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Paul Selva, once one of Trump's top generals, endorses Biden

Sep 24 2020

Retired General Paul Selva, once one of President Donald Trump's most senior military advisers, is joining a large group of former Pentagon leaders to publicly endorse Democratic candidate Joe Biden for the Nov. 3 presidential election, according to a letter seen by Reuters.

How Trump fell out of love with his generals, and why the feeling is mutual

Sep 23 2020

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump picked retired generals for some of his most senior national security posts when he took office and boasts of heavy spending on the U.S. military that he asserts is unmatched in history. 

Special Report: U.S. troops battling racism report high barrier to justice

Sep 15 2020

WASHINGTON By the time he saw a swastika scrawled in the bathroom at Barksdale Air Force base in October 2018, Deven Sherk was already disillusioned with how the Air Force handled racism complaints. The Black airman had filed a complaint alleging discrimination that June when a fellow airman, a white man, hung a noose near him on the base.

After Trump comments, top Army general defends military's leaders

Sep 08 2020

WASHINGTON A day after President Donald Trump accused the U.S. military brass of wanting to fight wars to keep weapons makers happy, the Army's top general said on Tuesday leaders of the armed forces would recommend sending troops into combat only when it is in American national security interests or as a last resort. | Video

Pentagon concerned by China's nuclear ambitions, expects warheads to double

Sep 02 2020

WASHINGTON China is expected to at least double the number of its nuclear warheads over the next decade from the low 200s now and is nearing the ability to launch nuclear strikes by land, air and sea, a capacity known as a triad, the Pentagon said on Tuesday.

Pentagon concerned by China's nuclear ambitions, expects warheads to double

Sep 02 2020

WASHINGTON China is expected to at least double the number of its nuclear warheads over the next decade from the low 200s now and is nearing the ability to launch nuclear strikes by land, air and sea, a capacity known as a triad, the Pentagon said on Tuesday.

Trump privately discussing replacing Defense Secretary Esper after election

Aug 13 2020

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump has privately discussed with advisers the possibility of replacing Defense Secretary Mark Esper after the November election following a growing number of differences between them, a source familiar with the internal debate said on Wednesday. | Video

Divisive Trump nominee gets new Pentagon post, despite snub by Congress

Aug 02 2020

WASHINGTON After failing to secure a Senate confirmation hearing, U.S. President Donald Trump's most divisive nominee for a Pentagon position so far has taken a different, less-senior policy role at the Defense Department, a spokeswoman said on Sunday.

Senate cancels confirmation hearing for Trump nominee who called Obama 'terrorist'

Jul 30 2020

WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate on Thursday abruptly canceled a hearing for President Donald Trump's most divisive nominee to date for a senior Pentagon post, raising questions about whether enough lawmakers would support Anthony Tata, who has called former President Barack Obama "a terrorist leader."

U.S. to withdraw about 12,000 troops from Germany but nearly half to stay in Europe

Jul 29 2020

WASHINGTON The U.S. military on Wednesday unveiled plans to withdraw about 12,000 troops from Germany, in fallout from President Donald Trump's long-simmering feud with Berlin but said it will keep nearly half of those forces in Europe to address tension with Russia. | Video

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