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Military options in Syria ‘challenging’: U.S. general

WASHINGTON — Possible military intervention against the regime in Syria would be “extremely challenging” given the country’s advanced air defenses and the presence of Al-Qaeda extremists, a top US general said Tuesday. Syria has Russian-made missiles and radars that would complicate any outside effort to use air power to protect…

U.S. military urges more trust of Pakistan after airstrike probe

WASHINGTON — The head of US Central Command urged greater trust and communications with the Pakistani military on Monday amid a diplomatic crisis after US air strikes killed 24 Pakistani soldiers last month. General James Mattis made his recommendations after his command, which oversees US military operations across a wide…