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‘Now is the time where you bend the rules’ — Inside a US Marine veteran’s fight to get his Afghan interpreter to safety
"Please, don’t leave them behind.”
Indecision, ignorance, and incompetence: How top US leaders lost Afghanistan
'You wouldn’t invent how to do infantry operations [or] artillery at the start of a war ... you need to have people who think about reconstruction 24/7.'
Biden says US will stop supporting ‘offensive operations’ in Yemen
The Pentagon was silent on what specific "offensive operations" would be halted.
The State Department wished the Air Force a happy birthday with a photo of the Navy’s Blue Angels
The State Department failed miserably in a now-deleted tweet that featured the Navy's Blue Angels instead of literally any other Air Force jet
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...
The US is officially rejecting Beijing’s ‘predatory’ claims to most of the South China Sea
The U.S. is aligning its South China Sea policy with a 2016 international arbitration tribunal ruling and officially rejecting many of China's claims to the contested waterway, Secretary of State...
Trump fired top State Department watchdog over probe into Saudi arms sales, lawmakers say
President Donald Trump may have fired State Department Inspector General Steve Linick because he was investigating U.S. military sales to Saudi Arabia, Democratic lawmakers said on Monday, although Secretary of...
The US just designated a white supremacist group as ‘terrorists’ for the first time
The Russian Imperial Movement is "in the business of providing training to Neo-Nazis and white supremacists across Europe," the State Department said.
Planned $1 billion cut in US aid would come from Pentagon fund for Afghan security forces
"The idea they would cut security forces funding goes against U.S. national security interests."
350 American coronavirus evacuees arrive at Travis AFB
The evacuees will be quarantined for 14 days after landing, said the Department of Defense.
The US is offering a ton of cash for help hunting down those responsible for the 2017 Niger attack
The announcement comes exactly two years after four Special Forces soldiers were killed in the ambush.
The US sent bomb-sniffing dogs to Jordan. Now they’re dying from improper care
U.S.-trained bomb-sniffing dogs sent to ally Jordan are losing their will to work and dying due to improper care, a recently released Department of State inspector general evaluation found
Swords, rifles, and booze: These were the gifts given to Pentagon officials in 2017
Gifts to military officials on the list seemed to be heavy on swords and sabers, though watches were also a favorite.
Retired Marine General Tapped By Trump Administration To Develop ‘Arab NATO’ Resigns
The retired Marine general who was tapped by the Trump administration to resolve a dispute with Qatar and develop what's been dubbed an "Arab NATO" has resigned from his position.
Russia Indicts Marine Veteran Paul Whelan On Spying Charges
Russia detained Whelan on Dec. 28 as he was traveling to Moscow for a fellow Marine's wedding, according to his family.
This Analysis Of Taliban Peace Talks Started Out As A Conversation About Hemorrhoids
Your friendly Pentagon correspondent had a great idea for this Run-Down: Drinking too much coffee and eating MREs with chili … Continued
Marines May Be Headed For Taiwan For The First Time Since 1979
The U.S. State Department has issued a request for U.S. Marines to be stationed in Taiwan for the protection of … Continued
She Fought In Desert Storm. Now The Kuwaitis Are Torturing Her Son And The US Won’t Intervene
When Barbara Jennings made her first trip to the Middle East in 1991, she was a soldier, deployed to Saudi … Continued
‘Only The Strong Survive In Here’: A Conversation With An American Veteran Serving Life In A Kuwaiti Prison
On the morning of Feb. 21, an American official with the U.S. Embassy in Kuwait paid a visit to Jermaine … Continued
American Veterans Say They’re Being Abused In A Kuwaiti Prison And The US Government Hardly Cares
“What they should really be worried about is going to prison for life."
It’s Time We Address The Consequences Of America’s Recent Wars
In 2010, John Kael Weston came home after seven years as a State Department official and advisor in Iraq and … Continued
6 Spies Who Risked It All For Drugs, Fame, Sex, And Diamonds
Spies. Subterfuge. Clandestine operations. Nothing gets people going like a thrilling tale of espionage — it’s no wonder that movie … Continued
1 In 3 Iraqis Think The US Actively Supports ISIS
The U.S. State Department Inspector General's Office found that one in three Iraqis believe the United Stated backs the Islamic … Continued