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Sep 28 2021
Top U.S. military leaders defended the withdrawal from Afghanistan in a Congressional hearing Tuesday morning. Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mark Milley, the nation's top military officer, is appearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee Tuesday and the House Armed Services Committee Wednesday, along with Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and U.S. Central Command Gen. Kenneth McKenzie.Washington Times The Hill USA TODAY
Aug 26 2017
President Donald Trump on Friday signed a directive reinstating a ban on transgender individuals from serving in the military, although it defers to the Pentagon on whether to remove those now in uniform and leaves open the door for it to seek changes.Politico
Jun 16 2021
The Russian Navy is conducting military maneuver exercises near Hawaii as President Joe Biden meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva. The U.S. responded by scrambling three F-22 stealth fighter jets from Hawaii.
According to Russian officials, the exercise is Russia's largest maneuver in the Pacific Ocean since the end of the Cold War.Newsmax (News) Newsweek CBS News (Online)
Nov 12 2020
President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday that blocks Americans from investing in Chinese companies that allegedly supply and support China's military and intelligence, citing threats to national security and the economy. The order blocks American companies and individuals from owning shares in 31 companies purportedly tied to the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), and China’sAl Jazeera Wall Street Journal (News) The Epoch Times
May 01 2021
On Friday, the Department of Defense announced it will cancel all southern border wall construction projects that were paid for with military funding. In 2019, former President Donald Trump declared a national emergency in an effort to redirect funding to build the border wall. In January, President Joe Biden issued an executive order halting all construction on the border wall so theFox News (Online News) The Guardian The Hill
Sep 04 2020
On Wednesday, an article published in The Atlantic reported that, according to anonymous sources, President Donald Trump previously made several strongly-worded disparaging comments about military service members, including those who died during World War I. The report also alleges that in 2018 Trump asked that wounded veterans be removed from planned military parades. Trump denied making theBBC News Townhall The Atlantic
Jun 18 2018
President Trump announced he will establish a 'Space Force' as the sixth branch of the military to ensure "American dominance in space."Reuters Vox Fox News (Online News)
Jun 10 2020
Calls to rename military bases commemorating Confederate leaders were met with a resounding no from President Donald Trump Wednesday. The debate and ensuing decision have seemingly pitted social and racial justice causes against those who advocate for the societal value of historical preservation. Statues of Confederates and other controversial historical figures have been the focus of similarSlate The Atlantic Fox News (Online News)
May 18 2020
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced Monday that it found a link between the al-Qaida extremist group and the rogue Saudi Air Force cadet who murdered three U.S. sailors at Pensacola Naval Air Station in Florida last December. Several weeks after the shooting, Attorney General William Barr said the attack was driven by "jihadist ideologies." The FBI, which has yet to call theAssociated Press CNN (Online News) Washington Times
Feb 09 2022
Three. That is the total number of service members in the U.S. Marine Corps—and the Department of Defense as a whole—whose religious appeal to skip the Covid-19 vaccine has been approved so far. Three.
The rumor among active duty Marines is that at least two of these members were already out of the service or within days of leaving, making the Corps’ approval of their packet somethingThe American Conservative