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Congress wants to see the Pentagon’s hidden costs of deterring Iran

Congress wants the Defense Department to regularly report on the costs required to deter Tehran's ambitions in the Middle East.

Jared Szuba | Iran-US tensions | Aug 3, 2020
al-monitor A picture taken on Jan. 13, 2020, during a press tour organized by the US-led coalition fighting the remnants of Islamic State, shows US soldiers clearing rubble at Ain al-Asad military air base in the western Iraqi province of Anbar. Photo by AYMAN HENNA/AFP via Getty Images.

Israel’s Iron Dome will soon be manufactured in the United States

American firm Raytheon Technologies and Israeli-based Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. will partner to produce the Iron Dome missile defense system.

Jared Szuba | | Aug 3, 2020
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Six years after Yazidi massacre, US urged to take 'bolder action'

Iraq's Yazidis say the threat from the Islamic State and other extremist groups is preventing them from returning home.

Elizabeth Hagedorn | Yazidis | Aug 3, 2020
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Intel: Turkish defense minister asks Congress to halt bill sanctioning Ankara

Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar asked US lawmakers today to abandon legislation that would sanction Ankara over its purchase of the Russian S-400 missile defense system that the House passed last week.

Bryant Harris | | Jul 29, 2020
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Intel: US calls on Turkey to release jailed philanthropist Osman Kavala

The United States today called on Turkey to release Osman Kavala, a Turkish businessman and philanthropist who has spent 1,000 days in detention despite widespread condemnation from human rights organizations.

Bryant Harris | Human rights | Jul 27, 2020
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