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President Trump says U.S. will declare North Korea a state sponsor of terror
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Monday that the U.S. will designate North Korea as a state sponsor of terror amid heightened nuclear tensions on the Korean peninsula. Trump said the designation will impose further penalties on the country. He called it a long overdue step and part... Read more
Pentagon praises $80 Billion B-21 bomber program for meeting cost goals
The Air Force’s classified next-generation bomber program began with a solid plan for meeting cost goals and warfighting requirements, which include an option to fly unmanned missions, according to a newly declassified audit from the Pentagon’s inspector general. The early praise for the $80 billion B-21 program came about... Read more
Border agent dies after being injured near the US-Mexico border in Texas
VAN HORN, Texas (AP) — Authorities are searching Texas’ Big Bend area for potential suspects and witnesses after a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent was fatally injured responding to activity there. Border Patrol spokesmen said they could not provide any details Sunday on what caused the agent’s injuries... Read more
President Trump administration releases rules on disclosing cyber flaws
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration publicly released on Wednesday its rules for deciding whether to disclose cyber security flaws or keep them secret, in an effort to bring more transparency to a process that has long been cloaked in mystery. The move is an attempt by the U.S.... Read more
Top Nuclear Commander would refuse illegal nuclear strike from Trump
The top nuclear commander in the U.S. said Saturday he would refuse an order to conduct a nuclear strike from President Trump if he thought the launch was illegal. Air Force Gen. John Hyten, commander of U.S. Strategic Command, said at the Halifax International Security Forum in Halifax, Nova... Read more
Dr. Christine McGinn a Transgender Navy Veteran performed the sex surgery on the servicemember
The Pentagon released a statement in reference to the military Servicemember who received the sex-reassignment surgery. This afternoon, an active-duty military member received a sex-reassignment surgery. Military hospitals do not have the surgical expertise to perform this type of surgery, therefore it was conducted in a private hospital,” the... Read more
Pentagon released information about sexual assault reports by installations
The Department of Defense released information about the number of sexual assault reports made at installations around the world for fiscal years 2013 through 2016 (click here for the report). The department reports these same numbers, but in aggregate, each year. “One of the features of the department’s reporting... Read more
Leeann Tweeden coming out against Senator Al Franken was necessary
In an emotional interview on CNN on Thursday afternoon, Los Angeles TV and radio host Leeann Tweeden said that coming forward with her allegation that Sen. Al Franken. He kissed and groped her without her consent was painful, but necessary in order to help “change the culture.” “I’ve been... Read more
Pentagon Leaders address North Korea, ISIS, Budget in News Conference
 It is too soon to tell if there may be an opening for talks with North Korea about denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, Defense Department officials said today. At a news conference, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said she wouldn’t speculate on what North Korea’s activities are or... Read more
Pentagon to start research on missile banned by arms treaty with Russia
The Pentagon has started research to develop a missile banned by an arms treaty with Russia in an effort to get Moscow back into compliance with the treaty, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. Citing unnamed U.S. officials, the newspaper reported that the U.S. military has been conducting preliminary... Read more