West Point to graduate record number of black female cadets
The class of cadets preparing to jubilantly toss their caps in the air at the U.S. Military Academy’s graduation ceremony Saturday includes 34 black women, a record number that’s a sign of concerted efforts to diversify West Point’s Long Gray Line.
How many troops to the Mideast? Media’s got it wrong says acting SecDef
The Pentagon is not considering an influx of 5,000-10,000 U.S. troops into U.S. Central Command’s area of operations, the Pentagon said Thursday.
TurboTax to troops: Here’s a ‘discount’ for something that should be free
Some troops who've filed by going to the TurboTax Military page said they were charged as much as $150 — even though, under a government deal, service members making under $66,000 are supposed to be able to file with TurboTax for free.
Pentagon proposing troop reinforcements in Mideast
The Pentagon on Thursday outlined proposals to the White House that would send military reinforcements to the Middle East to beef up defenses against Iran amid heightened tensions in the region. President Donald Trump, speaking to reporters before the meeting, said he was not convinced more troops are needed but would do whatever is necessary.
‘This is a meme’: Pundits don’t understand Korea strategy, says top US commander
Replacing large-scale exercises in South Korea with smaller training iterations was a prudent action to support diplomacy, the top U.S. commander in South Korea said Wednesday.
It’s not about units, the future fight will be systems vs. systems, says Army 3-star
Generals say forward presence needed and constant monitoring essential to preventing, ending conflict.
Trump visits Arlington National Cemetery before Memorial Day
President Donald Trump will be in Japan on a state visit on Monday.
Man accused of burying his dead mom in his backyard to collect Social Security, VA benefits
An Arizona man has been arrested for allegedly burying his dead mother in his backyard to continue receiving her Social Security checks and Veterans Affairs benefits.
US charges WikiLeaks founder with publishing classified info
In a case with significant First Amendment implications, the U.S. filed new charges Thursday against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, accusing him of violating the Espionage Act by publishing secret documents containing the names of confidential military and diplomatic sources.
American who joined the Taliban is released from prison after 17 years
John Walker Lindh, the Californian who took up arms for the Taliban and was captured by U.S. forces in Afghanistan in 2001, got out of prison Thursday after more than 17 years, released under tight restrictions that reflected government fears he still harbors radical views.
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