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Politics Dec 11Pentagon will allow transgender people to enlist in the military starting Jan. 1
The new policy reflects growing legal pressure on the issue, and the difficult hurdles the federal government would have to cross to enforce Trump's demand to ban transgender individuals from the military.
Nation Dec 02Army issuing more waivers for recruits who used marijuana
As more states lessen or eliminate marijuana penalties, the Army is granting hundreds of waivers to enlist people who used the drug in their youth — as long as they realize they can’t do so again in the military.
World Oct 30U.S. captures key militant in Benghazi attack, officials say
The suspect is in the custody of the Department of Justice and is expected to arrive within the next two days on a military plane, according to one of the officials.
World Oct 06Fourth U.S. soldier found dead after attack in Niger
After an extensive search, a U.S. soldier who had been missing for nearly two days in Niger has been found dead, a result of a deadly ambush by dozens of Islamic extremists on a joint patrol of American and Niger…
Politics Sep 19WATCH: Navy chief says budget cuts strain force amid ship collisions
Frequent extended deployments, delayed maintenance, gaps in training and nearly a decade of budget constraints and uncertainly have strained the U.S. Navy, eroding readiness in its Pacific fleet, Navy leaders and members of Congress said today.
Politics Sep 15Transgender troops can re-enlist in military for now, Pentagon says
New guidance released Friday by the Pentagon makes it clear that any transgender troops currently in the military can re-enlist in the next several months, even as the department debates how broadly to enforce a ban on their service ordered…
World Aug 30Pentagon admits U.S. has more troops in Afghanistan than previously reported
Military officials have long quietly acknowledged there were far more forces in the country than the cap allowed, but commanders shuffled troops in and out, labeled many "temporary," and used other personnel accounting tactics to artificially keep the public count…
World Aug 26In the Persian Gulf, Iran’s drones pose rising threat to U.S.
To counter the threat, Pentagon experts are searching for new ways to deter, defeat or disable the drones.
World Aug 22Trump’s new plan will send 3,900 more troops to Afghanistan, officials say
Although the Pentagon's plans are based on 3,900 additional troops, the exact number will vary as conditions change, senior U.S. officials said.
Nation Aug 19U.S. says Iraqi forces ready for next battle against Islamic State extremists
Senior U.S. military leaders said Friday that Iraqi forces are largely set for their next major campaign against Islamic State extremists.