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U.s. Military

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. war crimes
    Trump’s War-Crimes Pardons Invite the Mayhem He LovesAn outlaw president naturally wants to celebrate outlaw behavior in the military, too.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. online harassment
    60 Marines Will Face Punishment Following Nude -Photo-Sharing Scandal130 were investigated.
  12. revenge porn
    Military Men Reportedly Circulating Nude Photos of Female Service MembersVia a Dropbox folder called “Hoes Hoin’.”
  13. 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.
  14. oops
    Fitness Data Map Shows Locations and Activity Patterns of Secret Military BasesService members are accidentally sharing a lot more than just their steps.
  15. transgender rights
    U.S. Military to Accept Transgender Recruits on New Year’s Day“We are relieved that we don’t have to hit pause on the constitutional rights of transgender people who are willing and able to serve our country.”
  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. transgender rights
    Turns Out Enacting Legislation Takes More Than Pressing ‘Send Tweet’A federal court has temporarily prevented the Pentagon from enacting a ban on transgender troops.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. politics
    Trump Reportedly Signs Order Banning Transgender People From Joining MilitaryTrump follows through on his tweets, but leaves the status of openly transgender active service members up to Secretary of Defense James Mattis.
  24. politics
    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.
  25. 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.
  26. politics
    5 Transgender Soldiers Are Suing President Trump Over Military BanTwo LGBTQ legal organizations filed a lawsuit on their behalf.
  27. Police Departments Say They’ll Welcome Transgender TroopsIf transgender troops are kicked out of the military, police departments across the country say they’ll step in.
  28. 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.
  29. politics
    House Unanimously Passes Measure to Ban Nude-Photo Sharing in the MilitaryAfter a nude photo-sharing scandal rocked the Marine Corps.
  30. ‘Mother of All Bombs’ Kills 36 ISIS Fighters in Afghanistan“It felt like the heavens were falling,” one local said.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. Female Marines Write Letter Calling for Change After Nude-Photo ScandalAn open letter signed by nearly 100 female Marines calls for an end to misogyny.
  34. 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.
  35. sexual harassment
    Female Senators Blast Military Officials Over Nude-Photo Scandal“When you say to us it’s got to be different, that rings hollow.”
  36. 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.
  37. sexual harassment
    U.S. Marines Are Reportedly Still Sharing Nude PhotosDespite the Department of Defense’s investigation.
  38. Marines Set Up Outside Raqqa, Escalating U.S. Involvement in SyriaNewly arrived Marines will assist the hundreds of special-ops forces already in Syria.
  39. hair politics
    The U.S. Army Finally Lifted Its Ban on DreadlocksAfrican-American servicewomen are praising the change.
  40. An 8-Year-Old American Girl Died in the First Military Strike Under TrumpNawar al-Awlaki, the daughter of New Mexico–born Al Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki, was killed, along with a Navy SEAL.
  41. 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.
  42. U.S. Has Killed 50,000 ISIS Militants in the Past Two YearsAn official said the estimate was conservative.
  43. afghanistan
    4 Americans Killed in Suicide Attack on NATO Base in AfghanistanThe Taliban has claimed responsibility for the bombing.
  44. 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.
  45. Marine Corps Eases Weight Restrictions for WomenThe new guidelines mean women can actually build muscle mass.
  46. Pentagon Lifts Ban on Transgender Military MembersDefense Secretary Ashton Carter said transgender service members can serve openly, “effective immediately.”
  47. trans rights
    Pentagon to Repeal Ban on Transgender Military MembersThe official announcement is expected on July 1.
  48. Senate Confirms First Openly Gay Leader of a U.S. Military ServiceEric Fanning was confirmed unanimously.
  49. 12 Missing in the Pacific: U.S. Marine Helicopters Collide Over HawaiiOfficials spotted a field of burning debris. 
  50. The U.S. Just Found Its Lost Missile in CubaAwkward.
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