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‘Buckle up’: Abrupt Syria policy shift is sign of unrestrained Trump

WASHINGTON: In just a few hours, US President Donald Trump upended his own policy on Syria with a chaotic series of pronouncements, blindsiding foreign allies, catching senior Republican supporters off guard and sending aides scrambling to control the damage. Trump’s

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Pentagon to European allies: Pick up your own tabs

LONDON: US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said that European nations should consider funding projects in their countries after the Pentagon diverted money to pay for a border wall with Mexico. The Pentagon said on Wednesday it would pull funding from

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Pentagon pulls funds for military schools, daycare to fund Trump’s border wall

WASHINGTON: The Pentagon said yesterday it would pull funding from 127 Defense Department projects, including schools and daycare centres for military families, as it diverts US$3.6 billion to fund President Donald Trump’s wall along the US border with Mexico. Schools

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US to sell 34 drones to Malaysia, allies in SEA

WASHINGTON: The US government has moved ahead with a surveillance drone sale to four of its allies in the South China Sea region, as acting Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan said Washington will no longer ‘tiptoe’ around Chinese behaviour in Asia.

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Pentagon mulling request to send 5,000 troops to Middle East

WASHINGTON: The US Department of Defense is considering its military’s request to send about 5,000 additional troops to the Middle East amid increasing tensions with Iran. Tehran and Washington have traded barbs with one another this month, following US President

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Pentagon authorizes $1 bn for Trump’s border wall

WASHINGTON: Acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan said Monday he had authorized US$1 billion (RM4 billion) to build part of the wall sought by President Donald Trump along the US-Mexico border. The Department of Homeland Security asked the Pentagon to build 92km

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