregory. Despite his displeasure at the current state of affairs in Afghanistan, President Trump has backed away from an option to pull all remaining U.S. forces from the region, days after reports claimed the administration was seriously considering the move as part of its pending plan of action for the 16-year-old war. Contrary […]

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DoD to Set Troop Levels

By Debbie Gregory. Defense Secretary James Mattis now has more flexibility in the ongoing fight against the Islamic State after President Trump granted the Pentagon new authorities to determine the number of U.S. troops deployed to Iraq and Syria. Known as the force management level, or “FML,” the number of troops deployed to either country […]

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Vets in Congress Back Mattis for Ban Exemptions

By Debbie Gregory. Defense Secretary James Mattis has requested that President Trump exempt Iraqi nationals, who risked their lives to help American troops in wartime, from the executive order halting immigration from Iraq. Trump’s executive order, published Jan. 27, put an immediate temporary halt to immigration from seven countries, including Iraq. Mattis has the backing […]

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B-2 Bombers Kill Dozens of ISIS Fighters in Libya

By Debbie Gregory. Last week, American warplanes unleashed a massive attack on at least two Islamic State (IS, ISIS, ISIL) training camps in Libya, killing an estimated 80 militants. This was one of the last short-notice military operations ordered by President Barack Obama. “The fighters training in these camps posed a security risk to Libya, […]

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