Happy Thursday! Twenty years ago today, the New England Patriots won their first Super Bowl.
Fun fact: Tom Brady played in 10 Super Bowls during his 22 seasons in the league, meaning he was more likely to reach the Super Bowl in a given year than Steph Curry is to make a three-point shot.
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The Pentagon announced last night that U.S. Special Operations forces had conducted a “successful” counterterrorism mission in northwest Syria, and there were no U.S. casualties. He did not specify who the target was, but Reuters reported a raid targeted a “house in the Atmeh area near the Turkish border.” Syrian aid workers said at least 13 people—including six children and four women—were killed in clashes after the raid began.
The Biden administration will deploy approximately 3,000 U.S. service members to Romania, Poland, and Germany in the coming days, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby told reporters yesterday. “The current situation demands that we reinforce the deterrent and defensive posture on NATO’s eastern flank,” he said, but added the troops will not fight in Ukraine.