The incoming administration of President-elect Joe Biden warns of risks to national security after it says the Pentagon has suddenly halted briefings for the transition team.
A day after US President Donald Trump fired his defence secretary, the White House hired a Trump loyalist in a key Pentagon post and a former Fox News commentator who made offensive remarks about former President Barack Obama.
President Donald Trump replaces Mark Esper with Christopher Miller, current head of National Counterterrorism Center.
Trump’s harsh rhetoric is not resonating well with the US military leadership, which is not willing to suppress its own citizens like in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Defense Secretary Mark Esper says he does not support invoking Insurrection Act to deploy active-duty forces to quell civil unrest, sparked by custodial killing of black American George Floyd.
Tens of thousands of Britons pledged donations as Tom Moore, a retired army captain, pursued a his goal of finishing 100 laps of his garden before his 100th birthday on April 30 to support health care workers during the coronavirus pandemic.
US strikes appeared limited in scope and narrowly tailored, targeting five weapons storage facilities used by Kataib Hezbollah militants - including facilities used to store weaponry for past attacks on US-led coalition troops, the Pentagon said.
Three service members were killed, including two Americans, and a dozen more were injured when a barrage of rockets was fired at a military base in Iraq on Wednesday.
Over 18 years after the war began, the accord sets the stage for US troop pullout from Afghanistan. If the deal is successful, the "graveyard of empires" will have once again successfully turned away another world power from its landlocked borders.
“If the Taliban and the government of Afghanistan live up to these commitments, we will have a powerful path forward to end the war in Afghanistan and bring our troops home,” President Trump said in a statement.
The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed 60 new cases in its morning update, taking the tally to 893 – the largest national total anywhere outside China.
Relatives say the victims were driving home from a picnic when their truck was hit in eastern Nangarhar province on Friday. Officials are ascertaining whether US or Afghan government targeted the passengers.
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