Members of the United Nations laughed during President Donald Trump's speech to the General Assembly after he claimed that his White House had accomplished "almost more than any administration in the history" of the United States.
The non-laugh line and the amusement from the audience that followed knocked Trump off from his prepared text, before he improvised: "So true. Didn't expect that reaction but that's okay."
President Trump at @UN General Assembly: "In less than two years my administration has accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of our country…so true."
Besides that unsettling moment, the president emphasized his "America First" agenda in the roughly 40-minute speech. He mentioned his "tremendous progress" with North Korea's Kim Jong-un, while criticizing Iran as sowing "chaos, death, and destruction" outside its borders.
"We are standing up for America and the American people and we are also standing up for the world," he said.
Two airmen were administratively punished for drinking at the missile launch control center for 150 nuclear LGM-30G Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles at F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Wyoming, the Air Force confirmed to Task & Purpose on Friday.
Two F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters recently flew a mission in the Middle East in "beast mode," meaning they were loaded up with as much firepower as they could carry.
The F-35s with the 4th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron took off from Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates to execute a mission in support of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, Air Forces Central Command revealed. The fifth-generation fighters sacrificed their high-end stealth to fly with a full loadout of weaponry on their wings.
The U.S. Senate closed out the week before Memorial Day by confirming Gen. James McConville as the Army's new chief of staff and Adm. Bill Moran as the Navy's new chief of naval operations.
McConville, previously vice chief of staff of the Army, was confirmed on Thursday along with his successor, Lt Gen. Joseph Marin. Moran, currently vice chief of naval operations, was confirmed Friday along with his successor, Vice Adm. Robert Burke.
The Pentagon is producing precisely diddly-squat in terms of proof that Iran is behind recent attacks in the Middle East, requiring more U.S. troops be sent to the region.
Adm. Michael Gilday, director of the Joint Staff, said on Friday that the U.S. military is extending the deployment of about 600 troops with four Patriot missile batteries already in the region and sending close to 1,000 other service members to the Middle East in response to an Iranian "campaign" against U.S. forces.