Biden announces end of US combat mission in Iraq by year’s end
Corey Dickstein Stars and Stripes President Joe Biden has ordered the end of the combat role for American troops in Iraq in the coming months, a move that will for now retain U.S. service members in the country as advisors, he announced Monday at the White House. “Our role in Iraq will be … just to be available,... Read more
Biden authorizes 100 million dollars in aid for Afghan refugees
Washington — US President Joe Biden has authorized up to 100 million dollars in emergency aid for refugees from Afghanistan. The money, which comes from an emergency fund, will be used to meet the “unexpected urgent refugee and migration needs” of people in the country, a White House statement said on Friday. The funds will... Read more
Tunisia’s President removes prime minister and suspends parliament amid rising tensions

Tunis — Tensions spread on the streets and divisions dominated the political scene in Tunisia on Monday, after President Kais Saied’s decision to sack the prime minister and suspended parliament.

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House approves bill to boost number of visas for Afghan interpreters
Sarah Cammarata Stars and Stripes The House on Thursday approved legislation that would increase the number of visas for Afghan interpreters who worked with U.S. personnel, a potential lifeline for thousands waiting for application approvals as Taliban fighters continue to seize more territory in Afghanistan. The bill from Rep. Jason Crow, D- Colo., would streamline the Afghan... Read more
U.S. traces massive Microsoft hack to Chinese intelligence service
The United States military and several of its allies have reportedly traced a series of rather severe cyberattacks to Chinese state-backed hackers. “Today, the United States and our allies and partners are exposing further details of the PRC’s pattern of malicious cyber activity and taking further action to counter... Read more
Munitions, firearms stocks run critically low in South Africa following unrest and more restrictive laws

There’s an old adage about preparing for disaster that says “when everyone else is doing it, it’s often too late.”

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Criminal case opened after US helicopter emergency lands in Romania
Simona Iacob Agerpres, Bucharest, Romania The Military Prosecutor’s Office was notified on Thursday with respect to the incident in which a helicopter landed in Charles de Gaulle Square, following which a criminal case was opened, the spokesperson of the Military Prosecutor’s Office with the Military Court, Florin Bobin declared on Thursday. “Our presence at the... Read more
Britain will work with Taliban if it becomes Afghanistan government, defence secretary says
On June 3, 2021, Mullah Misbah, Taliban commander and director of the public health for Ghazni on the Taliban-controlled side, speaks during an interview with AFP at a hospital in the Andar district of Ghazni province. (Wakil Kohsar/AFP/Getty Images/TNS) London — The UK is willing to work with the Taliban if it enters government... Read more
Congressional report accuses Navy of mixed up priorities that make it unprepared for war

Several US Congressmen -including a former SEAL- are challenging the United States Navy after a report was released, detailing how readiness and morale has fallen in exchange for more diversity training.

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Top US general in Afghanistan hands over command as withdrawal reaches final stage
Gen. Frank McKenzie, commander of U.S. Central Command, visits U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) headquarters onboard Naval Support Activity Bahrain, May 5. NAVCENT is the U.S. Navy element of U.S. Central Command in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations and encompasses about 2.5 million square miles of... Read more