Senators ask Equifax how it will help US service members hit by breach
Senators, Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., and Dean Heller, R-Nev., have asked credit monitoring service Equifax to explain how it is protecting the 1.3 million active-duty servicemembers affected by a massive data breach this year. The senators sent Equifax CEO Richard F. Smith a letter on Tuesday asking the company to... Read more
Trump states to the U.N. delegation U.S. is ready to destroy North Korea
President Donald Trump’s first address to the United Nations General Assembly included forceful messages against North Korea, the Iranian government and Islamic terrorism. If the United States is “forced to defend itself and its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea,” he said. He said North... Read more
Mattis looking at military culture behind recent spike of non-combat deaths
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is looking into whether the military has an inability to say “no,” and whether that culture may be part of the reason behind a spate of non-combat troop deaths in recent months. Since June, at least 56 service members have been killed or injured in... Read more
Secretary Mattis Issues Guidance on Transgender Personnel Service
WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2017 — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has issued interim guidance on military service by transgender individuals based on direction received. The Memorandum of instructions takes effect immediately, Jim Mattis directed. In a memorandum to the services and DoD components, the secretary said the interim guidance will be... Read more
Secretary Jim Mattis will send 3,000 additional troops to Afghanistan
The United States will send more than 3,000 additional troops to Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday. Mattis told reporters at the Pentagon he expected to sign an order sending the troops soon, but offered few details. “The president has been very clear that we are not going to... Read more
Jim Mattis no need yet to shoot down North Korean missiles
WASHINGTON — The U.S. has seen no need to shoot down North Korean missiles test-fired in Japan’s direction, but a future missile launch that threatens U.S. or Japanese territory will “elicit a different response from us,” Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday. He also said, without elaboration, that the... Read more
Several Hundred Dreamers in the military face more than DACA deadline
Several hundred Dreamers who enlisted in the Army through a special program are worried that they will be deported before they get to serve. For most Dreamers participants in the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, a countdown to an uncertain future began last week... Read more
President Trump want to add a parade to showcase U.S. Military might
NEW YORK — Who doesn’t love a parade? To a city that already offers many, President Donald Trump wants to add one that showcases U.S. military might. The military parade would take place on July 4 in Washington with, as Trump envisions it, tanks and planes rolling down and... Read more
U.S. Army broke ground for new permanent base in Beersheba, Israel
U.S. and Israeli officers broke ground in Israel on Monday for a permanent U.S. Army base that will house dozens of U.S. soldiers, operating under the American flag, and charged with the mission of defending against rocket and missile attack. The American permanent base, officers in Israel say, will... Read more
Family members set up a legal defense fund for Michael Flynn
Siblings of former national security adviser Michael Flynn have set up a legal defense fund to ease the “tremendous financial burden” they say he has tied to ongoing investigations. “The enormous expense of attorneys’ fees and other related expenses far exceed their ability to pay,” Joe Flynn and Barbara Redgate,... Read more