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Defense Secretary says U.S. has not abandoned Kurds

later (not mentioned in that article) "... the Turkish military is fully aware of, down to explicit grid coordinate detail, of the locations of US forces ..." says the four-star EDIT
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and here comes the story of
Cut off from US help, Kurds fighting a desperate battle against Turkey on their own, says a former commando who describes himself as ‘disillusioned’ and ‘embarrassed’
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pulling from
Aircraft Carriers III Yesterday at 10:40 AM
two intermingled the Lincoln-related stories:

F-15s, air defense systems and thousands of U.S. troops heading to Saudi Arabia
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("The force increase comes as the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln is nearing the end of its deployment in the region. Should that deployment not be extended, the number of forces in the region would drop by nearly half.")

Pentagon Hasn’t Extended Carrier Lincoln Deployment as More Troops Headed to Saudi Arabia
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but I'm guessing no body cares here, so post just the links
now
It's Not What The U.S. Is Deploying To Saudi Arabia, It's The Structure Of The Deployment
A new Air Expeditionary Wing is being set up in The Kingdom, which will be able to accommodate large influxes of airpower over the long term.
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well noticed in Internet people saying like this is the Pentagon focusing on Russia and China now
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this is a damned shame, I'm rather disgusted by this development myself!
could be now Trump reached his own "Mission Accomplished" moment

:
“Look, we have no soldiers in Syria,” Trump said,
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, on Thursday. “We’ve won. We’ve beat ISIS. And we’ve beat them badly and decisively. The last thing I want to do is bring thousands and thousands of soldiers in and defeat everybody again. We’ve already done that.”
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Yesterday at 10:44 AM
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Defense Secretary says U.S. has not abandoned Kurds

...
... and now he describes what he says he learned in the last 24 hours:
U.S. "preparing to evacuate" remaining troops from northern Syria, defense secretary says
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wasn't in the mood to listen to him really after like three sentences
 
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noticed this, ehm, coincidence:

"The United States and Turkey over the summer had established a so-called “security mechanism,” designed to address Turkish concerns about the SDF and prevent an attack. ... As part of that security deal, the SDF had complied with U.S. requests to pull back its own defensive fortifications — leaving them vulnerable when Turkey attacked."
 
Jan 25, 2019
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Proposed Army 1,000-Mile Supergun Could Be Ultimate Standoff Weapon
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"Esper on Thursday did not give an estimate on when the new long-range cannon could be fielded."

maybe after the Coast Guard gets paid?
to my surprise, with the Pentagon under the CR, leaving Syria
Strategic, long-range cannon preps to jump its first tech hurdle
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inside, quote, Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville told Defense News in a recent interview. “If we are able to develop the strategic, long-range cannon system, the rounds may be only $400,000 or $500,000 compared to multimillion-dollar rounds.” etc.

terrific
 
Sep 18, 2019
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The US military has triggered a massive surge of its wartime sealift ships

so let's wait and see how "massive" it is in reality I mean how many of the reactivated ships sail
how is it going?

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Despite rising awareness of critical US sealift shortfalls, solutions are elusive
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“This is an absolute critical issue for the United States naval enterprise,” Spencer said. “No, we have not funded this correctly because it’s portfolio management: I have to fund on a priority basis. This is a really hard balance, and it is being done painfully right now, but we have to get after it.”

oh really?
 

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