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In this Monday, March 9, 2020, photo, Afghanistan's Abdullah Abdullah, front left, greets his supporters after being sworn in as president in Kabul, Afghanistan. (AP Photo)
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March 10, 2020 - 3:33 pm
By KATHY GANNON and RAHIM FAIEZ Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The United States began withdrawing troops from Afghanistan, the U.S. military said Tuesday, taking a step forward on its peace deal with the Taliban while also praising Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's promise to start...
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President Donald Trump speaks to the media as he leaves the White House, Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in Washington, to visit the National Institutes of Health's Vaccine Research Center in Bethesda, Md. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
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March 03, 2020 - 4:15 pm
By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he talked with a Taliban leader, days after the United States and the Taliban signed an agreement that calls for the full withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan after more than 18 years and provides...
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Marine Gen. Frank McKenzie, the top U.S. commander for the Middle East, meets with sailors and Marines on the USS Bataan amphibious assault ship on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in the northern Red Sea. (AP Photo/Lolita Baldor)
(AP Photo/Lolita Baldor)
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January 23, 2020 - 4:30 pm
By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press ABOARD THE USS BATAAN (AP) — Over the past eight months, the United States has poured more than 20,000 additional troops into the Middle East to counter the escalating threat from Iran that peaked with the recent missile attack on American forces in Iraq...
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A U.S. soldier stands while bulldozers clear rubble and debris at Ain al-Asad air base in Anbar, Iraq, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. Ain al-Asad air base was struck by a barrage of Iranian missiles last week. (AP Photo/Ali Abdul Hassan)
(AP Photo/Ali Abdul Hassan)
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January 13, 2020 - 5:22 pm
By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA and ALI ABDUL-HASSAN Associated Press AIN AL-ASAD AIR BASE, Iraq (AP) — American troops were informed of an impending missile barrage hours before their air base in Iraq was struck by Iran, U.S. military officials said Monday, days after the attack that marked a major...
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Anti government Iraqi protesters gather by a banner with pictures of Iraqi politicians and Arabic that reads "the Tahrir square questionnaire to select a prime minister," during the ongoing protests in Tahrir square, Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, Jan. 10, 2020.
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January 10, 2020 - 3:29 pm
By SAMYA KULLAB and QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's caretaker prime minister asked Washington to work out a road map for an American troop withdrawal, but the U.S. State Department on Friday bluntly rejected the request, saying the two sides should instead talk about how...
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President Donald Trump addresses the nation from the White House on the ballistic missile strike that Iran launched against Iraqi air bases housing U.S. troops, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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January 08, 2020 - 12:11 pm
By ZEKE MILLER and DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that Iran appears to be “standing down” and no Americans or Iraqis were harmed in Iran's missile strike on two Iraqi bases housing U.S. troops. Speaking from the White House, Trump seemed...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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January 08, 2020 - 9:39 am
By DEB RIECHMANN and ZEKE MILLER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump faces one of the greatest tests of his presidency after Iran launched ballistic missiles at Iraqi bases housing U.S. troops. It was Iran's most brazen direct assault on America since the 1979 seizing of the U...
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This Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, image provided by Maxar Technologies shows black smoke coming out of the U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad. (Satellite image ©2020 Maxar Technologies via AP)
(Satellite image ©2020 Maxar Technologies via AP)
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January 02, 2020 - 6:18 am
By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA and JOSEPH KRAUSS Associated Press BAGHDAD (AP) — Iran-backed militiamen withdrew from the U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad on Wednesday after two days of clashes with American security forces, but U.S.-Iran tensions remain high and could spill over into further violence. The...
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Jeff Katz
December 02, 2019 - 4:54 pm
Newsweek has fired the journalist who wrote the false story that President Donald Trump was busy "golfing" and "tweeting" on Thanksgiving Day, when he was actually making an unannounced trip to Afghanistan to spend the holiday with the troops. Jessica Kwong was reportedly fired Friday after...
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October 25, 2019 - 10:22 am
By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press BRUSSELS (AP) — Pentagon chief Mark Esper said Friday that the United States will leave more American troops and armored vehicles in eastern Syria to help prevent Islamic State militants from gaining access to oil fields controlled by U.S.-allied Syrian Kurds...
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