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Special operations forces kick off international exercise in the Sahel, the ‘tinderbox of terrorist activity’
The U.S. and 30 other countries will have an opportunity to hone their intelligence-sharing skills at Flintlock, an annual military exercise that gets underway Feb. 17.
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Marine Raider Master Sgt. Jarad Stout was awarded the Silver Star for his heroic actions in rescuing hostages during the 2015 terrorist attack on the Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako, Mali.
By Shawn Snow
The Islamic State extremist group has up to 30,000 members roughly equally distributed between Syria and Iraq and its global network poses a rising threat — as does al-Qaida, which is much stronger in places, a United Nations report says.
By Edith M. Lederer, The Associated Press
A probe into the Niger ambush that killed four U.S. soldiers is expected to recommend reducing ground missions in West Africa and stripping field commanders of the autonomy that allows them to send service members on risky missions.
By Kyle Rempfer