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The U.S. Navy is blaming the high pace of operations, budget uncertainty and naval leaders who put their mission over safety.

President Donald Trump, in his first address to the United Nations General Assembly, doubled down on criticisms of North Korea, Iran, Cuba and Venezuela.

"The impending Kurdish referendum for independence will have significant consequences for the ongoing fight against the Islamic State."

Irbil, Iraq - "For many people here, the upcoming referendum on Kurdish independence from Iraq is obvious."

Experts warn that what might seem to be a Lebanese victory could be a Trojan horse hiding Iranian-backed Hezbollah, which emerges as the main victor in the operation.

The Pentagon is not ready to move forward with President Donald Trump's new strategy for the war in Afghanistan, since military officials say key decisions have yet to be made.