Checkpoint: Marines are back in Afghanistan’s most violent province, and their mission could expand

Trump pledges to build Coast Guard icebreakers, but it’s unclear how different his plan is from Obama’s; Thousands of U.S. troops suffering from trauma were separated from the military for misconduct, report finds; Marines are back in Afghanistan’s most violent province, and their mission could expand; A Russian jet flew within 20 feet of a Navy surveillance plane. The Pentagon says it was routine.; Ahead of Trump’s Middle East tour, U.S. sells $2 billion worth of weapons to United Arab Emirates;
 
Checkpoint
A military blog by Dan Lamothe
 
 
Trump pledges to build Coast Guard icebreakers, but it’s unclear how different his plan is from Obama’s
‘We’re going to build many of them,’ Trump said.
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Thousands of U.S. troops suffering from trauma were separated from the military for misconduct, report finds
The GAO report raises questions about the Pentagon’s treatment of combat veterans, whose conduct may be linked to medical conditions.
 
Marines are back in Afghanistan’s most violent province, and their mission could expand
The Trump administration is weighing deploying more U.S. forces.
 
A Russian jet flew within 20 feet of a Navy surveillance plane. The Pentagon says it was routine.
The incident occurred over the Black Sea.
 
Ahead of Trump’s Middle East tour, U.S. sells $2 billion worth of weapons to United Arab Emirates
The UAE, a close U.S. ally, has voiced alarm at what it sees as a rise in Iranian support for militant groups across the region.
 
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