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Ex-Defense Secretary Explains Why Donald Trump's Troop Transgender Ban Will Fail
Ash Carter announced the lifting of the ban during the Obama administration in 2016. It has since been reimposed by Trump.
Sikh Airman Makes History As He's Given Permission To Wear Turban And Beard
“Today, I feel that my country has embraced my Sikh heritage, and I will be forever grateful for this opportunity,” Harpreetinder Singh Bajwa said.
Trump Defends Ban On Transgender Service Members
President Donald Trump used an interview with “Good Morning Britain” to defend his ban on transgender troops.
USS John McCain Hidden From Trump
The White House reportedly asked the Navy to obscure the name of USS John McCain, apparently to hide the ship from President Donald Trump’s view.
Trump Indicates He May Revisit Pardoning Accused War Criminals After Stinging Attacks
The president appears to be taking a step back following an outcry from veterans and former military officials.
Pentagon Draws Plan To Send 10,000 Troops To Middle East
The Pentagon has drawn plans to send 10,000 troops to the Middle East. The decision has yet to be finalized by the White House.
Congress Briefed On Iran Threat
Ranking members of Congress have been given updates from the White House on the alleged threat from Iran after complaining they had been kept out of the loop.
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Sexual Assault In The Military Jumped Nearly 40 Percent, Pentagon Reports
"This is unacceptable,” acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan said of the increase from 2016 to 2018.
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Harnessed Beluga Whale Found In Norway Suspected Of Being Used By Russian Military
The whale's harness reportedly featured a mount for a camera and read “Equipment St. Petersburg."
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Trump's Transgender Military Ban Is Now In Effect
By Sonia Elks, Reuters
The new policy would force transgender military members to choose between transition and their jobs.
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Pentagon Gives $1 Billion For A Border Wall
The Pentagon has transferred $1 billion in military funds in order to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
She Found Success In The Army, But A Glass Ceiling Back Home
As a woman of color, Asha Castleberry felt isolated both in the U.S. Army and in the workforce, upon her return home.
The Army Banned Her Dreadlocks — Until She Fought Back
Captain Whennah Andrews was forced to wear a wig because her dreadlocks didn’t comply with the Army’s grooming policy.
Seth Meyers Explains Why Donald Trump Is A Pigeon
The "Late Night" host picked apart Donald Trump's isolationist talk.
John Bolton's Notes Indicate U.S. Troop Deployment An Option On Venezuela
The national security adviser was photographed with a notebook that said: “5,000 troops to Colombia.”
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U.S. Starts Withdrawing Troops From Syria Amid Confusion Over Timetable
By Philip Issa and Zeina Karam, AP
A U.S. official confirmed the withdrawal but declined to comment on specific plans or movements.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis Out
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is leaving his post in February, citing conflicting views with President Donald Trump.
Trump Says He Was Too Busy 'On Calls' To Honor Soldiers On Veterans Day
"I was extremely busy on calls for the country," President Donald Trump told Fox News.
Urging Florida To Ignore Military Votes Fits Trump's True Pattern With The Troops
From attacking a former POW to nixing a cemetery visit, the president has often disrespected service members.
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U.S. Troops Will Likely Miss Thanksgiving At Home As They Wait For Migrant Caravan
They spend their time playing cards and fulfilling basic organizational tasks, the New York Times reports.
Trump Sends Thousands Of Troops To Mexican Border To Await Asylum Seekers
President Trump says sending 5,200 soldiers to the border is the only way to deal with the “criminals” he claims are headed to the U.S.
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Barbara Lee Warned AUMF Would Create 'Open-Ended War.' And That's What Happened.
The 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force has now been used to justify U.S. military efforts in more than 20 countries.
Tucker Carlson Has No Idea How Diversity Strengthens America
How can diversity possibly strengthen the U.S. military, the Fox News host asked.
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The Military Drinking-Water Crisis The White House Tried To Hide
By Emily Atkin, The New Republic
A new, previously suppressed report has grave implications for service members, veterans and their families.
Wife Of Delivery Man Detained By ICE Fights Tirelessly To Free Her Husband
Sandra Chica's husband Pablo Villavicencio-Calderon faces deportation after being detained by ICE while delivering food to Fort Hamilton military base in Brooklyn, New York on June 1.
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North Korea Threatens To Cancel U.S. Summit
North Korea is reportedly angry over joint military exercises between the U.S. and South Korea.
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