"COVID-19 appears to be, maybe even on the rise, in some cases, and there's no sign of operational tempo reduction in our future," Air Force General Joseph Lengyel said Thursday.
In a Tuesday tweet, Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper confirmed the deployment of 750 soldiers to Iraq following the round of protests at the U.S. Embassy on Sunday.
The U.S. is set to deploy some 600 soldiers to guard eastern Syria's oil fields against Islamic State remnants, though Trump has said he wants to bring in a U.S. company to develop the resources.
Trump said this weekend he would like to get U.S. companies into eastern Syria to "properly" exploit the oil fields there.
A spokesperson for Iran's national security body said John Bolton's announcement was "mostly meant to draw attention to himself."
Two Russian air force planes landed near the capital city of Caracas with about 100 soldiers aboard, and U.S. officials believe the group included cybersecurity experts.
The number of U.S. troops will be halved in Afghanistan, even as the Taliban grows increasingly bold.
The Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade held a ceremony as the threat from China is said to be growing.
China does not believe in the arms race, a military analyst said.
Moscow has already ordered more than 10,000 medals for the conflict.
Almost 5,000 Russians voted from Syria, which is four times higher than usual.
Witold Waszczykowski called for permanent NATO deployments on the eastern flank.