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Pentagon Declined DHS Proposal For Border Troops To Build Detention Facilities: Officials
By Phil Stewart, Reuters
The disclosure by officials illustrates the tension within the Trump administration over using military resources to fortify the border.
Utah Mayor Pleaded With 'United' Americans To Vote Before He Was Killed In Afghanistan
"I hope we all remember that we have far more as Americans that unites us than divides us," North Ogden Mayor Brent Taylor wrote.
Trump Responds To Migrant Caravan By Deploying 5,200 More Troops To Mexican Border
There will be more troops deployed to the border than are currently stationed in Iraq and Syria.
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U.S. General Shot In Taliban Attack In Afghanistan, Pentagon Confirms
Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Smiley suffered a gunshot wound and two senior Afghan officials were killed.
Trump Says He Hasn't Visited Troops In Afghanistan, Iraq Because He's 'Very Busy'
The president said he'll visit the military bases in combat zones “at some point,” but he doesn’t “think it’s overly necessary.”
U.S. Army’s Largest Command Gets Its First Female Commander
Lt. Gen. Laura Richardson is the new acting commander of U.S. Army Forces Command, or FORSCOM, headquartered in Fort Bragg.
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‘Grossly Unfair’? Widower Takes Ban On Military Injury Claims To Supreme Court
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“I don’t want this to happen to any other family."
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500 Immigrant Recruits Discharged By U.S. Army In 1 Year
By Martha Mendoza and Garance Burke, AP
The enlistees had been recruited for their language or medical skills and promised a fast track to citizenship in exchange for their service.
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Jason Kander's Decision Is What True Bravery Looks Like
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It also highlights the enormous pressure we put on veterans, and that us vets put on ourselves.
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North Korea, South Korea Begin Removal Of Land Mines Along Heavily-Fortified Border
By Joori Roh, Reuters
The move was part of a pact to reduce tension and build trust on the divided peninsula.
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U.S. Military Contractor In Afghanistan Fired For Wearing Neo-Nazi Flag
An employee of MAG Aerospace, an aviation consulting company hired by the military, was spotted in a video wearing a "Kekistan" flag patch.
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At Least 25 Dead After Gunmen Disguised As Soldiers Attack Iran Military Parade
By Nasser Karimi and Jon Gambrell, AP
It's the bloodiest assault to strike the country in recent years.
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Trump's Space Force Would Cost $13 Billion In First 5 Years: Air Force Memo
The proposed sixth branch of the U.S. military would have more than 13,000 employees and would require a massive Defense Department reorganization.
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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.
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Putin Says Russia Identified Suspects In Novichok Poisoning
Britain last week charged two alleged agents of Russia’s military intelligence agency in absentia with the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia.
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Brazil’s Far-Right Vice Presidential Candidate Sees A Scenario For Military Rule
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A "situation of chaos" could again put the country under the military's thumb, Gen. Antônio Hamilton Mourão said.
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Russia Will Hold Its Biggest War Games Since The End Of The Cold War
By Andrew Osborn, Reuters
The military drills will involve almost 300,000 troops.
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Army Temporarily Stops Discharging Immigrant Recruits
By Martha Mendoza and Garance Burke, AP
Dozens of enlistees were being discharged from a program meant to fast-track U.S. citizenship for military duty.
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Mike Pence Unveils Plans For New Space Force Military Branch By 2020
By Phil Stewart, Susan Heavey, Reuters
The department's creation will require approval and funding from Congress.
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Pentagon Restricts Use Of Fitness Trackers, Location-Tracking Apps Over Security Concerns
Troops deployed to sensitive areas are now prohibited from using the GPS feature on their devices and apps.
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Israeli Fire Kills Four Palestinians As Troops Shot At On Gaza Border
By Nidal al-Mughrabi, Reuters
Earlier, Hamas defied Israeli calls to stop launching incendiary balloons from the Gaza Strip.
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The Navy Is Finally Lifting Its Ban On Dreadlocks For Women
Before, some sailors were forced to choose between their hair and their service.
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Defense Contractor Ousts Alleged White Supremacist After Uproar
The man held a government security clearance and was allegedly involved in last summer's deadly Charlottesville rally.
After Promises Of 'Transparency,' Pentagon Under Scrutiny For Troop Number Blackout
For years, the Pentagon provided quarterly reports on troop numbers overseas. But war zone figures are now conspicuously missing.
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Pentagon Calls Off Major Annual Military Exercise With South Korea
Operation Ulchi Freedom Guardian has reportedly been suspended after Trump's pledge to end "war games."
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South Korea Blindsided By Trump War Games Agreement
By Josh Smith, Reuters
South Korea said it needed to “to find out the precise meaning or intentions” of Trump’s comments.
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