Military
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Bergdahl expected to plead guilty to desertion, misbehavior

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/06/17, 12:39 pm

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was captured by the Taliban after abandoning his post in Afghanistan, was expected to plead guilty to charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. Taliban militants in 2009 captured the Idaho native after he disappeared from his station five months into his time in Afghanistan. U.S. Special Forces secured Bergdahl’s release in 2014 in exchange for five Taliban detainees after years of monitoring him in captivity.

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Creative Commons/Photo by Mass Communication Spc. 1st Class Michael Larson, U.S. Navy

Three U.S. soldiers killed in ambush in Niger

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/05/17, 10:49 am

An ambush attack in Niger on Wednesday killed three U.S. soldiers and injured two others, the U.S. Africa Command confirmed Thursday. The attack marks the first time American soldiers in the country have died as a result of the conflict. The command center said the attack occurred as U.S. service members provided counterterrorism assistance to the Nigerien security force, about 120 miles north of the capital city, Niamey. Another soldier from a partner nation also died during the attack, military officials said.

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U.S., Russia hold secret meeting about fighting ISIS in Syria

by Leigh Jones
Posted 9/21/17, 03:29 pm

U.S. and Russian military leaders met at an undisclosed location in the Middle East this week to discuss the fight against Islamic State (ISIS) militants in Syria. Russian forces back Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, while the United States and its allies support the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces. U.S. officials have long feared unintentional contact with Russian forces in the fight. Earlier today, the Russian Defense Ministry warned it would retaliate if any of its forces came under fire. During the recent secret meeting, U.S.

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