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Politics May 24Trump sends 1,500 troops to Middle East amid Iran tensions
"We are going to be sending a relatively small number of troops, mostly protective," the president told reporters at the White House before setting off on a trip to Japan.
World May 23Pentagon proposing troop reinforcements in Mideast
Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan told reporters the Defense Department has not yet determined how many troops might be sent to reinforce the existing U.S. military presence in the region. He disputed reports by The Associated Press and others that…
Politics May 22Report: Pentagon plan proposes sending more troops to Middle East
Officials say the troops will be defensive forces, and the discussions include additional Patriot missile batteries and more ships.
Politics May 21Trump nominates aerospace executive for Air Force secretary
President Donald Trump said in a tweet that he has chosen Barbara Barrett, former chairman of the Aerospace Corporation, to replace Heather Wilson who is stepping down at the end of this month after two years on the job.
Nation May 02Reports of military sexual assault spike 13 percent
A survey found that more than 20,000 service members said they experienced some type of sexual assault, but only a third of those filed a formal report.
Politics Apr 25Pentagon watchdog clears acting chief Patrick Shanahan of wrongdoing
The Pentagon's watchdog agency has cleared Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan of wrongdoing in connection with allegations that he had used his official position to favor his former employer, Boeing Co., a U.S. official said Thursday.
World Apr 05U.S. military admits civilian deaths in Somalia airstrike
Just weeks after insisting that American airstrikes in Somalia had killed no civilians, U.S. Africa Command said Friday that new information reveals that a woman and a child died last April when a U.S. strike targeted al-Shabab militants.
Politics Mar 26Lawmakers denounce plan to divert military money for border wall
Both Republicans and Democrats on the House Armed Services Committee said there is little support for tapping military construction projects for the wall, about a week after Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan sent a list of vulnerable projects to Capitol…
World Mar 22White House says Islamic State territory in Syria eliminated
President Trump said Friday "it's about time" that the group no longer controlled territory in the region, after a campaign by U.S. and coalition forces that spanned five years and two U.S. presidencies unleashed more than 100,000 bombs and killed…
World Mar 21Marines cut training to cover costs of hurricane damage, border mission
The top Marine general warned the problem is "imposing unacceptable risk" to Marine Corps combat readiness.