James Mattis speaks after his ceremonial swearing-in as secretary of defense on Jan. 17. In the Trump administration, Mattis and the Pentagon appear to have been given a freer hand.
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Hossein Mahrammi with his wife and four young sons arrived at at Dulles International Airport in Virginia earlier this month with Special Immigrant Visas for the work Mahrammi had helped the U.S. with in Afghanistan.
Residents carry the body of several people killed during fights between Iraq security forces and Islamic State on the western side of Mosul, Iraq, yesterday. Residents of the Iraqi city's neighborhood known as Mosul Jidideh at the scene say that scores of residents are believed to have been killed by airstrikes that hit a cluster of homes in the area earlier this month.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks Wednesday at the meeting of the Global Coalition on the Defeat of ISIS in Washington. Top officials from the 68-nation coalition are looking to increase pressure on ISIS.
Iraqis walk at the Hamam al-Alil camp for displaced people, south of Mosul, on Wednesday, during an offensive by security forces to retake the western parts of the city from ISIS fighters.
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