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US has increased military intervention against al-Shabab

Al Jazeera

The US military says it carried out an air raid in Somalia that killed 52 al-Shabab fighters. It was launched hours after the group attacked a Somali army base. Al-Shabab still controls large parts of rural, southern, and central Somalia, and continues to carry out high-profile attacks in the capital Mogadishu and elsewhere. Since 2017, the US military has stepped up air raids against the armed group in Somalia, carrying out 47 attacks last year. Al-Shabab is fighting to overthrow the internationally-backed government in Mogadishu.


After verdict, Israeli military at odds with politicians

U.S. News

File - In this Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017 file photo, a right wing supporter of Israeli solider Sgt. Elor Azaria cries outside the Israeli military court in Tel Aviv, Israel. The Israeli military, which has battled foes on all of the country's borders, is now facing a challenge from within: nationalist politicians who are increasingly criticizing the army and bickering with Israel's security establishment. Angry reactions from within Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's coalition to the manslaughter conviction this week of an Israeli soldier who fatally shot an already wounded Palestinian underscored the growing rift. Netanyahu and other senior Cabinet ministers quickly called for the soldier to be pardoned, in effect undercutting the authority of the military court that convicted the young man.


New Orleans Company Wins Military Contract Worth up to $49M

U.S. News

According to the Pentagon's daily contract list, Entrust Government Solutions will provide information technology engineering support for the Command, Control, Communications and Computer Systems division of the Sealift Command.


Pentagon: No Planned Changes to Korea Military Exercises

U.S. News

The Pentagon says there are no plans to change or reduce the scope of the ongoing military exercises between the U.S. and South Korea that triggered an angry reaction from the North and threatens the planned summit with President Donald Trump next month.


U.S.-South Korean Military Chiefs Discuss Military Options: U.S. Military

U.S. News

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. and South Korean military officials discussed military options after North Korea launched an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on Friday, a spokesman for the top U.S. general said.