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US-built pier in Gaza reconnected after repairs

The section that connects to the beach in Gaza rebuilt nearly two weeks after being damaged by heavy storms.

US-built pier in Gaza reconnected after repairs

US and Britain strike 13 Houthi targets

The strikes follow a recent surge in attacks by the Houthis on ships in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden.

US and Britain strike 13 Houthi targets

US Army vessels become unmoored near floating Gaza pier

CENTCOM announces four US Army vessels supporting the humanitarian floating pier mission in Gaza became unmoored. Two of them are anchored on a Gaza beach, and the other two are beached near Ashkelon.

US Army vessels become unmoored near floating Gaza pier

US service member critically injured during work on Gaza pier

Defense officials say three US service members were injured, one of them critically, while supporting a mission to provide humanitarian aid to the people of Gaza.

US service member critically injured during work on Gaza pier

Aid deliveries begin at US pier off Gaza

US military says aid deliveries via a temporary pier in Gaza have begun.

Aid deliveries begin at US pier off Gaza

Pier off Gaza could be operational in days

US military begins moving into place the pieces of temporary pier off the coast of Gaza.

Pier off Gaza could be operational in days

Aid for Gaza loaded onto a ship in Cyprus

The aid is expected to be the first cargo to be delivered using the new US pier built to expedite supplies to Gaza.

Aid for Gaza loaded onto a ship in Cyprus

US military completes construction of Gaza aid pier

Pentagon spokesperson says current weather conditions make it unsafe to move the two-part facility into place at this time.

US military completes construction of Gaza aid pier

US army shoots down ballistic missile fired by Houthis

Earlier, the Houthis’ military spokesperson said the Iranian-backed rebels attacked what they said were two American ships and an Israeli vessel.

US army shoots down ballistic missile fired by Houthis

Rockets launched from Iraq towards US military base in Syria

At least five rockets launched from Iraq's town of Zummar towards a US military base in northeastern Syria. Iraqi security forces searching for the perpetrators.

Rockets launched from Iraq towards US military base in Syria

US army:

'We destroyed more than 80 drones during Iranian attack'

CENTCOM says US forces destroyed more than 80 Iranian drones and at least six ballistic missiles intended to strike Israel from Iran and Yemen.

'We destroyed more than 80 drones during Iranian attack'

Amid Iranian threats:

Senior US general to visit Israel

Axios reports that CENTCOM commander Gen. Erik Kurilla will visit Israel on Thursday to coordinate around a possible attack on Israel by Iran and its proxies.

Senior US general to visit Israel

Top US general:

'Israel hasn't received every weapon it asked for'

Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff comments on US aid to Israel: We've been supporting them with capability, but they've not received everything they've asked for.

'Israel hasn't received every weapon it asked for'

US Army and Jordanian Air Force airdrop aid into Gaza

CENTCOM says the latest airdrop included 13,080 meal equivalents.

US Army and Jordanian Air Force airdrop aid into Gaza

US army destroys Houthi drone in the Red Sea

CENTCOM also says it destroyed five unmanned surface vessels and one UAV in self-defense, in Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen.

US army destroys Houthi drone in the Red Sea

US dispatches vessel to provide aid to Gaza

CENTCOM announces that USAV General Frank S. Besson has departed for the Mediterranean, where it will provide humanitarian aid to Gaza by sea.

US dispatches vessel to provide aid to Gaza

US airdrops more aid into Gaza

US official says the military carried out its fourth airdrop of aid into Gaza, does not offer more details.

US airdrops more aid into Gaza

US conducts second airdrop of aid into Gaza

US army, in coordination with the Jordanian Air Force, drops over 36,800 US and Jordanian meal equivalents in northern Gaza.

US conducts second airdrop of aid into Gaza

In Red Sea:

US army shoots down Houthi missiles and drones

US army announces strikes on Houthi targets after the Houthis claimed they targeted two US warship destroyers in the Red Sea.

US army shoots down Houthi missiles and drones

Senior US officer:

Shared confidential information on dating site

David Franklin Slater, a former senior US Army officer, sent classified Pentagon documents about Russia's invasion of Ukraine to a "Ukrainian woman" he met on a dating site. He could be sent to prison for 30 years.

Shared confidential information on dating site

Head of CENTCOM visited Israel last week

US Central Command says its Commander, Gen. Michael Erik Kurilla, visited the Middle East, including Israel, where he met Defense Minister Gallant and Chief of Staff Halevi.

Head of CENTCOM visited Israel last week

Due to imminent threats

US Army destroys Houthi targets

CENTCOM says it destroyed three unmanned surface vessels, two mobile anti-ship cruise missiles and a one-way attack unmanned aerial vehicle in the Red Se area.

US Army destroys Houthi targets

Houthis claim:

'We targeted a US-owned oil tanker'

US Central Command says it shot down one anti-ship ballistic missile launched into the Gulf of Aden from Houthi-controlled areas in Yemen that was likely targeting the tanker.

'We targeted a US-owned oil tanker'

Syria:

US troops halt drone attacks against US base

Air defense systems operated by US-led coalition troops halt six drone attacks targeting their base at the Conoco oil field.

US troops halt drone attacks against US base

US strikes Houthi targets in Yemen

US army says it struck four Houthi unmanned surface vessels and seven mobile anti-ship cruise missiles that were prepared to be launched.

US strikes Houthi targets in Yemen

US official:

'Elimination of terrorist leader just the beginning'

Senior administration official says there is more to come in response to the deaths of three US soldiers in a drone attack in Jordan.

'Elimination of terrorist leader just the beginning'

US national security adviser:

'We will take further action in Iraq and Syria'

National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan says the US strikes over the weekend were "the beginning of our response" to drone attack which killed three US service members.

'We will take further action in Iraq and Syria'

US forces down Houthi missile in the Red Sea

The incident occurred hours after the US and Britain announced they had struck 36 targets of the Iranian-affiliated Houthis in Yemen.

US forces down Houthi missile in the Red Sea

Following deaths of its soldiers

US launches military strikes in Syria

US begins retaliatory strikes against Iran-backed militias for drone strike that killed three US service members.

US launches military strikes in Syria

US Defense Secretary:

'Time to further disable the Iran-backed militias'

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin says the US is preparing to take significant action in response to the deaths of three service members in Jordan.

'Time to further disable the Iran-backed militias'

Report:

US to strike Iranian targets after Jordan strike

The US has reportedly approved plans for a series of strikes on Iranian targets in Iraq and Syria in retaliation for Iranian-back militants' strike on US bases.

US to strike Iranian targets after Jordan strike

Gulf of Aden

US downs Houthi missiles and Iranian UAVs

CBS News correspondent reports that the United States struck 10 unmanned drones in western Yemen that were preparing to launch.

US downs Houthi missiles and Iranian UAVs

In the Red Sea

US intercepts Houthi anti-ship cruise missile

US destroyer intercepts Houthi anti-ship cruise missile launched toward the Red Sea, says CENTCOM.

US intercepts Houthi anti-ship cruise missile

Netanyahu US soldiers' deaths:

'We remember that we face a common enemy'

Prime Minister Netanyahu expresses condolences over the deaths of three American soldiers who were killed in a drone attack in Jordan.

'We remember that we face a common enemy'

US officials:

'Biden response to Jordan attack will be powerful'

President Biden is wary of triggering a war with Iran, but is likely to retaliate for attack which killed US service members, according to CNN.

'Biden response to Jordan attack will be powerful'

Trump:

'Attack on US Army - a result of Biden’s weakness'

Former US President says that if he were President, Hamas' attack on Israel and Sunday's drone attack on US troops would not have happened.

'Attack on US Army - a result of Biden’s weakness'

Three US Army soldiers killed in Jordan

At least two dozen injured, three killed, in attack on US post in Jordan, report says.

Three US Army soldiers killed in Jordan

Iraq:

US strikes facilities used by pro-Iranian militias

US targets three facilities used by Iranian-backed Kataib Hezbollah and other Tehran-affiliated groups in Iraq.

US strikes facilities used by pro-Iranian militias

Iraq:

Pro-Iranians attack base which hosts US troops

CENTCOM says one Iraqi was wounded after pro-Iranian militias attacked the al-Assad Airbase in Iraq, which hosts US troops.

Pro-Iranians attack base which hosts US troops

After attack on vessel:

US strikes Houthi targets in Yemen

US conducts fourth round of strikes against Houthi targets in Yemen after CENTCOM confirms a US-owned ship was attacked.

US strikes Houthi targets in Yemen

Red Sea:

US aircraft shoot down Houthi missile

US fighter aircraft shoot down anti-ship cruise missile fired by Houthis at the USS Laboon. No injuries or damage reported.

US aircraft shoot down Houthi missile

Pentagon:

'No plans to withdraw troops from Iraq'

Pentagon says it is not currently planning to withdraw its troops from Iraq, despite Baghdad's announcement it would begin removing the US-led military coalition.

'No plans to withdraw troops from Iraq'

US to extend military presence in Qatar for 10 years

CNN report: The United States quietly reached an agreement that extends its military presence at Al Udeid Base in Qatar.

US to extend military presence in Qatar for 10 years

Iraq:

Drone shot down over base which hosts US troops

Defense systems shoot down armed drone over Ain al-Assad airbase in western Iraq.

Drone shot down over base which hosts US troops

US strikes pro-Iranian militia in Iraq

The strikes are in retaliation for multiple attacks against US forces in Iraq and Syria.

US strikes pro-Iranian militia in Iraq

US strikes Iranian-backed militiamen in Iraq

The strike follows repeated attacks against US bases in Iraq and Syria.

US strikes Iranian-backed militiamen in Iraq

Pentagon:

56 attacks on US troops in Iraq and Syria since mid-October

Pentagon Deputy Press Secretary says 59 US personnel have been injured in attacks on troops in Iraq and Syria.

56 attacks on US troops in Iraq and Syria since mid-October

Third time in recent weeks:

US military strikes targets affiliated with Iran in Syria

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin says US military struck training facility and safe house used by IRGC and Iran-affiliated groups in Syria.

US military strikes targets affiliated with Iran in Syria

Report:

US Marine rapid response force moving toward Mediterranean

Officials tell CNN the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit is making its way toward the eastern Mediterranean Sea.

US Marine rapid response force moving toward Mediterranean

On Biden's orders:

US Military strikes facilities in Syria used by Iran

Pentagon announces that President Biden ordered strikes on two facilities in Syria used by IRGC and groups supported by Tehran.

US Military strikes facilities in Syria used by Iran

US military:

Iranian navy aimed a laser at US helicopter over the Gulf

US military says Iranian naval forces repeatedly aimed a laser at an American military helicopter over international airspace.

Iranian navy aimed a laser at US helicopter over the Gulf

Biden selects first woman to lead the Navy

US President announces he selected Admiral Lisa Franchetti to be the Navy’s top officer.

Biden selects first woman to lead the Navy

American soldier arrested for crossing into North Korea

Eyewitnesses describe the soldier yelling 'ha ha ha' as he ran across the border.

American soldier arrested for crossing into North Korea

To protect ships:

US sends F-16s to Strait of Hormuz

The US move comes after Iran tried to seize two oil tankers near the strait last week, opening fire on one of them.

US sends F-16s to Strait of Hormuz

US confirms:

Senior ISIS leader killed in helicopter strike in Syria

CENTCOM says senior ISIS leader who planned attacks in the Middle East and Europe was killed in US raid in northern Syria.

Senior ISIS leader killed in helicopter strike in Syria

Following drone attack on US base:

US strikes Iranian targets in Syria

The US air strikes came after a drone believed to be Iranian struck a Coalition base in northeast Syria.

US strikes Iranian targets in Syria

US soldier who plotted 'jihadi attack' on unit sentenced to jail

Former soldier who gave classified info to neo-Nazi jihadist group for 'mass casualty' attack on unit sentenced to 45 years in prison.

US soldier who plotted 'jihadi attack' on unit sentenced to jail

Syria:

ISIS leader killed, US troops wounded in raid

ISIS leader Hamza al-Homsi killed and four US troops wounded in US helicopter raid on northeast Syria.

ISIS leader killed, US troops wounded in raid

US army downs Iranian-made drone in Syria

CENTCOM says the drone was attempting to conduct reconnaissance of a patrol base in northeast Syria.

US army downs Iranian-made drone in Syria

US military shoots down object over Lake Huron

The operation marks the third day in a row that an unidentified object was shot down over North American airspace.

US military shoots down object over Lake Huron