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Utah mayor killed while serving in Afghanistan

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/05/18, 10:47 am

A Utah mayor and Army National Guard major deployed to Afghanistan died after one of his Afghan trainees shot him, officials confirmed Sunday. Brent Taylor, 39, had taken a one-year leave of absence from his role as mayor of North Ogden, Utah, to serve in Afghanistan. He worked as a military intelligence officer training members of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces. Another unidentified U.S. soldier sustained injuries in the attack. The attacker was killed by Afghan forces, according to a NATO statement.

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Military to send 5,200 soldiers to U.S.-Mexico border

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 10/29/18, 04:51 pm

The U.S. Defense Department said Monday it is sending 5,200 active duty troops to “harden” the country’s southern border against a migrant caravan making its way through Mexico. Gen. Terrence O’Shaughnessy said 800 soldiers were en route on Monday, and the remainder would be at the southwest border by the end of the week. More than 2,000 members of the National Guard are already assisting authorities at the border. The new troops will provide “mission enhancing capabilities” and will be armed, according to the Defense Department. 

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British investigators ID poisoning suspect as Russian colonel

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/27/18, 11:33 am

A British investigative group released a report Wednesday identifying one of the two Russian nationals suspected of poisoning an ex-spy as a highly decorated colonel in the Russian GRU military intelligence agency. Russia denied the report.

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