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August 17, 2018
The press pushes back.
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Trump Signs Defense Bill to Boost Military, Target China

August 14, 2018
Vivian Salama | The Wall Street Journal
President Trump signed into law Monday a defense-spending bill that received widespread bipartisan backing for its efforts to counter Chinese aggression and support U.S. military servicemen and women.
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Pence Lays Out Plans for 'Space Force' Sought by Trump

August 10, 2018
Nancy Youssef | The Washington Post
Army. Air Force. Navy. Marine Corps. Coast Guard. Space Force? Vice President Mike Pence laid out a plan Thursday to put President Trump’s stamp on the U.S. armed forces by creating a military command dedicated to space.
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I reported alongside soldiers in foxholes. The president can’t take that away.

July 25, 2018
Martha Raddatz | The Washington Post
Like so many of my colleagues, I have covered this nation’s wars for decades, working side by side with our soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen. I have shared foxholes and flight decks with these brave Americans, and I have felt our mutual respect for the responsibility that each of us holds in our chosen professions. It has been an honor covering them and the families who support them. I am proud that I can tell their stories.
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Pentagon puts cyberwarriors on offensive, increasing the risk of conflict

June 18, 2018
David Sanger | The New York Times
The Pentagon has quietly empowered the United States Cyber Command to take a far more aggressive approach to defending the nation against cyberattacks, a shift in strategy that could increase the risk of conflict with the foreign states that sponsor malicious hacking groups.
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U.S. to release alleged ISIS fighter in Syria, with $4K in cash and a cellphone

June 8, 2018
Josh Gerstein | POLITICO
The Trump administration is planning to release a suspected ISIS fighter in Syria with more than $4,000 in cash and a new cellphone, a Pentagon official said in a court filing released on Thursday.

Revisiting the House Defense spending bill

June 6, 2018
Key aspects of the Defense spending bill.
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Jim Mattis Warns of Consequences If Beijing Keeps Militarizing the South China Sea

June 2, 2018
Nancy Youssef | The Wall Street Journal
The U.S. and China appear to be headed for a more confrontational relationship in Southeast Asia as Washington warns of a more aggressive response to the militarization of disputed islands in the South China Sea.
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Poor training, excessive risk led to ill-fated Niger mission, Pentagon says

May 11, 2018
Nancy Youssef, Gordon Lubold | The Wall Street Journal
The U.S. military has concluded that “no single failure or deficiency” was to blame for the October ambush that killed four U.S. service members in Niger, according to an eight-page summary of the investigators’ findings released Thursday.
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