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Nation Jan 24U.S. military puts 8,500 troops on alert for possible deployment amid Russia tension
The Pentagon says that Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has put about 8,500 troops on heightened alert, so they will be prepared to deploy if needed to reassure NATO allies in the face of ongoing Russian aggression on the border of…
Nation Jan 04Federal judge blocks Navy from acting against 35 COVID vaccine refusers
A federal judge in Texas has granted a preliminary injunction stopping the Navy from acting against 35 sailors for refusing on religious grounds to comply with an order to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
Nation Dec 30Pentagon eases approval process for urgent use of D.C. National Guard
The Pentagon says it's streamlined the approval process for urgent use of National Guard forces in the District of Columbia.
Nation Nov 05WATCH: Family, friends gather to honor trailblazer Colin Powell
A Vietnam combat veteran, he rose to become the first Black chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the first Black secretary of state.
World Oct 27Gen. Milley calls Chinese weapon test ‘very concerning’
The Chinese test was first reported by the Financial Times newspaper, which said the hypersonic missile was capable of carrying a nuclear payload.
Nation Oct 18Colin Powell has died of COVID-19 complications, family says
In 1989 Powell became the first Black chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In that role he oversaw the U.S. invasion of Panama and later the U.S. invasion of Kuwait to oust the Iraqi army in 1991.
Nation Sep 30Military suicides rise 15% as senior leaders call for action
Data released by the Pentagon showed there were 580 suicides last year, compared to 504 the prior year.
Politics Sep 28WATCH: Gen. Milley explains his calls with China over concerns about President Trump
Army Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, delivered a full-throated defense of two calls he made to his Chinese counterpart, saying he was responding to "concerning intelligence" that China was worried about a U.S. attack.
Politics Sep 27WATCH: Gen. Milley calls Afghanistan war a ‘strategic failure’
“The enemy is in charge in Kabul,” Milley noted, referring to the Taliban having taken control of the capital on Aug. 15. “There's no way else to describe that.”…
Politics Sep 17Kabul air strike killed 10 civilians including up to 7 children, Pentagon admits
The Pentagon announced Friday that an internal review revealed that only civilians were killed in the attack, not an Islamic State extremist as first believed.