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President Biden will address the ongoing withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan at a moment when the Taliban are gaining power and threatening the Afghan government.
Former President Donald Trump had first ordered a ban on transgender soldiers in 2017, and President Biden had long promised to repeal the order.
CENTCOM Commander Gen. Frank McKenzie, who is responsible for U.S. forces in the Middle East, says the U.S. plans to reduce its troop levels there from 5,200 to 3,000 this month.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — The disappearance and murder of Army Specialist Vanessa Guillen has sparked an outpouring of stories from other service members. Mostly female, they say that they also experienced sexual harassment and abuse in the ranks, but felt that the military’s reporting system was not built to help them. NewsHour’s Nick Schifrin reports… Read More
The president dismisses the allegation as politically motivated. The Senate Intelligence Committee is scheduled to receive a briefing on the matter Wednesday.
Gen. Charles Brown was confirmed to lead the U.S. Air Force. Brown said his nomination “provides some hope but also comes with a heavy burden,” given the nation’s current focus on matters of race.
First it was his sacking of Capt. Brett Crozier last week; then it was a diatribe he delivered aboard the USS Roosevelt on Monday morning. Now acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly is out.
A peace deal signed with the Taliban calls for 4,000 of the approximately 13,000 U.S. forces in Afghanistan to leave within 135 days and for all U.S. troops to be out within 14 months.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Tree farmers in Ohio are joining forces with the state to send a little holiday cheer to the troops overseas. The Ohio Department of Agriculture and the Ohio Christmas Tree Association are partnering on an effort that will ship more than 100 Christmas trees to military members stationed overseas. Growers will… Read More
The world got to know the Belgian Malinois a little better on Monday when President Trump shared a declassified portrait of the dog, whose name and backstory have not been released by authorities.
Defense Secretary Mark Esper began notifying lawmakers which projects will be canceled in their districts. “It is a slap in the face to the members of the Armed Forces,” Sen. Chuck Schumer said.
The Pentagon says it tested a modified cruise missile that flew “more than 500 kilometers” — a distance prohibited under the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty scrapped earlier this month.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Gov. Mike DeWine has ordered flags in parts of the state lowered to half-staff to honor an Ohio soldier killed in Afghanistan. The Republican governor on Wednesday ordered U.S. and Ohio flags flown at half-staff at all public buildings and grounds throughout Williams County and at the Ohio Statehouse, the Vern… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio lawmakers are considering a bill that would require state agencies that issue occupational licenses to grant them to members of the military and their spouses who move to the state. The legislation, which has bipartisan support, is meant to boost Ohio’s reputation as a military-friendly state. It would affect licenses… Read More
Earlier Wednesday, President Trump had congratulated Edward Gallagher and his family on the end of his legal ordeal. In response, they wrote, “Thank you Mr. President for all you have done.”
Lawmakers are still waiting to hear the price tag on this year’s event. Thursday’s celebration is expected to feature military hardware and a speech by President Trump at the Lincoln Memorial.
Multiple interceptors tracked and destroyed a missile carrying a dummy warhead. Advocates claim the test proves the system can provide some defense against countries such as North Korea.
Hundreds of high school seniors bound for the armed forces were honored in Columbus this week. It’s a ceremony conceived by the state school superintendent, and it’s grown dramatically in its first year. Seniors headed for the US Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines were applauded for their decision to enlist, and their families were… Read More
Under the agreement, South Korea will contribute about $890 million a year for the U.S. military presence — less than the billion dollars or more the U.S. had requested.
The court’s decision allows the Pentagon to bar transgender people from joining or remaining in the military while two lower-court rulings that had blocked the policy are appealed.
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) – A new Ohio law allows the spouses of transferred military members to collect unemployment benefits if a move forces spouses to quit their jobs. An analysis by the nonpartisan Ohio Legislative Service Commission found about 44 military spouses will claim benefits under the law each year, for a cost of about… Read More
Robots, Artificial Intelligence, Cyberwar, Social Media Battles, 3D printing, bio-enhancements, and a new geopolitical competition; the 21st century is being shaped by a range of exciting, and scary, new trends and technologies. A best selling author described by the Wall Street Journal as “one of Washington’s pre-eminent futurists,” and a consultant for groups that range… Read More
Vice President Pence said in a speech Thursday that the Space Force, which would be the military’s sixth branch, will “prepare for the next battlefield” and “a new generation of threats.”
West Virginians who served their nation and the things they brought home are being honored at the Great Hall of the Culture Center in Charleston. “West Virginians Answering the Call” will run through July 11th. Charles W. Morris is director of museums for the state Division of Culture and History. He tells the Charleston Daily… Read More