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Nation Jul 09WATCH: Milley, Esper testify on military’s role handling civilian protests
The Pentagon’s top leaders are going before Congress for the first time in months.
Health Jun 19WATCH: Navy upholds firing of carrier captain in virus outbreak
The spread of the coronavirus aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt while on deployment in the Pacific in March exploded into one of the biggest military leadership crises of recent years.
World Jun 18U.S. has hit agreed troop-cut target of 8,600 in Afghanistan
Marine Gen. Frank McKenzie, the commander of Central Command, said that by reducing to 8,600 troops, the United States has fulfilled its part of the February agreement.
Nation Jun 11Gen. Mark Milley says he was wrong to accompany Trump on church walk
The nation's top military officer says it was a mistake for him to have been in Lafayette Square with President Donald Trump last week.
Nation Jun 10Trump says he won’t consider changing bases named for Confederate officers
This comes two days after Defense Secretary Mark Esper indicated he is open to a discussion of such changes, which have been urged by prominent retired Army officers and others.
World Jun 10U.S. general says Taliban has yet to meet conditions for U.S. withdrawal
Gen. Frank McKenzie said the U.S. is ahead of schedule for an initial drawdown by July to 8,600 troops. He stressed, however, that going to zero troops by May 2021 — as envisioned in a U.S.-Taliban deal signed in February…
Nation Jun 10U.S. military rethinking links to Confederate Army symbols
The U.S. military is rethinking its traditional connection to Confederate Army symbols, mindful of their divisiveness at a time the nation is wrestling with questions of race after the death of George Floyd in police hands.
Nation Jun 03D.C. National Guard to investigate helicopter maneuvers to show force
The National Guard of the District of Columbia is investigating the use of one of its helicopters to make a "show of force" against protesters near the White House.
Nation Jun 03WATCH: Esper breaks with Trump, opposes using military for protests
Esper says active-duty troops in a law enforcement role should be used in the United States "only in the most urgent and dire of situations," adding, "We are not in one of those situations now."…
Nation May 30Pentagon ready to send troops to Minneapolis if state asks
The Pentagon said Saturday it was ready to provide military help to authorities scrambling to contain unrest in Minneapolis, where George Floyd's death has sparked widespread protests, but Gov. Tim Walz has not requested federal troops.