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Jared Szuba

US Navy readies hospital ships ahead of Coronavirus wave

The US Navy is preparing to deploy its two hospital ships – USNS Mercy and USNS Comfort – to relieve…

AFRICOM cancels North Africa multinational training exercise Phoenix Express over COVID-19 concerns

US Africa Command cancelled the Phoenix Express joint naval security exercise as a precaution to limit the spread of COVID-19

Somali National Army launches action to oust al-Shabaab from Janaale

The Somali National Army and elite Danab forces launched an operation to capture the town of Janaale from al-Shabaab militants

Here’s how the US military is preparing for COVID-19

The US military is adopting broader measures to protect personnel from the global coronavirus pandemic. Here are the latest updates.

US extends carrier strike group Middle East mission, sends Patriot missile defense system to Iraq

The US is moving Patriot air defense systems into Iraq and deployed a second aircraft carrier to the Middle East…

US and UK identify soldiers killed in Camp Taji, Iraq rocket strikes

The US and UK identified military personnel killed in a rocket attack on Camp Taji airbase in Iraq, and the…

US-Brazil defense cooperation could help counter China’s space ambitions, general says

A US-Brazil defense research agreement offers the US a leg up over China's space infrastructure ambitions in the Western Hemisphere,…

Pentagon identifies 2 US Marines killed in Iraq firefight with ISIS

US Marines Gunnery Sergeant Diego Pongo and Captain Moises Navas were killed in a firefight with ISIS in Iraq

US to begin Afghanistan drawdown as Kabul, Taliban deadlock ahead of peace talks

Afghanistan's government and the Taliban are deadlocked on a prisoner swap ahead of peace talks, but the US will start…

US airstrike kills al-Shabaab leader involved in Manda Bay attack, AFRICOM says

A US airstrike in Somalia killed a senior al-Shabaab official believed to have planned a January raid on Manda Bay…