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Some US troops guarding oil fields in Syria are reportedly still waiting for military orders — including when and how they could attack the enem...

The confusion wrought from the abrupt military repositioning also comes shortly after artillery rounds landed near US troops.
An F-15 fighter and Apache helicopters defended a US position in Syria until American forces could leave.

US troops bombed their own anti-ISIS headquarters as Turkey-backed fighters closed in during Trump’s hasty retreat

After Turkish forces fired on US positions on Friday, Turkish-backed forces advanced on the anti-ISIS base in Syria.
Russian Tupolev Tu-154M spy plane

A top Democrat is sounding the alarm that the Trump administration is considering pulling out of a vital treaty with Russia

"I don't see any practical value in pulling out," Daryl Kimball, the executive director of the Arms Control Association, told Business Insider.
U.S. President Trump departs for travel to Florida from the White House in Washington

Trump’s suggestion that troops at the border shoot migrants in the legs is illegal and ‘bats–t crazy’

An expert on the use of force said that President Trump's suggestion to shoot migrants in the legs is unconstitutional and "crazy."
The US Air Force has seen 78 suicides so far this year, 28 more than this time last year.

Suicide rate for active-duty US troops hits 5-year high, Pentagon reveals

Over the past five years, the suicide rate among active-duty US service members has jumped from 18.5 suicides per 100,000 people to 24.8.
Chinese soldiers practice for a military parade celebrating the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, in Beijing, September 25, 2019.

These are the 25 most powerful militaries in the world in 2019

A new report ranked the military power of 137 countries, taking into account 55 facets of conventional power. These are the 25 most powerful.
A still image from a video posted by US Strategic Command.

5 times the US military totally screwed up on Twitter

Every day, US military commands reach millions with Twitter and Facebook posts aimed to inform and inspire. But sometimes even these pros screw up.
Workers are seen at the damaged site of Saudi Aramco oil facility in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, September 20, 2019.

US is sending troops to Saudi Arabia after the devastating drone and missile strikes on Saudi oil fields

On Friday, Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Gen. Joseph Dunford the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, laid out the US response.
Marine Amphibious Assault Vehicles roll down the ramp of the Military Sealift Command Marine Corps roll-on.roll-off ship USNS 1st Lt Baldomero Lopez

The US military is putting this vital force that carries troops and tanks into a major war to the test like never before

The US military is practicing surging its sealift force in an unprecedented way as it prepares for the possibility of great power conflict.
A Hezbollah fighter stands in front of anti-tank artillery at Juroud Arsal, the Syria-Lebanon border, July 29, 2017.

A US strike on Iran would be disastrous for the region — and likely for the US

The US is accusing Iran of attacks on a key Saudi oil facility. Experts warn a US strike on Iran would be counterproductive — even dangerous.