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The Pentagon announced that it expects to send around 300 troops to the U.S.-Mexico border, breaking with the longstanding policy of avoiding troop-migrant contact. A spokesperson for Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan, Charles Summers, said Friday that his boss is expected to green light the proposal shortly. However, the troops will not be allowed to
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The Navy will commission its newest Independence-variant littoral combat ship (LCS), the future USS Charleston (LCS 18), during a 10 a.m. ceremony Saturday, March 2, at Columbus Street Terminal in Charleston, South Carolina. U.S. Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina will deliver the commissioning ceremony’s principal address. Charlotte Riley, wife of former Charleston Mayor Joe
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Posted by: R. Mitchell in Military and Defense, Syndicated Posts, US News January 29, 2019 Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan met with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg today at the Pentagon to reaffirm U.S. commitment to NATO, our Article 5 obligations, and transatlantic security ahead of the February Defense Ministerial, according to Acting Chief
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photo: Shealah Craighead Secretary of Defense James Mattis has offered his resignation to President Donald Trump effective February 28, 2019. Mattis spoke of relationships with allies, his agreement with Trump that the U.S. should not the policeman of the world and appreciated the achievements that the administration had made on rebuilding the military. The
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The first Defense Department-wide audit covered $2.7 trillion in assets and $2.6 trillion in liabilities for fiscal year 2018, making it most likely the largest known audit of an organization in history, the DOD comptroller said recently. Defense Department Comptroller David L. Norquist discusses the DOD budget during testimony on the fiscal year 2018
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Defense Secretary James N. Mattis shared the thinking behind the new National Defense Strategy during a discussion at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington yesterday. Defense Secretary James N. Mattis speaks at the United States Institute of Peace, in a discussion moderated by Stephen J. Hadley, the chair of the institute’s board
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan, Commander, United States Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command General Terrence John O’Shaughnessy, and Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Global Security Kenneth P. Rapuano hosted a joint press conference Monday on the Department of Defense deployment to the Southwest border. [Highlights
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Government watchdog group Judicial Watch is suing the Department of Defense on behalf of a Pentagon analyst who said he was stripped of his security clearance after raising concerns about contracts given to Stefan Halper, the FBI informant who spied on the Trump campaign according to a press release. “Mr. Lovinger was targeted because
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  by Chris White The Department of Defense plans on holding about 20,000 migrant children on military bases across the country as the Trump administration ramps up border enforcement, The Washington Post reported Thursday. Pentagon officials notified lawmakers on Wednesday night that officials at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) asked whether beds could
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