Military
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U.S. and South Korea call off joint military drill

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/19/18, 08:50 am

A joint military drill by the United States and South Korea slated for August will not take place, the South Korean Defense Ministry confirmed Tuesday. The announcement comes after U.S. President Donald Trump vowed during last week’s meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to suspend “war games” with South Korea. The South’s Defense Ministry on Tuesday said the suspension would aid the two countries’ ongoing talks with North Korea. “South Korea and the U.S.

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Trump orders Pentagon to create Space Force

by Leigh Jones
Posted 6/19/18, 08:47 am

President Donald Trump appeared to surprise Defense Department officials Monday with his request for a sixth branch of the U.S. military: the Space Force. “When it comes to defending America, it is not enough to merely have an American presence in space. We must have American dominance in space,” the president said during remarks at the White House.

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U.S. soldier killed in Somali ambush

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/11/18, 08:03 am

An extremist ambush in Somalia on Friday killed one U.S. special operations soldier and injured four others. The U.S. military said its troops came under mortar and small-arms fire in a joint operation with about 800 Somali and Kenyan troops. The U.S. team provided advice, assistance, and surveillance to the mission. The Defense Department on Friday said 26-year-old Sgt. Alexander W. Conrad of Chandler, Ariz., died in the attack about 217 miles southwest of the Somali capital, Mogadishu.

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