• Department of Defense Deploys Active Military to Vaccinate Americans

    The COVID response team’s briefing brought welcome news about vaccines. For one they’d be using the Defense Production Act to make more doses and speed up vaccinations. The Department of Defense has approved FEMA‘s request and will deploy active  military personnel to help vaccinate Americans. “He’s ordered the first contingent of more than 1000 active […]

  • A US Service Member Dies From Coronavirus

    The first US service member has died from the novel coronavirus, the US military announced on Monday. An Army National Guardsman from New Jersey passed away on Saturday, according to a statement from the Department of Defense. Gen. Joseph Lengyel, the chief of the National Guard Bureau, identified the service member as Army Capt. Douglas Linn Hickok. “Our […]

  • Top Republican slams Trump’s plan to use Pentagon funds for border wall as unconstitutional

    (CNN) — The top Republican on the House Armed Services Committee issued a sharp rebuke of President Donald Trump Thursday, slamming the administration’s plan to divert $3.83 billion in Pentagon funding to border wall construction as unconstitutional and pledging to take action after lawmakers were notified of the move by the Department of Defense. Rep. Mac Thornberry, […]

  • US conducts strike targeting al Qaeda leader in Yemen

    The United States conducted a strike recently targeting Qassim al-Rimi, the leader of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the terror group’s franchise based in Yemen that has repeatedly expressed interest in conducting attacks targeting the United States, a US official told CNN. Asked about the report, the Pentagon would not elaborate on the situation. […]

  • Pentagon announces new troop deployments to Saudi Arabia

    The Pentagon will deploy 1,800 more troops to Saudi Arabia in response to requests by the leading US military commander in the Middle East and, in part, because the US Navy is unable to send a relief aircraft carrier to deter potential Iranian aggression, multiple US officials tell CNN. The move to bolster troops in […]

  • Deal could allow the US to send some asylum seekers back to El Salvador

    The US and El Salvador signed an agreement on Friday that could prevent some asylum seekers from seeking refuge in the US, but that overall is designed to curb illegal migration by increasing security and economic opportunity in El Salvador, according to acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan and El Salvadoran Foreign Minister Alexandra Hill […]

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