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Coast Guard’s Members Miss Paychecks Due To Shutdown, Get $15 Million Donation
"You are not, and will not, be forgotten," head of the Coast Guard Admiral Karl Schultz told members on Tuesday.
Elizabeth Warren Backs Withdrawal Of U.S. Troops From Syria And Afghanistan
But the senator criticized Trump's sudden tweet on Syria and his failure to discuss his plans with America's allies.
These Service Members Will Work Without Paychecks During The Government Shutdown
The Coast Guard is the only military branch not getting its funding.
Trump Makes Surprise Iraq Visit After Christmas [UPDATED]
The commander in chief opted for digital holiday greetings, video conferencing with military members around the globe from the Oval Office.
Mattis Shares Christmas Message Taped One Day Before Resignation
"To all you lads and lasses holding the line in 2018 on land, at sea or in the air, thanks for keeping the faith," he said.
U.S. Envoy To Anti-ISIS Coalition Brett McGurk Quits Over Trump's Syria Move
He accelerated his plan to leave by around two months after Defense Secretary Jim Mattis announced his own departure.
Donald Trump Orders 7,000 U.S. Troops Out Of Afghanistan: Reports
The aim is to eventually bring home all 14,000 troops, according to officials.
Trump Signs Order To Create U.S. Space Command
The new order is separate from the president's much touted goal of creating a "Space Force."
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Republican Sen. Inhofe Distances Himself From Defense Contractor Raytheon Stock Buy
The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee quickly unloaded the stock after a report that it was purchased after he urged Trump to boost defense spending.
U.S. Military Ends Search For 5 Missing Marines After Crash Off Japan Coast
The crew of a KC-130 Hercules refueling plane were officially declared deceased.
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Trump Picks Gen. Mark Milley As Next Top Military Adviser
He will succeed Gen. Joseph Dunford as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
At The CIA, A Fix To Communications System That Left Trail Of Dead Agents Remains Elusive
By Jenna McLaughlin and Zach Dorfman, Yahoo News
It’s not just “a single flawed system that needed to be fixed,” according to one former CIA official. “It was a universe of systems.”
Search Underway After 2 US Warplanes Crash Off Japan Coast; 1 Rescued, 6 Missing
By Mari Yamaguchi, AP
The U.S. Marines said the midair collision happened during a regular training.
Scott Stearney, Top U.S. Naval Commander In Middle East, Found Dead In Bahrain
No foul play is suspected in the vice-admiral's death, Navy officials said.
U.S. To Keep About 4,000 Troops At Border Through January
The number of active-duty troops on the border with Mexico will drop from 5,600.
Rule No. 1 In Warfare: Know Your Enemy
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There is more than a little poetic justice in General John Abizaid's proposed posting to Riyadh.
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Roadside Bombing In Afghanistan Kills 3 U.S. Service Members
The military says three other service members and one American contractor were wounded during the explosion in Ghazni.
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Blast At Mosque Inside Afghanistan Army Base Kills 27 Soldiers
By AMIR SHAH, AP
“There were soldiers lying everywhere and the smoke was so thick, it was difficult to see,” said a spokesman at the base.
From Shell-Shock To PTSD, A Century Of Invisible War Trauma
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Even after decades of studying combat-related trauma, we still don’t have a full understanding of just what PTSD is.
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Troops Sent To U.S.-Mexico Border Under Anti-Caravan Push To Start Heading Home
President Trump launched a high-profile troop deployment ahead of the midterms. Now it's winding down.
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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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