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Recent articles by Dan:

Pentagon says 34 U.S. troops were diagnosed with brain injuries after Iranian missile attack

Half have returned to duty after concussion-like symptoms, a Pentagon spokesman said. → Read More

As Trump says injuries suffered by U.S. troops in Iranian attack are ‘not very serious,’ Pentagon offers few details

"I heard that they had headaches and a couple of other things," Trump said. "But I would say, and I can report it is not very serious." → Read More

More U.S. troops leave Iraq for medical treatment after Iranian missile attack, Pentagon says

President Trump and defense officials initially said there were no injuries, but concussion-like symptoms have appeared. → Read More

Pentagon announces new restrictions on foreign military students after shooting at Pensacola naval station

Three sailors were killed at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida on Dec. 6. → Read More

Iran’s attack on U.S. forces exposes Pentagon’s challenge with stopping ballistic missiles

For all its might, the U.S. military had little ability to stop such a missile attack once it was underway. → Read More

Army general denies request by officer pardoned by Trump to have his Special Forces tab reinstated

The decision sets up a potential showdown between Pentagon official and the White House. → Read More

Iran launches ballistic missiles at bases housing U.S. military personnel in Iraq

The Pentagon said it was conducting a damage assessment, and it wasn’t immediately clear whether the attacks resulted in casualties or deaths. → Read More

U.S. launches strikes in Iraq and Syria targeting Iran-backed militia, Pentagon says

Action comes two days after an American contractor was killed in an attack on a base. → Read More

Pentagon completes screening of Saudi military students, says training could resume

Training had been suspended after a Saudi lieutenant killed three people at a Navy base in Pensacola, Fla. → Read More

Pentagon watchdog substantiates sexual harassment allegations against defense official forced out of job

Guy B. Roberts, a former assistant secretary of defense, defended himself against the accusations, saying the standard of proof is often “very low” in such investigations. → Read More

Pentagon inspector general will examine if southern border operations follow U.S. law

Acting Defense Department inspector general Glenn Fine said he has received "several requests" to look at border operations. → Read More

U.S. forces say Turkey was deliberately ‘bracketing’ American troops with artillery fire in Syria

'That was not a new position,' said one U.S. Army officer who served in Syria. → Read More

U.S. military’s suicide rate for active-duty troops up over the past five years, Pentagon says

'Our numbers are not moving in the right direction,' a senior Pentagon official said. → Read More

After oil attack, Pentagon authorizes modest air defense boost for Saudi Arabia

The move represents the Trump administration’s desire, at least for now, to avoid additional escalation in U.S.-Iranian tensions. → Read More

With student debt an emphasis, the Army meets a more modest recruiting goal in 2019

The service is now ahead of schedule in its plan to modestly grow. → Read More

Pentagon urges restraint after strikes on Saudi oil facilities

Military leaders are concerned about the possibility of a costly conflict with Iran, suspected in the attacks. → Read More

Defense Department clears Navy officer’s book about former Pentagon chief Mattis after facing lawsuit

Guy Snodgross, who served as a speechwriter, has been waiting for months for the Pentagon to approve “Holding the Line: Inside Trump’s Pentagon with Secretary Mattis." → Read More

On Sept. 11, the U.S. military wrestles with wars that won’t go away

President Trump promised to hit the Taliban 'harder than they’ve ever been hit,' raising the question whether a withdrawal of some U.S. troops from Afghanistan is really possible. → Read More

How 775,000 U.S. troops fought in one war: Afghanistan military deployments by the numbers

The sprawling nature of the war comes with some staggering numbers. → Read More

‘Maybe this is how Vietnam vets felt’: Americans who fought in Afghanistan wait to see how their war ends

More than 775,000 U.S. troops have served in the longest war in U.S. history. → Read More