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U.s. Military

  1. aviation
    Air Travel Is Not Ready for Electronic WarfareMilitaries are spoofing GPS signals, with civilian planes increasingly caught in the crossfire. What happens when someone actually targets them?
  2. politics
    The Marine Corps Is Leaderless Because a Senator Is Mad About AbortionTommy Tuberville continues to block all Department of Defense nominees over a policy that covers servicemembers’ travel expenses for abortions.
  3. awful things
    U.S. Covered Up Airstrike That Killed Dozens of Civilians in Syria: ReportMore than 60 civilians, including many women and children, appear to have been killed, according to a new investigation.
  4. george floyd protests
    Former Pentagon Chief James Mattis Blasts Trump for Violating ConstitutionIt’s not a good sign when former subordinates trained for quiet discipline begin to call Trump a threat to the Constitution.
  5. george floyd protests
    Defense Secretary: Trump Shouldn’t Invoke Insurrection Act to Quell ProtestsMark Esper may be reflecting military leaders’ reluctance to be politicized by President Trump, who has floated sending military units to cities.
  6. george floyd protests
    Trump Mulls Declaring an Insurrection and Sending Military Into CitiesIf deployed widely without requests from state officials, such use of the military would be unprecedented.
  7. minneapolis protests
    Trump Can’t Explain Away His Vile ‘Looting’ TweetDespite his disingenuous attempt to walk back his threat toward Minneapolis protesters, it’s clear he just wanted to pour gasoline on the fire.
  8. coronavirus
    Listen: Acting Navy Secretary Calls Fired Captain ‘Stupid’ in Leaked SpeechDays after he was fired and tested positive for COVID-19, former Captain Brett Crozier is publicly attacked by the Navy’s acting secretary.
  9. border wall
    Trump to Take Another $7.2 Billion From the Pentagon for Border WallAll told, more than $18 billion in government funds has been allocated to the wall.
  10. war crimes
    Trump’s War-Crimes Pardons Invite the Mayhem He LovesAn outlaw president naturally wants to celebrate outlaw behavior in the military, too.
  11. u.s. military
    Trump Makes Surprise Trip to Iraq, One Spot Where He Isn’t Withdrawing TroopsAmid the uproar over his decision to pull troops from Afghanistan and Syria, President Trump made his first appearance in a combat zone.
  12. Putin Touts Summit ‘Agreements,’ U.S. Can’t Say What They AreThe U.S. military is reportedly “scrambling” to detail agreements made between Trump and Putin.
  13. U.S. Army Is Discharging Immigrants Who Were Promised CitizenshipAt least 40 recruits and reservists have been quietly booted with little explanation, and now their immigration status could be at risk.
  14. Mattis: The U.S. Needs a Smaller Nuke to Prevent Nuclear WarThe Defense Secretary said if the military had smaller nukes, it would deter nations from hitting the U.S. with small nuclear weapons of their own.
  15. oops
    Fitness Data Map Shows Locations and Activity Patterns of Secret Military BasesService members are accidentally sharing a lot more than just their steps.
  16. Trump to Put ‘Quartet of Warriors’ in Charge of Foreign PolicyRex Tillerson’s dismissal will be no surprise. But the military-heavy character of the new team that will ascend to power in his absence is ominous.
  17. 3 Missing After U.S. Navy Plane Crashes Near JapanIt’s the latest accident for the beleaguered Seventh Fleet.
  18. crimes and misdemeanors
    Slain Green Beret Reportedly Turned Down Navy SEALs’ Stolen MoneyThe SEALs are said to be suspected of strangling Staff Sergeant Logan Melgar in Mali last June.
  19. Will the Generals Save Us From Trump?The unusual influence of the military on this president is a gift and a curse.
  20. Fourth U.S. Soldier Confirmed Dead After Niger AttackAfter three Special Forces troops were killed Wednesday, a fourth has been found dead in the West African country.
  21. The Military Is Reportedly Cutting Loose Hundreds of Foreign-Born RecruitsAfter waiting years to clear background checks, some may now be at risk of deportation.
  22. White House Finds Solution to Transgender Military Ban: Delay, Let Mattis DecideThe reported plan gives Mattis six months to figure out what Trump’s tweets mean for service members — and by then the courts may have weighed in.
  23. Trump Announces Ban on Transgender Troops Serving Military in ‘Any Capacity’It’s unclear how this policy would affect the thousands of transgender troops already serving.
  24. ‘Mother of All Bombs’ Kills 36 ISIS Fighters in Afghanistan“It felt like the heavens were falling,” one local said.
  25. U.S. Drops ‘Mother of All Bombs,’ Biggest Non-Nuke Ever Used, in AfghanistanThe 22,000-pound bomb was dropped on ISIS tunnels in Afghanistan.
  26. American-Led Air Strike Mistakenly Kills 18 Anti-ISIS Allies in SyriaThe strike was supposed to be on ISIS forces, but it hit fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces instead.
  27. The Pentagon Is ‘Likely’ to Send 1,000 Ground Troops to Syria, Report SaysThat would effectively double the number of U.S. troops in the country.
  28. North Korea Threatens U.S. and South Korea With ‘Merciless’ StrikesAs the U.S. and South Korea ramp up war games in the East Sea, North Korea is responding with trademark bluster.
  29. Marines Set Up Outside Raqqa, Escalating U.S. Involvement in SyriaNewly arrived Marines will assist the hundreds of special-ops forces already in Syria.
  30. war on terror
    U.S. Commando Killed in Al Qaeda Raid in Yemen, First Combat Death Under TrumpThe raid was the first U.S. ground operation in Yemen since the start of the country’s two-year-old civil war.
  31. U.S. Has Killed 50,000 ISIS Militants in the Past Two YearsAn official said the estimate was conservative.
  32. afghanistan
    4 Americans Killed in Suicide Attack on NATO Base in AfghanistanThe Taliban has claimed responsibility for the bombing.
  33. Syria
    U.S. Fighter Jets Warn Away Syrian WarplanesThe encounter came one day after a Syrian aircraft bombed Kurdish positions near where U.S. special forces have been operating.
  34. Senate Confirms First Openly Gay Leader of a U.S. Military ServiceEric Fanning was confirmed unanimously.
  35. 12 Missing in the Pacific: U.S. Marine Helicopters Collide Over HawaiiOfficials spotted a field of burning debris. 
  36. The U.S. Just Found Its Lost Missile in CubaAwkward.
  37. isis
    U.S. Says It Has Killed the Leader of ISIS in LibyaThe Pentagon insists the strike was initiated prior to the terrorist attacks in France.
  38. foreign affairs
    New Video Shows Raid on ISIS Prison by U.S. and Kurdish ForcesA member of the U.S. Delta Force, now identified, was the only rescuer killed in the operation. 
  39. pillow fights
    Annual West Point Pillow Fight Injured 30 [Updated]The traditional bonding event for freshman cadets turned especially violent this year, resulting in two dozen concussions. 
  40. war
    American Deserter: Why AWOL U.S. Soldiers Are Most at Risk in CanadaIt used to be the safest place for a war deserter to go. Now it’s just about the worst destination.
  41. war
    The Riskiest Place for AWOL U.S. Soldiers Is CanadaIt used to be the safest place for a war deserter to go. Now it’s just about the worst destination.
  42. islamic state watch
    Obama Will Ask Congress for Permission to Fight ISISSomething to get done before the newly electeds take over.
  43. puppies!!!!!!
    Taliban’s Latest U.S. Hostage Is a Military Dog, Taliban SaysPoor thing.
  44. spy games
    Guardian Now Blocked for Overseas MilitaryFor “network hygiene.”
  45. u.s. military
    Sensitive Equipment Stolen From Troubled U.S. BaseAn entire company is locked down while the military investigates.
  46. u.s. military
    Leaked Video of U.S. Troops Shooting Baghdad Civilians Is ‘Authentic’Footage shows troops aiming and firing from helicopter at group on street.