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Trump names James Mattis as US defence secretary

A spokesperson for the president-elect said no official decision has been made, although Mattis has been favourite for the job since Trump's election.

A spokesperson for the president-elect said no official decision has been made, although Mattis has been favourite for the job since Trump's election.

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U.S. military repeals ban on transgender service members

The US Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter has lifted the Pentagon ban on transgender people serving openly in the United States military.

The US Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter has lifted the Pentagon ban on transgender people serving openly in the United States military.

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First female combatant commander appointed in US

Breaking through the glass ceiling Air Force Gen. Lori Robinson has appointed to lead U.S. Northern Command, becoming the first female combatant

Breaking through the glass ceiling Air Force Gen. Lori Robinson has appointed to lead U.S. Northern Command, becoming the first female combatant

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Accused army deserter Bowe Bergdahl appears in court

US army segeant Bowe Bergdahl, who has been charged with desertion, appeared before a court to ask for time on deciding whether a judge or a jury

US army segeant Bowe Bergdahl, who has been charged with desertion, appeared before a court to ask for time on deciding whether a judge or a jury

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US Army decides Sgt Bowe Bergdahl will face court martial

The US Army has decided that Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl will face a court martial on charges that he walked away from his unit in Afghanistan. If

The US Army has decided that Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl will face a court martial on charges that he walked away from his unit in Afghanistan. If

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US stealth destroyer Zumwalt underway for sea trial

The newest, largest and most technically advanced US destroyer is at sea for trails, commanded by Captain James Kirk. The US Navy has not taken the

The newest, largest and most technically advanced US destroyer is at sea for trails, commanded by Captain James Kirk. The US Navy has not taken the

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The US military has opened all combat roles to women

It has been announced that all combat roles in the US Army are to be opened to women. It means females will be eligible for around 220 thousand

It has been announced that all combat roles in the US Army are to be opened to women. It means females will be eligible for around 220 thousand

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Calm in Kunduz following air strike, but MSF demands answers

Kunduz has seen a return to calmer times after an air strike on a hospital in the northern Afghan city killed at least 22 people. Reports suggest the

Kunduz has seen a return to calmer times after an air strike on a hospital in the northern Afghan city killed at least 22 people. Reports suggest the

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US Marines face a reduction in numbers in the debate over defense cuts

The US Marines are caught in a war of political words, a conflict over cuts to the US military. Under the Budget Control Act of 2011 – bringing in

The US Marines are caught in a war of political words, a conflict over cuts to the US military. Under the Budget Control Act of 2011 – bringing in

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US probes motive behind deadly Tennessee shooting rampage

With the United States in shock, investigators are trying to establish whether a gunman who shot four US Marines dead in Tennessee on Thursday was

With the United States in shock, investigators are trying to establish whether a gunman who shot four US Marines dead in Tennessee on Thursday was

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US army anthrax blunder is bigger than first thought

A US army blunder that has seen shipments of live anthrax accidentally sent to laboratories at home and abroad is even bigger than first thought.

A US army blunder that has seen shipments of live anthrax accidentally sent to laboratories at home and abroad is even bigger than first thought.

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US Marine killed and dozens hurt in Hawaii training exercise

A US marine has been killed and up to a dozen others hurt in a plane crash in Hawaii. The aircraft they were travelling in was a tilt-rotor MV-22

A US marine has been killed and up to a dozen others hurt in a plane crash in Hawaii. The aircraft they were travelling in was a tilt-rotor MV-22

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US Ebola mission pulls out of Liberia

The US military mission in Liberia, aimed at halting the spread of the Ebola virus, ended on Wednesday. The exit from the West African nation comes

The US military mission in Liberia, aimed at halting the spread of the Ebola virus, ended on Wednesday. The exit from the West African nation comes

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'American Sniper' killer sentenced to life without parole

In the US, Eddie Ray Routh has been sentenced to life in jail for the murder of ‘American Sniper’ Chris Kyle. The 27-year-old fatally shot the former

In the US, Eddie Ray Routh has been sentenced to life in jail for the murder of ‘American Sniper’ Chris Kyle. The 27-year-old fatally shot the former

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US announces deployment of extra troops to train Iraq forces

The Pentagon says the first of the 1,500 extra American troops due to advise and train Iraqi forces will be deployed in the next few weeks. They

The Pentagon says the first of the 1,500 extra American troops due to advise and train Iraqi forces will be deployed in the next few weeks. They

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Turkish nationalist attack on US sailors caught on film

The US embassy in Turkey has protested against the treatment of three of its sailors in the street in Istanbul. The servicemen were accosted by a

The US embassy in Turkey has protested against the treatment of three of its sailors in the street in Istanbul. The servicemen were accosted by a

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US air drops arms to Kurdish forces defending Kobani

The US says it has air-dropped weapons to Kurdish forces defending Kobani from ISIL jihadists. As air strikes continued on militant positions near

The US says it has air-dropped weapons to Kurdish forces defending Kobani from ISIL jihadists. As air strikes continued on militant positions near

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Obama confirms there will be no US troops on the ground in Iraq

US President Barack Obama has repeated his promise not to drag US troops into a new ground war in Iraq. Speaking at a military base in Florida on

US President Barack Obama has repeated his promise not to drag US troops into a new ground war in Iraq. Speaking at a military base in Florida on

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Iraq: US air strikes back Kurd push to retake Mosul dam

Kurdish fighters backed by US air strikes have launched a major offensive in northern Iraq against Islamic State militants. The Peshmergas are

Kurdish fighters backed by US air strikes have launched a major offensive in northern Iraq against Islamic State militants. The Peshmergas are

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Draft notices sent to 14,000 dead men in Pennsylvania

Jane Huey was surprised, to say the least, when a letter arrived at her Kingston, Pennsylvania, home urging Bert Huey to register to be drafted into

Jane Huey was surprised, to say the least, when a letter arrived at her Kingston, Pennsylvania, home urging Bert Huey to register to be drafted into

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Iraq formally asks US to launch airstrikes against militants

Iraq’s Shi’ite-led government has formally asked the United States to launch airstrikes against Sunni Muslim insurgents who have engulfed the country

Iraq’s Shi’ite-led government has formally asked the United States to launch airstrikes against Sunni Muslim insurgents who have engulfed the country