Trump Pentagon Purge Could Accelerate His Goal to Pull Troops From Afghanistan

President Trump’s supporters hope he is the president to end America’s longest war.

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Trump Stacks the Pentagon and Intel Agencies With Loyalists. To What End?

So far, there is no evidence the appointees harbor a secret agenda or arrived with an action plan. But their sudden appearance amounts to a purge of the Pentagon’s top civilian hierarchy without recent precedent.

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Trump Fires Mark Esper, His Defense Secretary

Mark T. Esper broke with President Trump in June over sending active-duty military troops to control demonstrations against police brutality.

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A Trump Victory May Push His Defense Secretary Out an Open Door

Mark Esper’s strained relationship with President Trump, since he balked at using active-duty troops to quell civil unrest, may result in Mr. Trump choosing his fourth defense secretary if he keeps the White House.

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Trump Aide Insists U.S. Will Reduce Forces in Afghanistan to 2,500 Troops

The national security adviser, Robert C. O’Brien, reiterated a plan to draw down troops to 2,500 by early 2021, sidestepping President Trump’s call for a Christmas exit.

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Indonesian Defense Chief, Accused of Rights Abuses, Will Visit Pentagon

Prabowo Subianto, former head of Indonesia’s feared special forces under Suharto and now the minister of defense, had been barred from entering the United States for years.

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Save Stars and Stripes

Congress must ensure that the military paper does not fall through any fiscal cracks.

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Trump Attacks Military and Defense Contractors

President Trump’s public comments this week, perhaps fueled by anger over reports of his disrespect for those who died in America’s wars, take his attack on the military to a new level.

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Trump Administration Closing Stars and Stripes newspaper

Stars and Stripes will cease print and online publication at the end of the month. A bipartisan group of senators says the Pentagon should find money in its huge budget to continue funding.

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Allies and Former U.S. Officials Fear Trump Could Seek NATO Exit in a Second Term

President Trump is said to have spoken privately for years about withdrawing from the alliance, a move that critics say would be a major victory for Russia.

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The Few, the Proud, the White: The Marine Corps Balks at Promoting Generals of Color

A respected, combat-tested Black colonel has been passed over three times for promotion to brigadier general. What does his fate say about the Corps?

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Welcome, Democrats, to Wherever It Is That We Are

Is Biden-Harris the answer to the confusion and sorrow of Trump’s America?

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Trump Says He’ll Look Into a Pardon for Edward Snowden

The remarks seemed to be a shift for President Trump, who repeatedly called Mr. Snowden a “traitor” and “spy who should be executed” in the years before his election.

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U.S. Companies Vie for Funds in Race to Build Rare Earths Industry

The Trump administration is encouraging development of a domestic industry to produce critical metals now dominated by Chinese companies, but few players show clear long-term promise.

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Nixon Also Called In the Military Against Protesters

Washington’s police chief took the blame. But Nixon was behind the decision.

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U.S. to Cut 12,000 Forces in Germany

Defense Department officials say the redeployments will enhance American security and its ability to respond to threats. Allies and some in Congress see it as punishment to Germany.

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Pentagon Sidesteps Trump to Ban the Confederate Flag

The defense secretary lists the types of flags that are allowed to appear on bases worldwide. That flag does not fit.

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Long-Planned and Bigger Than Thought: Strike on Iran’s Nuclear Program

Some officials say that a joint American-Israeli strategy is evolving — some might argue regressing — to a series of short-of-war clandestine strikes.

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Congress Presses Military Leaders on Suspected Russian Bounties

Two House hearings grappled with a C.I.A. assessment that Russia offered payments to kill American troops in Afghanistan — and White House inaction on the months-old judgment.

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Army Officer Who Clashed With Trump Over Impeachment Set to Retire

The White House had made clear to Pentagon officials that President Trump did not want to see Lt. Col. Alexander S. Vindman promoted.

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The Swamp Is Coming From Inside Trump’s Campaign

Lobbyists like David Urban, whose connections start at the very top, are thriving as they help the president’s re-election effort while aiding corporate clients.

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Defense Secretary Faces White House Pressure on Aides and a Military Promotion

Senior Defense Department personnel who are perceived as White House critics are resigning or facing what is viewed as reprisal.

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Promotion in Jeopardy for Army Officer Who Challenged Trump on Ukraine

Military officials fear the White House may retaliate against Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman for his testimony in the House impeachment inquiry.

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Trump Speaks at West Point Graduation Amid Tensions With Military Leaders

The president said nothing about his clash with the Pentagon over sending active-duty troops to put down demonstrations protesting the death of George Floyd.

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Graduating West Point Cadets Isolate for Two Weeks Ahead of Trump Speech

The address comes as the coronavirus spreads — and during a breakdown in relations between the president and the nation’s top military leaders.

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U.S. to Sanction I.C.C. Investigators in War Crimes Inquiry

The International Criminal Court has collected evidence of torture, rape and other crimes by American forces during the war in Afghanistan.

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Trump Rejects Renaming Military Bases Named After Confederate Generals

By dismissing an idea under consideration by the Pentagon, the president positioned himself firmly against the movement to remove racist symbols and combat racism touched off by George Floyd’s death.

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Aggressive Tactics by National Guard, Ordered to Appease Trump, Wounded the Military, Too

Some members of the D.C. Guard — comprising more than 60 percent people of color — have not told family they were part of the crackdown. Guard leadership, concerned about public opposition, even warned against buying food from vendors.

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Pentagon Ordered National Guard Helicopters’ Aggressive Response in D.C.

The high-profile episode, after days of protests in Washington, was a turning point in the military’s response to unrest in the city.

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Milley, America’s Top General, Walks Into a Political Battle

The military that Gen. Mark A. Milley represents is facing what could be the worst schism with the American public since the fractious Vietnam War years.

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Trump Plans to Withdraw Some U.S. Troops From Germany, a Key NATO Ally

The plan is a further blow to America’s weakening European alliances and likely to be welcomed by President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia.

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Trump Agrees to Send Home Troops From Washington, Easing Tensions With the Pentagon

But what appeared to be an uneasy truce between the White House and military leaders did not mean the conflict was over.

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Trump and the Military: A Mutual Embrace Might Dissolve on America’s Streets

“There is a thin line between the tolerance we have witnessed from the military for three years and the point where it becomes intolerable,” said Douglas Lute, a retired three-star Army general.

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Trump and Tom Cotton Are Wrong. Don’t Send the Military to Protests.

President Trump threatens to bring a particularly authoritarian brand of executive power to American cities.

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Late Night Asks Why the Orange Chicken Crossed the Road

President Trump continued to get mocked for his photo op at St. John’s Episcopal Church after protests were forcibly broken up nearby.

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Trump Uses the Military to Prove His Manhood

The president’s response to the coronavirus that killed more than 100,000 people was lethargic and ineffective. But when it came to anti-racism protesters, it was time to call in the troops.

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Mark Esper Breaks With Trump on Using Troops Against Protestors

Mark Esper’s comments reflected the turmoil within the military over President Trump, who has said he could put active-duty troops on the streets to perform law enforcement functions.

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Trump’s Use of the Insurrection Act May Be a Final Straw for the Military

An apolitical army is central to American democracy. But the president is using the armed forces to subvert it.

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Former Commanders Fault Trump’s Use of Troops Against Protesters

Military helicopters sought to discourage protesters, and retired senior military leaders condemned their successors for deploying such tactics.

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As Virus Toll Preoccupies U.S., Rivals Test Limits of American Influence

The coronavirus may have changed almost everything, but it didn’t change this: Global competition spins ahead — and in many ways has accelerated.

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Senators Seek Answers on Coronavirus Protections at Guantánamo Bay

In a letter, they asked the Pentagon how the military is safeguarding troops and prisoners from an outbreak of Covid-19 given the base’s limited health care facilities.

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5 Takeaways on U.S. Involvement in the World’s Worst Humanitarian Crisis

Thousands of civilians have died in Yemen, and American-made bombs sold to the Saudis have played a key role as the White House has sought to boost the arms industry.

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Why Bombs Made in America Have Been Killing Civilians in Yemen

President Trump sees arms deals as jobs generators for firms like Raytheon, which has made billions in sales to the Saudi coalition. The Obama administration initially backed the Saudis too, but later regretted it as thousands died.

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A Rocket Attack. Two Narratives. This Is What Happened.

Nine Americans were injured last October in an attack by the Taliban in southern Afghanistan. The U.S. military said there were no casualties.

#afghan-national-security-forces, #afghanistan-war-2001, #defense-department, #esper-mark-t, #military-bases-and-installations, #taliban, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

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An Accidental Navy Chief Steers His Service Through a Storm

Adm. Michael M. Gilday appears determined that his recommendations on the Roosevelt case will be made based on Navy principles and not on fears of what the White House might want.

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Navy Secretary Orders Deeper Inquiry Into Virus-Stricken Ship

The investigation delays a decision on whether to reinstate the captain of the aircraft carrier Roosevelt, Brett E. Crozier, who has assumed the role of an unlikely hero.

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Navy Secretary Orders Deeper Inquiry Into Coronavirus-Stricken Ship

The investigation delays a decision on whether to reinstate the captain of the aircraft carrier Roosevelt, Brett E. Crozier, who has assumed the role of an unlikely hero.

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How Trump and His Team Covered Up the Coronavirus in Five Days

The president and senior officials manipulated Americans and played down the severity of the pandemic.

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Trump Commencement Address Summons West Point Cadets Back to Campus

The president’s off-again, on-again speech in June will bring back 1,000 cadets who had scattered across the country to help counter the coronavirus.

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U.S. Military Cutting Medevac Flights for Troops in West Africa

As Army Green Berets move to confront new threats in the Sahel, the Pentagon is reducing the number of helicopters available for casualty evacuation flights.

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