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  • An image made from a video posted on Twitter shows a man wearing a Colin Kaepernick jersey during a K-9 demonstration at the Navy SEAL Museum in Florida. (image via Twitter)
    Navy SEALs cut ties with museum over Colin Kaepernick video

    The commander of the Navy SEALs said the unit will suspend its support of the National Navy SEAL Museum, a nonprofit organization not overseen by the military after videos surfaced online of dogs attacking a man wearing a Colin Kaepernick jersey during a demonstration.

  • In this Jan. 4, 2020, file photo, U.S. Army soldiers with their gear board an awaiting bus at Fort Bragg, N.C., as troops from the 82nd Airborne are deployed to the Middle East. (Chris Seward/AP)
    Top military officer: Troops were issued bayonets in DC unrest

    The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has confirmed a report by The Associated Press that some of the service members who were mobilized to Washington, D.C., last month in response to civil unrest over the killing of George Floyd were issued bayonets.

  • Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, speaks during a news conference at the State Department on July 1, 2020, in Washington. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP)
    Trump, top officials defend response to Russia bounty threat

    Criticized for inaction, President Donald Trump and top officials on Wednesday stepped up their defense of the administration’s response to intelligence assessments that Russia offered bounties for killing U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

  • White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany speaks during a press briefing at the White House, Monday, June 29, 2020, in Washington. (Evan Vucci/AP)
    Trump denies briefing on reported bounties against American troops in Afghanistan

    The White House said Monday that President Donald Trump wasn’t briefed on U.S. intelligence assessments earlier this year that Russia secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing American troops in Afghanistan because the information had not been “verified.”

  • Mark Frerichs, a contractor from Illinois, poses in Iraq in this undated photo obtained from Twitter that he would include with his resume when job hunting. Frerichs was abducted in Afghanistan in January 2020. (Twitter via AP)
    Navy SEALs tried to locate US citizen abducted by Afghan militants

    In the days following the January capture of an American contractor in Afghanistan, Navy SEAL commandos raided a village and detained suspected members of a Taliban-linked militant network, The Associated Press has learned.

  • In this April 4, 2019, photo, a mobile surveillance camera system manned by soldiers monitors a sector near the Presidio Border Patrol Station at Presidio, Texas. (Sgt. Brandon Banzhaf/U.S. Army via AP)
    US adds cameras at Mexico border despite drop in crossings

    The Trump administration has been quietly adding mobile surveillance cameras at the U.S.-Mexico border in response to the coronavirus pandemic, though fewer people appear to be crossing illegally. It’s the latest move as operations at the U.S.-Mexico border have become increasingly militarized and secretive.