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US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper fired and replaced, Trump announces

Christopher C. Miller, the director of the National Counterterrorism Center, will take on the defense secretary role “effective immediately,” Trump tweeted.  “Mark Esper has been terminated. I would like to thank him for his service,” he added. Rumors have circulated for months that Esper would either be fired or resign. In June, he …

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‘You will never live in peace’: DoJ announces terrorism indictments of 2 Islamic State ‘Beatles’ over US hostage killings

Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh, two members of a “notoriously brutal” Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) cell nicknamed ‘the Beatles’ for their British accents, have been charged with eight terror-related counts stemming from the murder of four American hostages, Attorney General for National Security John Demers told reporters during …

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