Tom Bowman

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Marine Corps Revises Its Umbrella Policy

Thursday, November 07, 2019

It's official. All Marines can now carry umbrellas while wearing the service or dress uniform. This brings to an end a revered — for some — tradition of toughing it out in the rain.

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It's Unclear Who Will Continue The Fight Against ISIS As U.S. Pulls Out Of Syria

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

U.S. military members are on record saying the fight against ISIS will continue, but it's unclear who will carry on that fight after the U.S. pull-out from northern Syria, and the loss of a key ally.

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U.S. Forces Prepare To Leave Northeast Syria

Monday, October 14, 2019

U.S. forces fighting ISIS could leave northeast Syria in just days. They are caught between two opposing armies: the Turkish military and Syrian Kurdish forces.

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Latest On U.S. Troops In Syria

Sunday, October 13, 2019

As Turkey's operation against Kurdish fighters in northern Syria continues, the U.S. military is finding itself caught in the crossfire.

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U.S. Allies Alarmed On First Day Of Turkish Offensive In Kurdish-Controlled Syria

Wednesday, October 09, 2019

The first day of a Turkish offensive against Kurdish-controlled territory in Syria is alarming U.S. allies there and could expand.

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Commander Of Syrian Democratic Forces Reacts To Trump Pulling Troops From Border

Tuesday, October 08, 2019

Gen. Mazloum Kobani Abdi confirms that he's moved fighters to the border to protect Kurdish interests. He also denounced President Trump's claim that Turkey could lead the fight against ISIS.

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U.S. Officials Caught Off Guard By Trump's Shift In Northern Syria

Tuesday, October 08, 2019

Two U.S. officials tell NPR that military leaders involved in countering ISIS were surprised by President Trump's sudden policy shift — pulling support for Kurdish allies from Northern Syria.

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Trump Deploys Troops To Middle East After Attack On Saudi Oil Facility

Saturday, September 21, 2019

The president authorized the deployment of additional U.S. forces to strengthen air and missile defenses around Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, the Pentagon announced late Friday.

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'They Will Have To Die Now' Is A Bare-Knuckles Account Of The Fight Against ISIS

Friday, September 20, 2019

James Verini's book will stand up with some of the best war reporting, as he takes an unblinking look at the dirtiest kind of battle — urban combat — and the human wreckage it leaves in its wake.

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Retrospective: The 18-Year, And Counting, Afghan War

Friday, September 20, 2019

Since peace talks fell apart, the U.S. and Taliban have ramped up violent activity. We examine the shifting currents of the war in Afghanistan — the longest in U.S. history.

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In Afghanistan, Soldiers And Marines Reflect On The 18th Anniversary Of Sept. 11

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Soldiers and marines reflect on loss and remembrance. They're on the ground in Afghanistan, where the war has been going on for nearly as long.

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President Trump Calls Off Potential Peace Deal With The Taliban

Monday, September 09, 2019

In a series of tweets over the weekend, President Trump called off a potential deal with the Taliban, throwing into question a reported plan to draw down the troop presence there.

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Trump Calls Off Afghanistan Peace Talks

Sunday, September 08, 2019

President Trump says he has called off peace talks with the Taliban, just as the president says he was ready to meet with the Taliban and the president of Afghanistan at Camp David.

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Top American General On Future Of Afghanistan

Friday, September 06, 2019

As a deal between the U.S. and the Taliban takes shape, the top American general for the region insists there will continue to be a need to combat terrorism in Afghanistan.

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USS Boxer Used Electronic Jamming To Take Down Iranian Drone, Pentagon Sources Say

Friday, July 19, 2019

President Trump says the U.S. Navy ship shot an Iranian drone down. That statement conflicts with those of Pentagon officials who say the Boxer used electronic jamming to take it down.

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White House Says Turkey Can't Buy New F-35 Fighter Jets

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Days after Turkey defied NATO and the U.S. by accepting the first components of an advanced Russian missile defense system, the White House says Turkey won't be able to buy 100 new F-35 fighter jets.

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Trump Says Plan To Retaliate Against Iran Called Off Due To Potential Iranian Deaths

Friday, June 21, 2019

The planes were ready to go on Thursday night, but with 10 minutes to spare, President Trump called off a military action meant to retaliate against Iran for shooting down a U.S. drone.

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What Might Come Next After U.S. Drone Shot Down By Iran

Thursday, June 20, 2019

The U.S. says Iran shot down a military surveillance drone in an unprovoked attack and denies the aircraft was over Iranian territory. Iran claims it shot down a spy drone over a southern province.

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Drone Shootdown Adds To Tensions Between U.S. And Iran

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Iran's Revolutionary Guard shot down a U.S. military drone in the Persian Gulf. A U.S. official confirms to NPR that the drone was taken down but disputes the details surrounding the attack.

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News Brief: Trump Campaigns In Florida And Threatens Mass Deportations

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

President Trump chose Orlando, Fla., for the official kickoff of his reelection campaign. Also, he tweeted about an intensified immigration enforcement effort.

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