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Yup, More Mission Creep: US Defense Announces 500 More for Endless War

Yup, More Mission Creep: US Defense Announces 500 More for Endless War

Most of the engineers, logistics personnel, security and communications forces will concentrate on building up Qayara air base, about 40 kilometers south of Mosul. The 560 new US troops are specifically for the fight to recapture Mosul. President Obama approved the additional forces on Carter's recommendation after consulting with Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen.


USA defense chief arrives in Baghdad for talks with Iraqi leaders

USA defense chief arrives in Baghdad for talks with Iraqi leaders

It is also only 40 miles south of Mosul, the last urban bastion for ISIS and the second largest city in Iraq, making it a key strategic position in retaking the city. Mosul first fell to ISIS back in 2014 . "Carter arrived at Baghdad International Airport for talks with Iraqi politicians and security officials", Iraqi officer Hasan al-Nawfal told Anadolu Agency.



Hague court to rule on South China Sea as tensions rise

Here are some key details about the case. The tribunal appointed by Permanent Court of Arbitration is set to pronounce a verdict on the Philippines petition challenging China's claims on nearly all of the South China Sea. It challenges Chinese activities, including fishing, dredging and law enforcement patrols, as well as Beijing's reclamation and construction on seven reefs in the Spratlys.


A former Arsenal goalkeeper you forgot existed is training with Liverpool

A former Arsenal goalkeeper you forgot existed is training with Liverpool

Klopp has been considering the former Highbury man as his third choice keeper behind Belgium worldwide and current number one Simon Mignolet, as well as the club's new signing Loris Karius from Mainz, and will also look for the ex-Arsenal shot-stopper to provide some crucial Premier League experience to his squad.


UK: Angela Eagle launches Labour leadership bid to topple Jeremy Corbyn

UK: Angela Eagle launches Labour leadership bid to topple Jeremy Corbyn

Mr Watson's spokesman said the deputy leader acknowledged that Mr Corbyn has a big mandate from members just like he does in his elected role. The Conservative's 150,000 members will vote by September 9 on which of two candidates, interior minister Theresa May or junior energy minister Andrea Leadsom, should replace him as party leader and prime minister.



PM-in-waiting May wants 'best deal for Britain' with EU

But, in a sign deep splits within the Conservative Party are still yet to heal following the divisive European Union referendum campaign, those MPs who had backed Mrs Leadsom as leader hit out at the treatment of her during the leadership election.