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A Marine vet stood in silent protest outside the Utah Capitol so long that his shoes melted
Todd Winn, a U.S. Marine veteran, made a powerful statement while supporting the Black Lives Matter movement on Friday, standing alone in full dress uniform in front of the Utah Capitol as temperatures rose to 100 degrees
89 former national security leaders call on Trump to not use active-duty troops against protesters
"This is not a mission for which troops have been trained and equipped; it would put both them and their fellow Americans at great risk"
First black nominee for Air Force chief shares his lifelong struggle against racism in a powerful video
I’m thinking … about my own experiences, that didn’t always sing of liberty and equality. I’m thinking about living in two worlds, each with their own perspective and views.”
Several hundred more active-duty troops ordered to leave the Washington DC region
The withdrawal of active-duty forces from around the nation's capital continues
Army grounds crew of helicopter that flew low over protests amid official investigation
The Army immediately grounded the crew as soon as the investigation was launched on Monday
Statement from Air Force general nominated for Chief of Staff on the death of George Floyd
“As the Commander of Pacific Air Forces, a senior leader in our Air Force, and an African-American, many of you...
McRaven: ‘Nothing morally right’ about forcefully clearing protestors so Trump can have church photo op
Retired Adm. William McRaven said Friday morning that there was "nothing morally right" about forcefully clearing protesters from a park so that President Donald Trump could walk over to a damaged church and take photos holding a Bible
Soldiers pull Black Lives Matter signs, Confederate flag from vehicles after viral confrontation
A heated exchange between two Fort Campbell soldiers was captured on video
CNO speaks out on racism and George Floyd
U.S. Navy Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday's message to Sailors amid nationwide protests in response to the death...
Army reverses plan to send troops home from Washington area amid nationwide protests
President Donald Trump's Pentagon chief shot down his idea of using troops to quell protests Wednesday but then reversed course on pulling part of the 82nd Airborne Division off standby in an extraordinary clash between the U.S. military and its commander in chief
Army reservist, former airman and sailor allegedly plotted to terrorize Las Vegas protests
Three right-wing extremists from Southern Nevada wanted to take advantage of the anger over George Floyd’s death in Minnesota and planned on inciting a riot
‘Glad he is gone’ — Trump hits back at Mattis for accusing him of dividing the nation
Just hours after his former secretary of defense sharply criticized him in a rare statement, President Donald Trump called out Jim Mattis on Twitter, writing that he is "glad he is gone."
Here are all the current and former military leaders blasting Trump’s response to nationwide protests
Since the earliest days of his presidency, President Donald Trump has showered "his generals" with an absurd amount of adoration, transforming America's military brass from mere advisors to symbols of legitimacy and trust within his administration. Those days are over
James Mattis: Trump ‘tries to divide us’ and we must reject those who ‘make a mockery of our Constitution’
National Guard investigating whether low-flying helicopter was used to intimidate protesters
The D.C. National Guard is investigating why this helicopter was hovering so low over protesters.
SecDef Esper rejects use of Insurrection Act to deploy active-duty troops for riot control
"I do not support invoking the Insurrection Act"
Spike Lee takes on Vietnam and the turmoil of the Trump era in Netflix’s ‘Da 5 Bloods’
Last Friday morning, director Spike Lee woke up at his home in New York City and surveyed the day's fresh...
‘Racism is real in America’ — SecDef Esper condemns the killing of George Floyd
"Racism is real in America and we must all do our very best to recognize it, to confront it, and to eradicate it"
What the Houston riots of 1917 tell us about police brutality and status in America
Police brutality is an issue that’s bedeviled the country since formal police forces began to organize in the late 19th century, and America’s armed forces are no exception
SecDef Esper says he ‘didn’t know’ where he was going during Trump’s controversial church photo-op
Secretary of Defense Mark Esper says he "didn't know" where he was going when he walked with the president through a park forcefully cleared of protesters for a photo-op at a damaged church
These are the active-duty units deployed to the DC region for protests
Some 1,600 active-duty soldiers are now staged just outside Washington, D.C. awaiting possible orders to support protest response in the city, the Pentagon announced Tuesday night
‘Every American should be outraged’ at police conduct in the death of George Floyd, Air Force’s top officer says
“What happens on America’s streets is also resident in our Air Force ... we will own our part and confront it head on."
Explainer: Can Trump send the US military to quell violence at protests?
President Donald Trump on Monday suggested he would use federal troops to end unrest that has erupted following the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man killed in police custody last week
SecDef Esper: governors need to ‘dominate the battlespace’ to end nationwide unrest
President Donald Trump criticized governors for being weak amid continued nationwide unrest on a phone call Monday. During that call, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper urged state leaders to "dominate the battlespace," a reference to U.S. cities
The number of National Guardsmen mobilized to address civil unrest tripled in a single day
The number of National Guard personnel who have been mobilized to respond to civil unrest tripled from 5,000 to more than 17,000 in just one day