Tom Bowman

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ISIS' Parting Gift To Its Former Capital: Thousands Of Explosive Booby Traps

Monday, February 19, 2018

Raqqa may be cleared of ISIS fighters, but hidden throughout the city are thousands of hidden bombs. U.S. special forces and Syrians are training young men to disarm them.

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U.S. Military Mission In Syria Endures As ISIS Nears Defeat

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Up to 2,000 U.S. troops are in Syria defending Kurdish allies. The threats come from regime forces, Iran, Turkey and even Russia.

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Trump's Military Parade Could Cost As Much As $50 Million

Thursday, February 15, 2018

A U.S. official says the Department of Defense has worked up five options for the military parade President Trump has requested, ranging in cost from $3 million to $50 million.

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View From The Ground In Syria

Friday, February 09, 2018

American troops came under artillery fire in Syria this week. We have the latest on the fighting there and the U.S. involvement in the Syrian civil war.

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News Brief: Government Funding Lapses, Market Volatility, Syria

Friday, February 09, 2018

The federal government's funding lapsed after Sen. Rand Paul stalled a vote. Also, a look at recent swings in the stock market and how the fight against ISIS in Syria is getting more complicated.

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An Extremely Complex Battlefield Is Taking Shape In Northern Syria

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

U.S. troops are on the ground in Syria training local forces to fight ISIS. But Turkish troops and their local allies are on verge of a confrontation with them.

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Inside Raqqa, The Former ISIS Capital

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

In October, Kurdish militias captured the Syrian city of Raqqa with the help of U.S. planes and special forces. We report from inside the former ISIS stronghold.

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Following Attacks In Afghanistan, Trump Rejects Idea Of Negotiating With The Taliban

Monday, January 29, 2018

A fourth large terror attack in Afghanistan in nine days resulted in 11 deaths at a training base. The attacks, split between ISIS and Taliban forces, seem to be an attempt to destabilize the nation.

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Military Victory But Political Defeat: The Tet Offensive 50 Years Later

Monday, January 29, 2018

In 1968, when U.S. officials were claiming the Vietnam War was nearly won, North Vietnam and the Viet Cong launched a devastating attack during the Tet holiday. It was a turning point in the war.

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2 Ex-Naval Commanders Face Criminal Charges In 2 Deadly Collisions

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

The Navy says commanding officers of the 2 vessels involved in separate collisions in the Pacific Ocean will face court-martial proceedings and possible criminal charges including negligent homicide.

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A False Ballistic Missile Alert Frightens Hawaii Residents

Monday, January 15, 2018

What happened behind the scenes Saturday in the moments after the mistaken missile alert in Hawaii, and how is the federal government responding?

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As North Korea Tensions Rise, U.S. Army Trains Soldiers To Fight In Tunnels

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

North Korea is known for its extensive military tunneling. Along with training thousands more troops, officials say the Pentagon is buying specialized gear such as night vision goggles.

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Defense Secretary Mattis Expects A Larger U.S. Civilian Presence In Syria

Monday, January 01, 2018

U.S. troops have been in Syria fighting ISIS militants near the border with Iraq. More American diplomats and contractors are headed to Syria to help stabilize areas that have suffered years of war.

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Syria Says U.S. Forces Should Leave As Contractors, Diplomats Prepare To Arrive

Friday, December 29, 2017

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says contractors and diplomats will be sent to Eastern Syria to help stabilize the country. They will be protected by American troops already there. Mattis says that besides rebuilding, the increased American presence will make sure diplomatic efforts continue for the future of Syria. Both Russia and Syria have said U.S. forces should leave.

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U.S. Army Green Berets Accused From Within Of Lowering Standards

Friday, December 15, 2017

The Green Beret community is in a bitter internal debate over whether standards have been lowered for the U.S. Army elite force.

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More U.S. Troops Will Accompany Afghan Forces To Fight Taliban

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Army Gen. John Nicholson, commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, says more U.S. troops will be in harm's way by spring as they accompany Afghan troops into battle with Taliban forces. "We're going to win," the Nicholson says.

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8 Rescued, 3 Missing After U.S. Navy Aircraft Crash

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

A C-2 Navy supply plane with 11 people aboard crashed in the Pacific while enroute to the Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier. Eight people were recovered in good shape and three remain missing.

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Air Force Addresses Failure To Forward Criminal Records Of Texas Gunman To FBI

Thursday, November 09, 2017

The Air Force is under scrutiny for its failure to forward criminal records to the FBI. In particular, those regarding the conviction for domestic violence of the man who killed 26 people in Texas this week. Federal law prohibits such persons from buying firearms from a licensed dealer. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson and Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein spoke about that issue on Thursday during a briefing about the future of the Air Force.

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In Helmand, Afghan General Fights Taliban 'Cancer' With Some Help From U.S. Marines

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

U.S. Marines have returned to Afghanistan's Helmand Province with a small training force. They are hoping a new Afghan general will lead his troops to success.

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News Brief: Democrats Win In Virginia And New Jersey, Examining The Texas Shooter's Past

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Democrats have won key races for governor in Virginia and New Jersey. Also, more details are emerging about the Texas shooter's past in the Air Force.

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