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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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Military transgender ban to begin within 6 months, memo says

August 24, 2017
Julie Hirschfeld Davis | The New York Times
President Trump is preparing to give the Defense Department formal authority to expel transgender people from the military in an upcoming order, barring the Pentagon from recruiting transgender troops and cutting off payment for sexual reassignment surgery and other medical treatments for those already serving.
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Military leaders consolidate power in Trump administration

August 23, 2017
Robert Costa, Philip Rucker | The Washington Post
High-ranking military officials have become an increasingly ubiquitous presence in American political life during Donald Trump’s presidency, repeatedly winning arguments inside the West Wing, publicly contradicting the president and even balking at implementing one of his most controversial policies.
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Trump’s Afghanistan plan set to spark fresh congressional debate

August 23, 2017
Ed O'Keefe | The Washington Post
President Trump’s decision to announce expanded U.S. military operations in Afghanistan but disclose few details is set to spark fresh congressional debate about the future of the United States’ longest war and whether it is time for lawmakers to approve a new use-of-force law.
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