‘Tre45on’ Trends After Bombshell Story Claiming Trump Knew Putin Had Bounty On U.S. Troops

Critics erupted Saturday after an explosive New York Times story asserting that Russian President Vladimir Putin secretly offered a bounty to Afghanistan militants for American soldiers they killed — and that Donald Trump knew about it. Both the White House and Putin denied the story Saturday. But it was concerning enough that several critics spoke out. The hashtag “Tre45on” — using 45...

Donald Trump to cut half of US troops in ‘delinquent’ Germany

Donald Trump said he is cutting the number of American troops in Germany by half because Berlin is "delinquent" in its contributions to Nato and treats the US "badly" on trade. The US president told reporters there are 52,000 US soldiers stationed in Germany. "It's a tremendous cost to the United States," he said. "So we're removing a number down to, we're putting the number down to 25,000...

South Korea says troops exchanged fire along North Korean border

South Korean officials said their troops exchanged fire with North Korea Sunday morning along the tense land border dividing the two countries.North Korean troops fired several bullets at a South Korean guard post inside the heavily fortified border between the countries, the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Seoul said in a text to NBC News. No casualties or damages to equipment were reported.South...

U.S. troops ‘dumped Russian convoy in mud’ in Syria – Defence Blog

A U.S. military patrol has blocked a Russian military convoy from using a main highway in northeast Syria on Monday.A number of photos released in social media have depicted American Oshkosh M-ATV vehicles interdicting and blocking Russian armored vehicles along strategic roads in northeastern Syria.A Russian military convoy attempted to go round an American checkpoint and got stuck in the mud...

Syrian troops blocked American convoy in northern al-Hasakah – Defence Blog

Syrian soldiers and government supporters have blocked American troops as their convoy drove through an army checkpoint in the northern al-Hasakah governorate, according to Step News Agency.Local media reported that residents of the village of al-Kuzliya in the al-Hasakah province threw stones at the American army personnel, prompting a rare clash.A video posted on Step News Agency’s website...

State Department faults Iraq for failing to protect U.S. troops

“In the past two months alone there have been 11 attacks on Iraqi bases that host coalition forces,” said a second senior State Department official who, like the first, spoke to reporters on condition of anonymity. “We’ve voiced our concerns with senior Iraqi officials repeatedly. We’ve asked them to arrest and bring to justice the perpetrators. … There’s just been too many attacks...

Pentagon concerns spike in pro-Russian sentiment among U.S. troops – Defence Blog

The U.S. military officials have concerned the spike in pro-Russian sentiment among the households of military members.More than 1,000 U.S. adults responded between Oct. 24 and Oct. 30, with a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points to the second annual national defense survey conducted by the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute. Almost 46% of the households of...

5 rockets hit airbase housing U.S. troops in Iraq

Five rockets hit an airbase that houses U.S. troops in Iraq's western province of Anbar, the Iraqi military said on Tuesday, Trend reports citing Xinhua. The rockets struck the Ain al-Asad airbase, where hundreds of U.S. troops are stationed, but caused no casualties, the media office affiliated with the Iraqi Joint Operations Command said in a statement. It gave no further details, but adding...