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U.S. Acknowledges More Troops Are in Afghanistan

August 31, 2017
Nancy Youssef | The Wall Street Journal
The U.S. military said Wednesday it maintains 11,000 troops in Afghanistan, 2,600 more than it has previously disclosed.
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Donald Trump’s transgender military ban challenged by civil-liberties lawsuits

August 29, 2017
Nancy Youssef | The Wall Street Journal
Civil-liberties groups on Monday filed two lawsuits challenging President Donald Trump’s ban on transgender service members serving in the military, arguing that the prohibitions are unconstitutional.
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Trump Reverses Obama Policy on Surplus Military Gear for Police

August 28, 2017
Pete Williams, Julie Ainsley | NBC News
Reversing an Obama-era policy, President Donald Trump Monday removed restrictions on the kinds of surplus military gear the Defense Department can turn over to local police departments.
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Investigators repeatedly warned navy ahead of deadly collisions

August 28, 2017
Nancy Youssef, Ben Kesling, Jake Maxwell Watts | The Wall Street Journal
Congressional investigators and military officials warned repeatedly about overworked sailors, shortened training schedules and budget cuts in the years leading up to two fatal collisions involving U.S. Navy ships, government auditors, lawmakers and Pentagon officials said.
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Could the 2020 presidential race see a unity ticket?

August 25, 2017
Kasich and Hickenlooper are reportedly considering joining forces for a 2020 presidential ticket.

President Trump changes course in Afghanistan, battles with Republicans

August 25, 2017
The panelists discussed some of the big events during the president’s week, including his debrief to Americans about his Afghanistan strategy and a campaign-style rally in Arizona.
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