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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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Air Force Captain AWOL For 35 Years Is Arrested In California
At one point, people suspected that the missing Air Force captain had defected to the Soviet Union.
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North Korea Removes Top Three Military Officials Ahead Of Summit: Report
By Josh Smith, John Walcott, Reuters
Kim is preparing for a high-stakes summit with Trump in Singapore on June 12.
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Military Report: UFOs May Have Attempted Rendezvous With Giant Undersea Object
Water beneath a UFO looked like "something rapidly submerging from the surface."
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U.S. Air Force Weighs In On 'Yanny' vs. 'Laurel' With Joke About Killing People
"BRRRT." — The U.S. Air Force
Gathering Of Military Spouses Puts The 'White' In White House
The military is diverse, but you wouldn't know it from this White House event honoring service moms and spouses.
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Israel Reportedly Fires Dozens Of Rockets Into Syria
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The move comes after Israel accused Iranian forces in Syria of firing rockets into the Golan Heights.
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Trump Reportedly Tells Pentagon To Consider Reducing Troops In South Korea
Officials in Seoul have denied the New York Times report.
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Why Can't The World's Best Military Win Its Wars?
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Americans need to rethink war and look honestly at ourselves and our friends.
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Senate Confirms Paul Nakasone As New Director For U.S. Cyber Command And National Security Agency
Nakasone replaces Admiral Mike Rogers, who is retiring after nearly four years in the “dual-hat” position leading the NSA and the military’s cyber warfare division.
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Few Lawmakers Seem Concerned With The Legal Justification For Attacking Syria
President Trump decided he can use the military any time he sees fit. And Congress is allowing it.
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Syrian Air Defense Shoots Down Missiles Near Airbase: State Media
By Suleiman Al-Khalidi, Reuters
A Pentagon spokesman said there was no U.S. military activity in that area at this time.
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Senators Unveil Bipartisan War Authorization Bill
On the one hand, Congress needs to deal with this. On the other hand, this expands Trump's authority to bomb.
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