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Attack Near Pentagon Leaves Officer, Assailant Dead

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An attack outside the Pentagon on Tuesday left a police officer dead and multiple other people injured, prompting a temporary lockdown at the Arlington, Va., building, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin announced. The officer, whose name has not yet been publicly released, was stabbed several times in the neck. The officer …

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First Afghan Interpreters Arrive In The United States

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The first planeload of Afghan interpreters who helped American troops in combat has arrived in the United States. More than 200 Afghans, including family members of people who worked with U.S. forces, were on the first flight out of Afghanistan to Virginia, said Russ Travers, the deputy homeland security advisor …

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Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld Dead At 88

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Former Defense Secretary, Donald Rumsfeld, who presided over the Pentagon when the United States went to war against Iraq and Afghanistan, has died. “It is with deep sadness that we share the news of the passing of Donald Rumsfeld, an American statesman and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather,” …

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U.S. Carries Out Airstrikes Against Iran-Backed Militia In Iraq, Syria

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President Joe Biden ordered airstrikes Sunday on three Iran-backed militia facilities in Iraq and Syria after three months of drone and rocket attacks on facilities in Iraq housing U.S. and coalition personnel. “At President Biden’s direction, U.S. military forces earlier this evening conducted defensive precision airstrikes against facilities used by Iran-backed …

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