The USS Harry S. Truman and ships assigned to its carrier trike group in the Atlantic Ocean during an exercise, February 16, 2018. (U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Swofford)

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The Pentagon has tried twice in the past year to push a plan that would retire the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman decades early and cut its air wing.

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The main gate at Naval Air Station Pensacola is seen on Navy Boulevard in Pensacola, Florida, U.S. March 16, 2016. Picture taken March 16, 2016. U(.S. Navy/Patrick Nichols via Reuters)

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon said on Thursday that it found no threat in its review of about 850 military students from Saudi Arabia studying in the United States, following a Dec. 6 shooting by a Saudi Air Force officer who killed three people at a base in Florida.

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Guy Roberts (DoD photo)

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Guy Roberts, the former assistant secretary of defense for nuclear, chemical, biological defense programs, resigned in April, USA Today reported Thursday, in the midst of an investigation by the Pentagon Inspector General into reports of sexual harassment.

A report from the inspector general, released to the public Tuesday, contains allegations of inappropriate touching from three of Roberts' subordinates, including an incident in which Roberts, after a meeting at a restaurant with one subordinate and a government official, hugged the subordinate and kissed her on the cheek. "While hugging [the subordinate] Mr. Roberts whispered 'I love you'" according to the report.

Roberts was accused of several other incidents of sexual harassment, with that employee and others, creating "a hostile, intimidating, and offensive work environment for women" on his staff.

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Construction crews erect new border wall along the U.S.–Mexico border near Yuma, Arizona, August 20, 2019 (Customs and Border Patrol photo/Glenn Fawcett)

A federal judge in El Paso has issued a nationwide injunction against the Trump administration's use of military construction funds to build a border wall.

U.S. District Judge David Briones said in a memorandum filed Tuesday that funds appropriated by Congress to the Department of Defense for construction projects can't be diverted to build a border wall.

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The main gate at Naval Air Station Pensacola is seen on Navy Boulevard in Pensacola, Florida, U.S. March 16, 2016. Picture taken March 16, 2016. (U.S. Navy/Patrick Nichols/Handout via Reuters)

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The Navy pledged Friday to find ways to upgrade security procedures and prevent future attacks following two shootings and a fatal gate runner incident at naval bases in Virginia, Hawaii and Florida in the last week.

Defense Secretary Mark Esper also announced he is "considering several steps to ensure the security of our military installations and the safety of our service members and their families," although he did not give details.

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The number of people killed by the Global War on Terror now stands at 801,000, nearly half of which were likely civilians, according to new research conducted by Brown University's Costs of War project.

Though the numbers are staggering, it may not tell the whole story, researchers warn. Since the study only tallied the number of direct war deaths (including drone strikes and IEDs), the real death toll may be much higher. Indirect deaths, such as veteran suicides or deaths caused by lack of access to food, water, medicine and/or related infrastructure, remain uncounted; and some direct combat deaths just haven't been recorded, researchers said.

"Indeed, we may never know the total direct death toll in these wars," Brown researchers observed in a 2018 paper. "For example, tens of thousands of civilians may have died in retaking Mosul and other cities from ISIS but their bodies have likely not been recovered."

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