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Pentagon lays out how military will support Homeland Security on the border

DURHAM, N.C. — The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff laid out the process for military support to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security during a discussion with students in Duke University’s Program in American Grand Strategy yesterday. The U.S. military has stepped out smartly to support DHS, Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford said. There are now 5,200 active-duty personnel helping Customs ...

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Mattis: Russia and China are greatest threats to U.S., Iran and North Korea are threats to neighbors

General Mattis Senate Confirmation live stream

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis shared the thinking behind the new National Defense Strategy during a discussion at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington yesterday. Defense Secretary James N. Mattis speaks at the United States Institute of Peace, in a discussion moderated by Stephen J. Hadley, the chair of the institute’s board of directors, in Washington, Oct. 30, ...

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Here’s how many troops will deploy to the U.S.-Mexico border in ‘Operation Faithful Patriot’ and when they will get there

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan, Commander, United States Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command General Terrence John O’Shaughnessy, and Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Global Security Kenneth P. Rapuano hosted a joint press conference Monday on the Department of Defense deployment to the Southwest border. [Highlights below the video] In a military deployment dubbed ...

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Judicial Watch Sues Defense Department on Behalf of Whistleblower Who Lost Security Clearance after Raising Questions about Prominent Trump Spygate Figure

Government watchdog group Judicial Watch is suing the Department of Defense on behalf of a Pentagon analyst who said he was stripped of his security clearance after raising concerns about contracts given to Stefan Halper, the FBI informant who spied on the Trump campaign according to a press release. “Mr. Lovinger was targeted because he blew the whistle on Stefan ...

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Pentagon Officials Will House Nearly 20,000 Migrant Children On Military Bases

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  by Chris White The Department of Defense plans on holding about 20,000 migrant children on military bases across the country as the Trump administration ramps up border enforcement, The Washington Post reported Thursday. Pentagon officials notified lawmakers on Wednesday night that officials at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) asked whether beds could be provided for children at installations ...

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President Trump orders DoD to establish “Space Force” to expand economy and enhance national security

Donald Trump and Mike Pence meeting of National Space Council 6-18-18

President Donald Trump announced Monday that he has ordered the Department of Defense to create the “Space Force” as the nation’s sixth military branch. The announcement came during the president’s remarks as he and Vice President Mike Pence attended a meeting of the National Space Council. [Video] “My administration is reclaiming America’s heritage as the world’s greatest space-faring nation,” he ...

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Trump and administration officials suddenly cancel trips

President Donald Trump canceled his trip to the Summit of the Americas on Tuesday, other members of his administration have also canceled trips planned for this week. “President Trump will not attend the 8th Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru or travel to Bogota, Colombia as originally scheduled,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement Tuesday. ...

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What’s in the budget bill that President Trump just signed

President Donald Trump signed a new budget bill, H.R. 1892, into law on Friday that pushes most of the difficult budget debate issues into March while funding defense, opioid addiction, infrastructure and more for two years. H.R. 1892 was originally titled “The Hometown Heroes Act” and was intended to allow the flying of the U.S. Flag at half-staff in the ...

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Pentagon retweets post demanding Trump step down

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The Defense Department admitted Thursday that its press operation had “erroneously” retweeted a message calling for the resignations of President Donald Trump and Senator Al Franken. The tweet was quickly un-retweeted, but not before being noticed by Twitter users that follow the Pentagon account. One of the people operating the DoD’s Twitter account was at fault according to a quick ...

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Trump Announces Mattis as Defense Secretary at Ohio Rally

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Donald Trump kicked off his USA Thank You Rally in Cincinnati, Ohio and during the oversold event, he announced that General “Mad Dog” Mattis would be his pick for Secretary of Defense. President Obama appointed General Mattis to replace General Petraeus in August 2010.  Mattis had previously commanded United States Joint Forces Command from 2007 to 2010 and served concurrently as ...

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Rebuttal of Robert Gates and his BS book

Today,  a book by former Defense Secretary Robert Gates will hit the stores. Already some parts of it have been released to the media, which, depending on their political preferences, have focused on the parts favorable or unfavorable to Obama and the Democrats. But equally (if not more) important is Robert Gates’ disastrous tenure as Defense Secretary under both Presidents ...

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Beware: Leftist Plan For Even Deeper Cuts in America’s Deterrent

On June 19th, in Berlin, Barack Obama announced his plan to cut America’s strategic nuclear deterrent further, to a paltry 1,000 warheads, from the 1,550 warheads allowed by the New START treaty – unilaterally if Russia doesn’t agree to a new accord. Leftist subversives gathered at this year’s Netroots convention universally applauded Obama’s proposal and discussed among each other how ...

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Defense Issues Weekly – May 28th

NOTE: From this edition forward, Defense Issues Weekly will appear on weekdays. This week, it will appear on Tuesday, and afterwards, it will appear on Mondays. US on course to gut its military… With sequestration in effect and no prospect of it being cancelled, the DOD will have to cut an additional $550 bn from its budget over the next ...

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