June 25, 2019

USS Harry Truman Heads to Persian Gulf

USS Harry Truman

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The aircraft carrier, USS Harry S. Truman will arrive in the Persian Gulf near Christmas, reports The Hill,  to ramp up airstrikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

The US withdraws a dozen F-15 fighters from a key Turkish air base, less than two months after their arrival. The fighters will return to Europe. A dozen A-10 Warthog will remain at the base, within 100 miles from the border with Syria, reports Defense News.

US, France, and Great Britain fighter jets train together out of Langley Air Force Base, reports PilotOnline.

DefSec Ash Carters says more nations “must get in the game militarily”  to hasten destruction of the Islamic State of Iraq, reports Defense.gov.

Congressional leaders  reached agreement on a year-end spending and tax deal, averting a government shutdown and extending tax breaks benefiting businesses and individuals, reports The Washington Post.

The Federal Reserve raises interest rates for the first time in almost a decade, up from zero to 0.25 percent, policy makers suggest a four  quarter-point increase in the target range next year, reports Bloomberg.

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