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Trump defends chaotic Syria pullout saying it was ‘no surprise’ – and warns ISIS if it hits the U.S. they are ‘doomed!’ – just hours after claiming the terrorists had already been defeated

Trump defends chaotic Syria pullout saying it was ‘no surprise’ – and warns ISIS if it hits the U.S. they are ‘doomed!’ – just hours after claiming the terrorists had already been defeated The president suddenly announced the pullout Wednesday on Twitter He also touted it in a video from...

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Pentagon fails its first-ever audit, official says

by Idrees Ali, Mike Stone for @reuters WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Pentagon has failed what is being called its first-ever comprehensive audit, a senior official said on Thursday, finding U.S. Defense Department accounting discrepancies that could take years to resolve. Results of the inspection – conducted by some 1,200 auditors and examining...

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Congress officially blocks F-35 fighter shipments to Turkey

Congressional defense lawmakers officially barred deliveries of the fifth-generation F-35 Joint Strike Fighter to Turkish forces, inserting the ban into the final version of the Pentagon’s budget blueprint for the upcoming fiscal year. House and Senate conferees adopted the legislation, which prohibits shipments of the advanced, multi-role jet fighter to...

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‘Buy America’: Sale of U.S. arms increases despite Trump’s tough talk on NATO, trade

Nearly 100 countries are flying, floating and fighting with American-made weapon systems The Trump administration’s tough international economic policies are ruffling feathers among foreign allies but aren’t undermining U.S. weapons sales around the world, said a top State Department official who is critical of the president’s “Buy America” campaign. Tina Kaidanow, acting assistant...