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The US’s top general says a military coalition will patrol waters around Iran and Yemen

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford announced the plan on Tuesday, and the US is already speaking with potential partners.
From left, Gen. John Kelly, Gen. James Mattis, Gen. Joseph Dunford, Gen. James Amos, Gen. John Allen, and Gen. John Paxton Jr. at the Home of the Commandants in Washington, DC, on April 19, 2013.

One striking image shows the Marine Corps generals who will have left the Trump administration, after the president praised their service

President Donald Trump boasted that his administration was staffed by notable service members.
What appears to be a Russian Sukhoi SU-24 attack aircraft flying over the USS Donald Cook in the Baltic Sea in April 2016. Repeated flights by the Russian warplanes were so close they made wakes in the water, an official said.

The US military’s top officer says Russia and China present different challenges — but they both can rival US power

The world isn't in another Cold War, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says, but there are real challenges to US power on the rise.

The US says it didn’t give Russia any advance warning about targets hit in Syria strikes

"We did not do any coordination with Russia on these strikes, and neither did we pre-notify them," Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford said.

Niger officials are disputing the US’s version of the mission in which 4 American soldiers died

ABC News also cited a source saying the leader of the US team expressed concern that a second team was unable to join the operation later in the day.
A US Special Forces soldier and an Australian special operations service member observe Nigerien soldiers practicing drills in Diffa, Niger, March 4, 2017.

Four US soldiers were reportedly left behind amid Niger ambush

Four US soldiers were reportedly left behind as the main element of their Special Forces team was evacuated after a deadly ambush in Niger.
Nigerien soldiers train with US Marines on March 12, 2006.

This timeline shows how the Niger ambush that left 4 American Green Berets dead unfolded

A terrorist attack in Niger that left four US soldiers dead sparked a national controversy. Here's a timeline of what we know about how the incident unfolded.
Nigerien service members in a multinational military exercise in Diffa, Niger, March 3, 2017.

US troops were reportedly chasing a high-value target when they were ambushed in Niger

The US Special Forces team ambushed in Niger was reportedly on a recon mission when it was sent to a kill-or-capture mission for a high-value target.
A US Army Special Forces weapons sergeant trains Nigerien soldiers in Diffa, Niger, in March 2017. The US has been slowly escalating its presence in both Niger and the rest of the African continent.

Senators were shocked to learn the US has 1,000 troops in Africa — but the Pentagon just said the total is actually over 6,000

After four US soldiers were killed in Niger, senators are shocked that the US has 1,000 soldiers in Africa. The Pentagon just said the actual total is 6,000.
Myeshia Johnson, wife of US Army Sergeant La David Johnson, who was among four special forces soldiers killed in Niger, kisses his coffin at a graveside service in Hollywood, Florida on October 21, 2017.

‘We’re there because ISIS and Al Qaeda are’: The Pentagon gives new details on Niger ambush

Gen. Joseph Dunford on Monday addressed speculation that officials were not "forthcoming" on the battle in Niger that left four US troops dead and two wounded.