Your friend and humble narrator is no longer assigned to the Pentagon beat. From now on, this reporter is a “Keeping up with President Trump” correspondent because the president makes rapid-fire policy decisions every time he speaks or tweets.

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Beloved readers: The U.S. military has been such a target rich environment for stories as of late that covering the Pentagon has felt like drinking from a firehose. Just when the news gods seemed to be finished with their coke binge, Kanye West proposed to President Trump that he replace Air Force One with a hydrogen-powered iPlane that may or may not exist in real life.

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U.S. Marine Corps photo / Cpl. Anthony Morales.

On the question of whether the U.S. military will hold large-scale exercises in South Korea next year, the answer is a definitive “maybe.”

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Associated Press photo.

President Trump, who received five draft deferments during the Vietnam War, said on Friday that he is considering issuing a pardon to legendary boxer and civil rights activist Muhammad Ali, whose conviction for refusing to be inducted was already overturned by the Supreme Court more than four decades ago.

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U.S. Army photo / Elizabeth Fraser.

There is absolutely nothing that troops love more than standing at attention in formation — especially in the hot sun.

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AP Photo by Evan Vucci

More than 48 hours since President Trump signaled imminent military action in response to a reported Syrian chemical weapons attack, any element of “surprise” has long been lost.

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