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  • What the US is really doing in Niger

    The deaths of the four US troops have awoken Americans to military deployments in Africa. With ISIS ousted from its capital in Syria, Pentagon officials say, US counterterrorism efforts are likely to focus even more on Africa.

  • First Look Navy hits major milestone for women in submarines

    Eight years since the Navy first allowed women to serve in submarines, figures show retention rates for submariners across genders are about even. The numbers suggest that the Navy's effort toward better gender integration may be proving successful. 

  • First Look US reexamines cybersecurity after Russian hack

    Russian hackers attacked at least 87 people working on advanced US defense technology including drones and rockets, according to an Associated Press investigation. The hackers, identified by the moniker 'Fancy Bear,' largely targeted personal Gmail accounts.

  • First Look US begins gradual drawdown of troops from Iraq

    Following Baghdad's declaration of victory over ISIS last year, American troops have begun to filter out of Iraq. The move comes with the release of the Pentagon's National Defense Strategy that cited China and Russia as growing national security priorities.


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A person wearing a Chewbacca costume poses for photographers during a photo call for the film 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' at the 71st International Film Festival, in Cannes, southern France, on May 15.

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