• Mark Milley Jun 24

    Gen. Milley Defends Military Teaching Critical Race Theory: ‘What's Wrong With Understanding?'

    Top Pentagon leaders are defending the military’s approach to addressing racism and extremism and pushing back against accusations by Republican lawmakers that the effort is creating division and hurting morale

  • Donald Trump Jun 19, 2019

    Trump's Pentagon Pick Is Army Veteran, Defense Lobbyist

    President Donald Trump’s pick for new Defense Secretary is an Army veteran who served in the first Iraq war and also has experience as a national security adviser on Capitol Hill as well as a defense industry lobbyist. Trump on Tuesday said Mark Esper, his current Army secretary, would lead the Defense Department on an acting basis.

  • Donald Trump Feb 28, 2019

    Transgender Troops Tell Congress They Excel in Military

    Transgender troops testifying for the first time to Congress on Wednesday said transitioning to another sex made them stronger, while Pentagon officials defended the Trump administration’s desire to bar people like them from enlisting in the future. Army Capt. Alivia Stehlik, an infantry officer and graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. and Ranger School, told lawmakers...

  • Donald Trump Feb 7, 2019

    Trump Predicts All ISIS Territory Will Be Cleared Next Week

    President Donald Trump predicted Wednesday that the Islamic State group will have lost by next week all the territory it once controlled in Iraq and Syria. He said the U.S. will not relent in fighting remnants of the extremist organization despite his decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria over the objections of some of his most senior national security...

  • Donald Trump Jan 8, 2019

    Can Trump Declare Emergency to Build His Wall? It's Complicated

    The Trump administration is weighing using a national emergency declaration to circumvent Congress and the budget stalemate and force construction of the president’s long-promised southern border wall. “We’re looking at a national emergency because we have a national emergency,” President Donald Trump told reporters Sunday amid stalled negotiations. He said during a press conference Friday that he would prefer to...

  • Donald Trump Jan 7, 2019

    Trump's Unpredictable Negotiating Style Faces Test in Government Shutdown: Analysis

    The partial government shutdown is spotlighting the limitations of President Donald Trump’s erratic negotiating style. With the impasse over Trump’s demand for border wall funding dragging into a third week, the president’s zigzag tactics and messaging have angered Democrats and frustrated even some Republicans struggling to help find him an off-ramp. And while Trump’s blend of bluster and bullying is...

  • Donald Trump Dec 21, 2018

    House Approves Spending Bill With Border Wall Funding as Shutdown Looms

    President Donald Trump’s demand for border wall funds hurled the federal government closer to a shutdown as House Republicans approved a package Thursday with his $5.7 billion request that is almost certain to be rejected by the Senate. The White House said Trump will not travel to Florida on Friday for the Christmas holiday if the government is shutting down....

  • Reporter May 7, 2018

    Military Seeks to Limit Congress on Fixing Child Sex Assault

    U.S. military officials have sought to ward off congressional efforts to address child-on-child sexual assaults on bases, even as they disclose that the problem is larger than previously acknowledged. Members of Congress expressed alarm and demanded answers after an Associated Press investigation revealed that reports of sexual violence among kids on U.S. military bases and at Pentagon-run schools are getting...

  • Associated Press Mar 16, 2018

    Congress Demands Pentagon, DOJ Investigate Child Sex Assault

    Congress reacted Thursday to an Associated Press investigation into sexual assault among children on U.S. military bases by demanding the Defense and Justice departments explain how they will solve the problem. The House of Representatives Armed Services Committee, meanwhile, said it had begun its own examination of the issue. And a top Democrat on the committee said she would call...

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