Pentagon to permanently shut down leaking Navy fuel tank facility in Hawaii

The Defense Department will permanently shut down the Navy’s massive fuel tank facility in Hawaii that leaked petroleum into Pearl Harbor’s tap water, and will remove all the fuel, the Pentagon said Monday. Pentagon press secretary John Kirby said the decision by Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is based on a new Pentagon assessment, but alsoContinue reading “Pentagon to permanently shut down leaking Navy fuel tank facility in Hawaii”

US evacuating most Ukraine embassy staff over invasion fears

The United States is evacuating almost all of the staff from its embassy in Kyiv as Western intelligence officials warn that a Russian invasion of Ukraine is increasingly imminent. A senior State Department official said Saturday that a very limited number of staff will stay to keep communications open with the government but all consular operations willContinue reading “US evacuating most Ukraine embassy staff over invasion fears”

U.S. discussing military deployment near Ukraine with NATO as West steps up response to Russian threats

Among the options presented to the president was to move troops and equipment from other parts of Europe into Poland, Romania and other countries neighboring Ukraine. The United States is discussing the deployment of American military forces to Eastern Europe with its NATO allies, a senior administration official said Monday, as President Joe Biden weighs options forContinue reading “U.S. discussing military deployment near Ukraine with NATO as West steps up response to Russian threats”

‘Pool of blood’: US drone strike hits Syria family

Ahmad Qassum was driving home with his family when a US drone targeting an Al-Qaeda-linked militant in Syria struck and left all six of them wounded. “We came across a motorbike that was driving in front of us, and when I tried to overtake it, I felt a strike hit us,” the 52-year-old displaced SyrianContinue reading “‘Pool of blood’: US drone strike hits Syria family”

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