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Moscow has insisted that its airstrikes in Syria are targeting the same groups as those being carried out by Washington and its allies. One Russian official has called the criticism part of a "war of disinformation."
China and the U.S. have reached a cybersecurity agreement intended to put a pause on hack attacks being waged between the two nations, but American officials said Tuesday they aren't certain the pact will last.
Russia has repeatedly claimed the reason for its buildup in Syria has been to fight the Islamic State, but NATO's top commander believes the presence of Russian anti-aircraft systems points to ulterior motives to hinder U.S. and allied operations.
The commander of the Navy SEALs is recommending that the naval special warfare units be opened to women, but warns that women will have greater risks of injury and the service will be pressured to adjust or lower standards.
Moscow has said it would hold "combat exercises" in the eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea. The maneuvers in the region could raise tensions with the United States, which accuses Russia of military buildup in Syria.