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Defense Department To Send 3,750 Additional Troops To Border With Mexico
The deployment will raise the total number of active-duty forces supporting Customs and Border Protection agents there to approximately 4,350.
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Pentagon Confirms Climate Change Is A National Security Threat, Contradicting Trump
Alexander C. Kaufman
The military walks a fine line between the White House's official climate denialism and the stark realities of a warming planet.
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Jim Mattis Implores Defense Department To Defend The Constitution In Farewell Memo
Mattis was forced out of his job early after his resignation letter angered President Donald Trump.
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Defense Secretary Mattis On Doubling Troops At The Border: ‘We Don’t Do Stunts’
The number of troops deployed at the border will be more than double the reported number of people in the migrant caravan.
Rex Tillerson Spent $1 Million In Taxpayer Money Flying Around The Country, Watchdog Group Estimates
Some of the multimillionaire former secretary of state's expensive flights were clearly described as "personal travel" in newly released documents.
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People Think The Pentagon's Bonkers New Promo Video Was Made Just For Donald Trump
"Well that was nice of the Department of Defense to produce a video that Trump can understand...."
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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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State Department Team Fighting Russia Election Interference Still Waits For Funds
The money Congress allocated hasn’t reached the unit and the end of the fiscal year is only a month away.
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Trump Says He Has ‘Obliterated’ ISIS. The Terror Group Seems Not To Have Noticed.
New reports estimate as many as 30,000 ISIS fighters in Iraq and Syria ― about the same as a few years ago.
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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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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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Trump Swaps His Family Separation Policy For Family Detention
The president’s action came after he tweeted Wednesday morning that he was “working on something” to “pass good immigration legislation.”
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John Bolton Sends ‘Shot Across The Bow’ Of The Sole Survivor Of 'Axis Of Adults'
The new national security adviser names as his deputy a foe of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis.
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Texas Sends 250 National Guard Troops To Mexico Border
By Brendan O'Brien, Reuters
The Department of Defense authorized funding for up to 4,000 National Guard troops to secure the border.
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Donald Trump Sticks With Ban On Most Transgender Troops
The Defense Department will continue to "access and retain transgender individuals," due to a court order, despite Trump's ban.
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Pentagon To Senate: We Can't Know If U.S. Fuel Helps Saudi Arabia Kill Civilians In Yemen
Akbar Shahid Ahmed
A private Defense Department document shared with HuffPost absolves the U.S. of responsibility for airstrikes the U.N. says have killed thousands.
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The Tainted Water Crisis In Upstate New York That Andrew Cuomo Can’t Shake
Alexander C. Kaufman
The City of Newburgh’s desperate bid to eliminate the chemical contaminating its water could radically change the way New York regulates water, and create major problems for the military.
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State Department Has Spent None Of The $120 Million Allocated To Fight Russian Interference
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has cast doubt on his own agency's ability to combat foreign governments.
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Bomb-Sniffing Army Dogs Got Terrible Treatment After Service Ended: Pentagon Report
By Scot Paltrow, Reuters
Some of the dogs were left in kennels for up to 11 months, according to the Defense Department.
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First Openly Transgender Recruit Joins U.S. Military In Wake Of Trump's Ban
President Trump is still reportedly debating his 2017 plan to ban transgender military personnel.
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We Know Virtually Nothing About How Women In The Military Get Abortions
Service women are more likely than civilians to face unintended pregnancies, but they have few options for ending them.
Will U.S. Enslave Afghanistan With Discovery of Valuable Mineral Source?
Author, "New Confessions of an Economic Hitman"
A highly profitable and corrupt system is already in place in Afghanistan and will continue its horrible march toward stripping the people of Afghanistan of one of the last hopes that country has to break the stranglehold of poverty.
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