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Pentagon plans to increase drone flights by 50 pct.

...that number to 60 because of stress on the force. But 60 patrols don't come close to meeting the demands of top military commanders facing growing security threats around the world.Senior U.S. officials said that while drones have been used...
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Top general: US should consider embedding troops in Iraq

...three tours in Iraq that included leading the 4th Infantry Division during the 2003 invasion and serving as the top military commander in the country from 2008-2010."It is frustrating to look at what has happened inside of Iraq," said Odierno...
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Al-Qaida's No. 2 figure killed in US strike in Yemen

...months, including its top ideologue and a senior military commander. The U.S. has intensified its campaign, trying...and around the city have killed the group's top military commander Nasr al-Ansi, its most senior religious ideologue...
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On two fronts, Iraqi forces battle Islamic State for Tikrit

...completely destroyed and 241 severely damaged.Earlier Thursday, al-Obeidi visited troops and met with senior military commanders of the Tikrit operation as well as Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, commander of the Quds Force, an elite...
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Biden reassures Iraqi PM of support

...said the Iraqi government believes the fall of Ramadi was due to mismanagement and poor planning by some senior military commanders in charge. However, he did not elaborate, and no action has been taken against those commanders.In Iran...
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Obama picks Marine general as Joint Chiefs chairman have to be dealing with."Dunford's most visible military role came in 2013 when he became the top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan. During his 18 months there, he oversaw the ongoing drawdown of U.S. troops, the transition...
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One of world's strongest storms hits Philippines

...typhoons."It has helped that the typhoon blew very fast in terms of preventing lots of casualties," regional military commander Lt. Gen. Roy Deveraturda said. He said the massive evacuation of villagers before the storm also saved many lives...
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Family of sunken sub captain found boat, closure

...the armed Japanese merchant ship Kano Maru. But the USS Grunion never returned.An account by the Kano Maru's military commander states that the Grunion sank after an 80 mm shell hit near its conning tower. He continued, "We saw the swell...
Hezbollah commander killed outside home south Lebanon.But one of the biggest blows for the group came in 2008 when Imad Mughniyeh, a top Hezbollah military commander, was killed by a bomb that ripped through his car in Damascus. Hezbollah and its primary patron, Iran, have...
Accumulated Fragments: Histories entwined: A ship, her origins and her adventures

...Stephans along with General Jefferson C. Davis with his troops. General Davis would become the first of the military commanders of the Department of Alaska (The Department of Alaska, overseen by the military, would remain such until May...


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