Stories tagged: "military"


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What Veterans Are Saying About Trump and the Russian Bounties: ‘I Don’t Think He Cares About Troops at All’

Trump's relationship with the nation's military community has been frequently strained. But just four months before the November election, reports that he either ignored, or was unaware of, a Russian plot to kill U.S. troops could intensify the tension and create new political risks.

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Intelligence Officials Say Trump Knew About Reported Bounty Program That Led to Deaths of U.S. Soldiers

President Donald Trump is under increasing scrutiny over his reported knowledge of a Russian bounty scheme that led to the deaths of multiple U.S. soldiers.

FILE - In this June 1, 2020 file photo, President Donald Trump departs the White House to visit outside St. John's Church, in Washington. Part of the church was set on fire during protests on Sunday night. Walking behind Trump from left are, Attorney General William Barr, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.  Milley says his presence “created a perception of the military involved in domestic politics.” He called it “a mistake” that he has learned from.  (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
America’s Top Military Official: ‘I Should Not Have Been’ at Trump’s Photo Op

Army Gen. Mark Milley said he was wrong to have accompanied the president on his June 1 walk through Lafayette Square to St. John’s Church, where Trump held a bible aloft in an awkward publicity stunt.

Members of National Guard & volunteers prepare bags of food to residents near a one-mile radius containment area set up to halt spread of COVID-19 in New York. Image via Shutterstock
Trump Ends National Guard Deployment Day Before Servicemembers Would Be Eligible for Benefits

Retired Brig. Gen. J. Roy Robinson called it “curious” that the extension runs only 24 days and ends in the middle of the week.

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More Than 6,000 N.C. Soldiers Have Deployed This Month. This Mom Is Terrified.

“I know he’s serving his country, but me not being informed, me not knowing anything, that’s the hardest part.”