Mattis Visited The Troops Deployed To The Border And They Had Some Questions For Him
“Sir, I have a question. The wire obstacles that we've implanted along the border...are we going to be taking those out when we leave?"
Border Patrol Agents Had To Scrap Election Day “Crowd Control” Drills After They Were Accused Of Voter Intimidation
“This administration continues to use immigration policy for political purposes,” Democratic state Rep. Mary González said.
Donald Trump’s Tough Talk About The Border Deployment Doesn’t Match What’s Really Taking Place
“He creates this word picture for people that these troops are going to be hurling back invaders at the border. That’s just not the case.”
Trump Said US Soldiers Should Shoot Rock-Throwing Migrants, And Vets Were Having None Of That
“We had rocks thrown at us all the time in Afghanistan. Responding with lethal force is a fucking war crime.”
The US Soon Will Have More Troops Along The Mexican Border Than It Has Fighting In Iraq And Syria
“I think the president has made it clear that border security is national security,” said Air Force Gen. Terrence O’Shaughnessy.
Despite Trump’s Tweets, The Pentagon Has Not Received Any Orders To Send Troops To The Border
Over the course of his presidency, Trump has often threatened to use military force at the US–Mexico border, but it is still unclear what that would look like.
Immigrant Recruits Are Having Their "Loyalty" Questioned For Following Lawsuits Against The Pentagon
“I was shocked seeing it in under ‘loyalty issues.’ How is this disloyal to the United States?”
A Taliban Attack Has Killed Key Afghan Leaders And Narrowly Missed A Top US General
Three others were wounded in the crossfire of a deadly Taliban attack that killed a powerful US-backed Afghan security official.
As Hurricane Michael Roared In, Some Expensive Air Force Jets Had To Be Left Behind
“All of those hangars are damaged. We anticipate the aircraft parked inside may be damaged as well."
Congress Wants Trump To End US Military Aid To Saudi Arabia In Yemen Over Khashoggi's Disappearance
The US has provided Saudi Arabia with refueling, weapons, and advice for its campaign in Yemen that the UN said has killed thousands of civilians.
The US Military Is Now Recruiting Soldiers To Fight In A War That Started Before They Were Born
“Most Americans are only vaguely aware that we’re still fighting overseas, and the reason for that is that they don’t have any skin in the game.”
The Pentagon Used To Hide US Troops In Syria. Now It's Posting Videos Of Them On Twitter.
“That’s the dirty little secret here — there could be thousands of US troops camped out in northern and eastern Syria for decades,” said Nicholas Heras, a Syria expert at the Center for a New American Security.
New Emails Show Confusion At The Pentagon After Trump’s Transgender Ban Tweets
“Sirs – POTUS just tweeted the below on Transgenders not being able to serve in the military in any capacity."
The President Of Poland Wants A US Military Base, So He Offered To Name It After Trump
He also offered to pony up $2 billion to help pay for a permanent US presence.
The US Says Saudi Arabia Is Trying Really Hard Not To Kill Civilians In Yemen
The claim was greeted with skepticism. “It’s not a certification — it’s a rubber stamp for Saudi Arabia,” said Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
The Maria Butina Case Was Never About The Sex Life Of A Russian Spy
The breathless coverage of a sexual overture that wasn’t missed the new details about her five-year effort to make inroads with prominent Republicans.
The US Warns It Might Resume Drills With South Korea After Talks With The North Stall
Trump ordered the exercises suspended after his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Trump Orders Flags Back To Half-Staff After Veterans Groups Express Fury At “Blatant Disrespect”
After veterans groups accused Donald Trump of “telling every veteran ... that he doesn’t give a damn about anyone’s service,” Trump issued a proclamation calling for flags to remain at half-staff through McCain’s funeral.
Maria Butina's Lawyer Is Accusing US Prosecutors Of A "Sexist Smear"
Arguing for her release on bond, her lawyer says US prosecutors twisted joking text messages to paint “Ms. Butina as some type of spy-novel honeypot.”