Tom Bowman

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11 U.S. Troops Were Injured In Iran Rocket Attacks On Iraq Bases

Friday, January 17, 2020

Contrary to earlier reports of no injuries, 11 U.S. troops were injured in Iranian strikes on Iraqi bases.

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U.S. Officials: More Than 20 Saudi Students To Be Expelled In Wake Of Fla. Shooting

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Following the December attack on a naval air station, the Pentagon has suspended training of all Saudi military students, as investigators conduct a review of the more than 800 students in the U.S.

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Iran Fires Missiles On Military Bases Housing U.S. Troops In Iraq

Wednesday, January 08, 2020

Iran launched ballistic missiles against U.S. military and coalition forces in Iraq, targeting at least two military bases. Last week Iran's top general was killed in a U.S. drone strike.

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More Than A Dozen Iranian Missiles Launched At U.S. And Coalition Forces In Iraq

Tuesday, January 07, 2020

Iran has launched more than a dozen missiles against U.S. and coalition forces in Iraq. Initial damage assessments are being conducted.

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Pentagon Chief Says There Is No Plan For U.S. Forces To Leave Iraq

Tuesday, January 07, 2020

Defense Secretary Mark Esper says U.S. troops will be repositioned in Iraq, but will not leave the country. His comments come after a letter from the U.S. military suggested a withdrawal.

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U.S. Troops Temporarily Stop The Fight Against ISIS In Iraq

Monday, January 06, 2020

Following the U.S. airstrike in Iraq that killed the top Iranian general, the U.S.-led military coalition fighting ISIS said it's temporarily stopping that fight to brace for retaliation from Iran.

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The Latest Development On The U.S. Airstrikes That Killed Iran's Qassem Soleimani

Friday, January 03, 2020

NPR's Audie Cornish wraps the latest Iran developments with a roundtable of NPR correspondents covering the Pentagon, the White House and the State Department.

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Trump Orders Baghdad Strike That Killed Iranian General

Friday, January 03, 2020

The U.S. has killed Iran's top military leader in a strike on Baghdad airport. The Pentagon says the general was actively developing plans to attack American diplomats and service members in Iraq.

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U.S. Counters Iran-Backed Militia Attacks With Strikes In Iraq, Syria

Monday, December 30, 2019

Airstrikes by U.S. forces on Iraq and Syria targeted an Iran-backed militia group. Sunday's strikes followed attacks on U.S. interests and the killing of an American civilian contractor in Iraq.

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The Biggest National Security Stories Of 2019

Friday, December 27, 2019

A round-up of the biggest stories in national security this year, including Syria, North Korea and Afghanistan, and a look forward to 2020.

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20 American Service Members Have Been Killed By Hostile Fire In Afghanistan In 2019

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

The Pentagon released the latest soldier death from Afghanistan and it's another Green Beret. Sgt. 1st Class Michael James Goble was the 20th solider killed in the country this year by hostile fire.

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FBI Says It's Investigating Shooting At Florida Naval Base As Possible Act Of Terror

Monday, December 09, 2019

The U.S. has a long history of military training for visiting Saudis. The deadly shooting at a Pensacola naval base by a Saudi national tests that relationship.

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In Afghanistan, Trump Announces Fresh Taliban Talks

Friday, November 29, 2019

President Trump made a surprise visit to troops in Afghanistan on Thanksgiving Day, announcing that he believes the Taliban wants a cease-fire and that he is restarting peace talks with the group.

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Navy Lets Accused SEALs Stay In Elite Unit; Fired Navy Secretary Slams Trump

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

The Navy has decided to allow three SEALs implicated in a war crimes case stay in the commando unit. Meanwhile, the ousted secretary of the Navy sharply criticized President Trump in an op-ed.

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Navy Will Allow 3 SEALs Implicated In War Crimes Case Keep Their Trident Pins

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

The Navy is letting three Navy SEALs accused of wrongdoing keep their coveted Trident pins. The move comes after President Trump demanded that a convicted SEAL, Eddie Gallagher retire with his pin.

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Defense Secretary Esper Confirms Trump Directly Ordered Him Not To Remove Navy SEAL

Monday, November 25, 2019

Defense Secretary Mark Esper confirmed on Monday that President Trump ordered the Pentagon not to remove a Navy SEAL at the center of a high profile war crimes case.

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SEAL Case Triggers Power Struggle Between Navy, President Trump

Monday, November 25, 2019

Richard V. Spencer has been terminated as secretary of the Navy, after his handling of the case of a Navy SEAL accused of war crimes came under rebuke by the defense secretary.

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Navy Secretary Pushed Out Over SEAL Case Controversy

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer has been forced out by the Secretary of Defense Mark Esper.

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Navy Officer Pardoned For War Crimes Is Expected To Be Removed From SEALs

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

The Navy officer pardoned for war crimes by President Trump is expected to be removed from the SEALs. Chief Petty Officer Edward Gallagher and three other SEALs could be ousted from the elite force.

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Taliban Release 2 Hostages In Exchange With Afghan Government For 3 Prisoners

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

The Taliban released two Western hostages who were held for more than three years. The Afghan government released three Taliban prisoners. The move could be a precursor to restarting peace talks.

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