Tag: Military

Trump Orders 2,200 Troops to Leave Iraq

The United States will reduce the troop presence in Iraq from 5,200 to 3,000 during the month of September. According to Fox News: The top U.S. commander in the Middle East announced in Baghdad Wednesday that 2,200 U.S. troops will withdraw from Iraq by the end of this month. Marine Gen. Frank McKenzie made the announcement alongside the Iraqi Minister

White House Memo Directs Pentagon to Build New Icebreaker Fleet

A White House memo has directed the Pentagon to begin the process of building a new Arctic and Antarctic icebreaking fleet. According to The Washington Free Beacon: A recent White House memo directs the Pentagon and other executive departments to provide a roadmap by early August for creating a security fleet of icebreaker ships, Fox News reported Monday. The

United States Looking at Possible Troop ‘Adjustments’ in South Korea

A new report indicates that the United States is looking at possible troop “adjustments” in South Korea, which is a major ally to the United States. According to The Washington Free Beacon: The Pentagon is considering making “adjustments” to the American military presence in South Korea, the Associated Press reported Tuesday. Though Secretary of Defense Mark Esper

Grassley Predicts Senate Would Override Trump’s Veto of Defense Bill

Senator Chuck Grassley has predicted that the Senate would likely override President Trump’s veto of the defense bill over the fight to rename American military bases. According to The Hill: Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is warning that Congress would likely override President Trump if he vetoes a mammoth defense policy bill amid the fight over a plan to rename Army bases

Senate GOP Come to Trump’s Defense on Russian Bounties

Senate Republicans are defending President Trump’s response to Russian bounties as Democrat’s work to churn up another scandal. According to The Hill: Senate Republicans are defending President Trump’s handling of intelligence claiming that Russia’s military intelligence units offered bounties to Taliban militants to kill U.S. troops, arguing the evidence of bounties has not received sufficient verification.

UNUSUAL: Polish Leader to Visit Trump Days Before Polish Election

In an unusual move, Polish President Andrzej Duda will visit Washington and meet with President Trump. The move is viewed as unusual because it comes just days before the Polish presidential election. According to The Hill: President Trump will welcome Polish President Andrzej Duda to the White House on Wednesday, the first visit of a foreign head of state

Trump Set to Lay Out Plan to Prevent Veteran Suicides

President Trump is expected to unveil a plan that aims to prevent veteran suicides. According to This Hill: The road map calls for 10 recommendations, including a national public health messaging campaign around suicide, changes to how research on veteran suicide is conducted and suicide prevention training across professions, according to senior administration officials. Trump is

REPORT: Over 8500 Airmen Apply to Join Space Force

Trump’s Space Force seems to be gaining in popularity as a new report shows over 8500 U.S. Airmen have applied to join the force. According to The Hill: More than 8,500 airmen volunteered to join the Space Force during May, the first month applications to transfer into the military’s newest branch were accepted, it said Tuesday.

REPORT: US Military Withdrawing Troops From Afghanistan Ahead of Schedule

A new report has indicated that President Trump is bringing our troops home ahead of schedule. According to The Hill: Concerns about the ongoing coronavirus pandemic have led U.S. officials to accelerate the drawdown of troops in Afghanistan ahead of a deadline agreed upon by the U.S. and the Taliban earlier this year. Reuters reported that