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‘I was instantly furious’ — Marine vet and Gold Star widow blasts Trump after seeing photo of him at her husband’s grave in Arlington
A Marine Corps veteran and Gold Star widow sharply criticized President Donald Trump after seeing a photo of him at her husband's grave in Arlington National Cemetery
Army chief calls combat a ‘last resort’ after Trump says military leaders want nothing but to fight ‘endless wars’
"We take this very, very seriously."
Wilkie says bigger VA budget is proof Trump backs veterans and troops
Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie cited increased spending and support for veterans and troops Sunday as a defense against allegations President Donald Trump routinely disparaged the military and called those who fell in battle "losers" and "suckers"
‘Disgusting’ — Biden blasts Trump for reportedly calling fallen US troops ‘suckers’
Joe Biden launched a fiery attack on President Donald Trump on Friday over reports that Trump privately called dead U.S. soldiers “losers” and “suckers,” saying that, if true, the statements were “disgusting"
Lawmakers want a congressional hearing on soldier deaths at Fort Hood
Republican U.S. Sen. John Cornyn has joined a bipartisan call for a congressional hearing on the “command climate and culture” at Fort Hood after the disappearances and deaths of several soldiers, including Army Spc. Vanessa Guillén, this year
Trump has vowed to save Stars and Stripes after the Pentagon moved to cut its funding
President Donald Trump decided Friday to continue funding the US military's editorially-independent newspaper Stars and Stripes, backtracking on his own administration's plans to end a paper that has been providing troops, veterans, military families, and civilians with news for decades
Defense secretary defends Trump amid claims he called America’s war dead ‘losers’
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Friday that President Donald Trump has respect and admiration for American troops and veterans after a magazine report said he had called fallen U.S. military personnel buried in Europe "losers" and declined to visit an American cemetery because he thought it unimportant
Trump swears he never called slain US service members ‘losers’
President Donald Trump on Thursday night strongly denied an explosive report that he had belittled Americans killed in the nation’s wars as “losers"
VA secretary dismisses mail-order prescription delays as ‘conspiracy theories’ despite his department confirming they were real
The top leader of the Department of Veterans Affairs wrote in a Wednesday op-ed that reported delays in mail-order prescription deliveries due to changes at the U.S. Postal Service amounted to little more than "conspiracy theories,” despite his agency confirming those deliveries have recently been delayed on average by roughly 25 percent
Gold Star dad of Navy SEAL killed days after Trump took office says not to trust president ‘with your kid’s life or your own’
"If you hear one thing, let it be this: don't trust Donald Trump with your kid's life or your own."
500 Wisconsin National Guard troops to deploy to Kenosha following deadly night of protests
President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that Gov. Tony Evers has agreed to accept federal policing assistance in Kenosha as the city braces for a fourth day of racial unrest
Marines who appeared in Trump RNC video did not violate DoD policy, Corps says
"Their official duty is to assist the President in office; those duties include opening doors for the President"
Army vet Sen. Tammy Duckworth brands Trump ‘coward in chief’ for failing to confront Russia
U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth, a decorated U.S. Army veteran who lost her legs in the Iraq war, branded President Trump as America's "coward in chief" on Thursday in a scathing Democratic National Convention speech portraying him as a puppet of Russian President Vladimir Putin
The Army is investigating two soldiers for appearing in uniform during a Democratic campaign event
"Wearing a uniform to a partisan political event like this is prohibited"
How the battle over the US Postal Service is costing veterans dearly
"The whole picture really isn't being shown with regards to how this transcends the whole veteran population who are being impacted by these delays."
Trump rejects proposal to cut military healthcare by $2.2 billion
President Donald Trump said late on Monday he has rejected a Pentagon proposal to cut military healthcare by $2.2 billion
Trump says he is considering a pardon for NSA leaker Edward Snowden
President Donald Trump said on Saturday he is considering a pardon for Edward Snowden, the former U.S. National Security Agency contractor — now living in Russia— whose spectacular leaks shook the U.S. intelligence community in 2013
Trump privately discussed replacing SecDef Esper after the 2020 election
President Donald Trump has privately discussed with advisers the possibility of replacing Defense Secretary Mark Esper after the November election in the wake of a number of differences between them, a source familiar with the internal debate said on Wednesday
The US did not fully assess civilian risks when pushing arms sales to Saudi Arabia, watchdog report says
The U.S. Department of State did not fully evaluate the risk of civilian casualties when it pushed through a massive sale of precision-guided munitions to Saudi Arabia last year, a government watchdog's report said on Tuesday
Russia is targeting Joe Biden in its latest election-meddling effort, US intelligence says
Russia has continued its support for President Donald Trump by actively trying to undermine the candidacy of Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, according to a U.S. intelligence assessment released Friday that suggested wide-ranging foreign threats to the November election
Court rules against soldier who says he was forced to retire due to his Christian and conservative beliefs
A former master sergeant in the Army Band who claims service officials forced him into retirement because of expressions of his Christian faith and conservative opinions says he plans to appeal after an adverse ruling in his case.
The Senate denied this divisive nominee a role at the Pentagon. Trump put him in a new job anyway
After failing to secure a Senate confirmation hearing, U.S. President Donald Trump's most divisive nominee for a Pentagon position so far has taken a different, less-senior policy role at the Defense Department, a spokeswoman said on Sunday
Officials dispute Trump’s claim that the US military is preparing COVID-19 vaccine distribution
President Donald Trump says the U.S. military has an elaborate plan to distribute a coronavirus vaccine across the country at rapid speed. But defense and administration officials say otherwise
Federal law enforcement officers are pulling out of Portland
Federal troops will begin a phased withdrawal from downtown Portland, ceding some security functions to Oregon state troopers and local law enforcement after two months of protests, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Oregon Governor Kate Brown said on Wednesday
A new bill would give thousands of vets a second chance by expanding special courts nationwide
A new bill on its way to President Donald Trump's desk would give thousands of veterans a second chance after being charged with certain nonviolent crimes