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Pentagon to go over plan that could send more troops to Middle East

Pentagon officials are scheduled to brief senior members of President Donald Trump's national security team as soon as Thursday on a plan that could send thousands of additional US troops to the Middle East amid rising tensions with Iran, according to three US officials familiar with the effort.

Marine Corps general treated aide like a 'servant,' IG report found

The former top U.S. Marine Corps general in Iraq treated his female aide-de-camp like a "servant," according to a witness cited in an Inspector General's investigation that concluded the commander violated ethics regulations by routinely asking the officer to pick up his laundry, deliver meals, reserve gym equipment and carry personal items.

Pentagon recorded attorney calls with American ISIS suspect

The Department of Defense made an "inadvertent breach" of confidential communications between a US-Saudi citizen being detained in Iraq and his attorneys with the American Civil Liberties Union, but it has committed to steps to remedy the situation, according to a court filing Friday.

Mattis warns Syria against using chemical weapons

Secretary of Defense James Mattis has warned the Syrian regime against the use of chemical weapons, telling reporters Friday "you have all seen how we reacted to that, so they'd be ill advised to go back to violating the chemical convention."