Military Names Air Force Judge for Guantánamo Bay 9/11 Trial. But There’s a Snag.

The latest judge assigned to the long-running death penalty case is based in Virginia and has had a military career focused on defense work, but he has been on the bench for less than two years.

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U.S.-Russia Military Tensions Intensify in the Air and on the Ground Worldwide

Recent altercations in Europe, the Middle East and off the coast of Alaska have heightened tensions between the two rival powers.

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Medics Save Lives. Let Them.

The U.S. military, with its experience in disasters and its multiple medical corps, could do more to end the pandemic.

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Military Surveillance Planes Didn’t Spy on Protesters, Pentagon Report Finds

But the Air Force’s inspector general concluded that National Guard officials failed to obtain prior approval from Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper to use the planes.

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Air Force Helicopter Hit by Gunfire Was Forced to Make Emergency Landing, F.B.I. Says

One crew member was treated at a hospital for injuries that were not life-threatening, according to the authorities, who said they were investigating the shooting.

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Gaps in Vetting Visas Allowed Saudi Gunman Into U.S. Pilot Training

The gunman who killed three in Florida was not directed by Al Qaeda, nor inspired solely by online ideology. He was a new kind of terrorist, harder to spot: an extremely enterprising freelancer.

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Air Force Sergeant With Ties to Extremist Group Charged in Federal Officer’s Death

The sergeant had expressed his allegiance to the so-called boogaloo movement, an extremist ideology that seeks to overthrow the U.S. government.

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U.S. Fighter Jet Crashes in Britain, With One Pilot Aboard

The British authorities were searching for the pilot, whose status American officials said was “unknown at this time.”

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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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Air Force Removes Height Requirement to Attract More Women Pilots

The Air Force said it was dispensing with a restriction that effectively eliminated about 44 percent of American women between the ages of 20 and 29.

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For African-Americans in Uniform, It’s Duty, Honor, Country. But Don’t Expect to Lead.

Seventy-five years after integration, the military’s upper echelons remain the domain of white men.

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