Pentagon moving to increase US troop numbers in Iraq soon
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Pentagon moving to increase US troop numbers in Iraq soon

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon said Friday, Mar. 25, it was moving to increase the number of American forces in Iraq and announced that U.S. forces have killed the Islamic State’s finance minister. “We are systematically eliminating ISIL’s cabinet,” Defense Secretary Ash Carter said. Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, … Continue reading

2 Americans confirmed dead in Brussels attacks; Kerry visits
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2 Americans confirmed dead in Brussels attacks; Kerry visits

BRUSSELS (AP) — At least two Americans have been confirmed killed in the Brussels attacks, the State Department said Friday, Mar. 23, as top U.S. diplomat John Kerry visited the stricken city to express condolences and defended Belgium’s counterterrorism efforts against “carping” by critics. Speaking after meeting Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel, Kerry said the … Continue reading