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  • National Guard Troops Deploy to Southern U.S. Border AFPS 07 Apr 2018 -- Defense Secretary James N. Mattis last night authorized up to 4,000 National Guard troops to deploy to the U.S. border with Mexico to support the Department of Homeland Security border security mission there.
  • US states of Texas, Arizona announce troop deployments to Mexico border Press TV 07 Apr 2018 -- The US states of Texas and Arizona have announced plans to send reserve troops to the border with Mexico after President Donald Trump ordered the deployment of thousands of soldiers to combat illegal immigration and drug trafficking.
  • NATO Secretary General visits NORAD and NORTHCOM in Colorado NATO 07 Apr 2018 -- NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg wrapped up a three-day visit to the United States on Friday (6 April 2018) with a visit to North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and US Northern Command (NORTHCOM) in Colorado. Accompanied by Canadian Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, the Secretary General thanked Gen. Lori Robinson and Gen. Pierre St-Amand for their command's unique work in ensuring the security of NATO's two North American Allies.
  • Putin warns of consequences of NATO military buildup Press TV 07 Apr 2018 -- Russia's President Vladimir Putin has warned of the consequences of NATO's military buildup near his country's western borders, saying the move would provoke conflicts and cause military and political instability in the region.
  • Japan activates first marine force since WWII Press TV 07 Apr 2018 -- Japan has activated its first marine unit since World War II, in what has been declared as a means of "defense of our islands."
  • No decision to host permanent US military bases: Iraqi president Press TV 07 Apr 2018 -- President Fuad Masum says no decision has been made for Iraq to host permanent American military bases, stressing that Baghdad will not allow for the country to turn into a launch pad for any military aggression against neighboring Iran.
  • Iran's Army to equip rapid reaction force IRNA 07 Apr 2018 -- Iran has planned to renew its quick reaction force equipment, said the commander of Iran's Army Ground Force.
  • U.S. issues marketing license for Taiwan domestic submarine project CNA 07 Apr 2018 -- The U.S. Department of State has approved the marketing license needed for U.S. manufacturers to sell technology to Taiwan that will enable it to build its own domestic submarines, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) said Saturday.

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