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A soldier charged in the Capitol riot enlisted months after FBI interviews

Spec. James Phillip Mault joined the Army in May, officials said, months after the FBI determined his presence at the Capitol.
  • Oct 14, 2021

Hundreds of thousands of U.S. troops have not yet complied with vaccine mandate as deadlines near

Lopsided rates across the individual services and a spike in deaths among military reservists illustrate how political division over the shots has seeped into a nonpartisan force with unambiguous orders.
  • Oct 10, 2021

Ex-Walter Reed head of prosthetics gets 8 months in prison for accepting gifts from supplier in exchange for hospital business

David Laufer, 64, pleaded guilty last year to accepting gratuities as a public official.
  • Oct 3, 2021

Lawsuit seeks to halt Biden’s vaccination mandates for federal workforce

Military officers, a Secret Service agent and others cite religious and medical objections and a “usurpation” of constitutional rights.
  • Sep 30, 2021
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Can military leaders answer for Afghanistan?

This week in Congress, top military officials are testifying on what went wrong in the U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. Will anyone in the government be held accountable?
  • Sep 29, 2021
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U.S. lost war in Afghanistan through miscalculations spanning multiple administrations, Milley tells lawmakers

President Biden’s top military adviser declared Wednesday that the Afghanistan war was “lost,” marking the first time such a senior commander has so bluntly stated in public that the 20-year campaign ended in defeat.
  • Sep 29, 2021

Military leaders, refusing to fault Biden, say troop withdrawal ensured Afghanistan’s collapse

Tuesday’s Senate Armed Services Committee hearing marked the first time senior Defense Department officials have faced lawmakers publicly since last month’s hasty evacuation from Kabul.
  • Sep 28, 2021

Milley defends calls made to his Chinese counterpart, saying they were sanctioned and briefed across the administration

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff insisted he was ‘faithfully executing’ the intent of President Trump
  • Sep 28, 2021

Military leaders wanted U.S. contingent force in Afghanistan; fall of Kabul led to full withdrawal

Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, testified Tuesday before the Senate Armed Services Committee as it examines the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.
  • Sep 28, 2021

Inside the Afghanistan airlift: Split-second decisions, relentless chaos drove historic military mission

While nearly every aspect of the airlift has been politicized in the United States, the rescue of nearly 124,000 people in such a narrow time frame will go down as a historic accomplishment — albeit one overshadowed by tragedy
  • Sep 27, 2021
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