Pentagon Chief Orders New Review of Attack in Kenya That Killed 3 Americans

The unusual review of the conclusions of the initial inquiry comes more than a year after the attack by the Shabab revealed security lapses at the base.

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Biden Backs Taiwan, but Some Call for a Clearer Warning to China

As China grows stronger and bolder, some experts want to end Washington’s decades-long policy of “strategic ambiguity.”

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Biden Orders Airstrike in Syria Targeting Iran-Backed Militias

President Biden ordered retaliatory strikes against the militias whose attacks in Erbil this month killed one civilian contractor and wounded a U.S. service member.

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U.S. Airstrikes in Syria Target Iran-Backed Militias That Rocketed U.S. Troops in Iraq

President Biden ordered retaliatory strikes against the militias whose attacks in Erbil this month killed one civilian contractor and wounded a U.S. service member.

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Intruder Boards a Military Plane at Joint Base Andrews

An unarmed man was given a summons for trespassing after he gained access to the base on Thursday and boarded an aircraft typically used by senior government and military leaders, officials said.

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Trump Appointee to Temporarily Lead Pentagon; Retired Admiral Will Be Spokesman

David Norquist will be Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s acting defense secretary, if only for a few days. A retired rear admiral, John Kirby, will be the Pentagon press secretary.

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