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US ups Pakistani military aid by $2 billion

US announces $2 billion in new military aid to Pakistan, urges stepped-up anti-terror fight The Obama administration on Friday laid out a five-year, $2 billion military aid package for Pakistan as it pressed the Islamabad government to step up the fight against extremists there and in neighboring Afghanistan. Secretary of…

US combat brigades still in Iraq: report

The US military and the Obama administration loudly trumpeted the withdrawal of the “last combat brigade” from Iraq last week, but news reports suggest the move is purely semantic: The combat brigades are still there, but under a different name. The Army Times reported on Saturday that the US still…

Uganda blasts ‘deplorable, cowardly,’ says Obama

US President Barack Obama called the deadly explosions that ripped through two restaurants in the Ugandan capital Kampala on Sunday “deplorable and cowardly,” a spokesman said. “The president is deeply saddened by the loss of life resulting from these deplorable and cowardly attacks, and sends his condolences to the people…

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