House backs $1.2T spending bill with more money for military

The Republican-led House on Thursday passed a sweeping $1.2 trillion spending bill that provides billions more dollars for the military while sparing medical research and popular community development programs from deep cuts sought by President Donald Trump. The vote was 211-198 for the massive measure that wrapped the 12 annual spending bills into one in advance of the end of […]

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Russia military acknowledges new branch: info warfare troops

Along with a steady flow of new missiles, planes and tanks, Russia’s defense minister said Wednesday his nation also has built up its muscle by forming a new branch of the military — information warfare troops. Sergei Shoigu’s statement — which came amid Western allegations of Russian hacking — marked the first official acknowledgement of the existence of such forces. […]

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Syria’s military to reduce airstrikes for Aleppo evacuations

Syria’s military command said it would scale back its bombardment of the contested city of Aleppo on Wednesday to allow civilians to evacuate besieged rebel-held neighborhoods. The announcement, broadcast on state TV, followed 16 days of airstrikes and shelling that have killed over 300 civilians and damaged hospitals and water facilities. Satellite images released Wednesday by the U.N. show the […]

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Huckabee: Obama more interested in appeasing gays than strengthening military

Mike Huckabee said Saturday that President Barack Obama’s decision to nominate a gay man to lead the Army was made so he could appease “America’s homosexuals.” “It’s clear President Obama is more interested in appeasing America’s homosexuals than honoring America’s heroes,” the former Arkansas governor said in a statement released by his campaign. “Veterans suicide is out-of-control and military readiness […]

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Chris Christie to Call For Larger Military, Defend Intelligence Collection

He’ll call for more warships and military planes in a speech Monday New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will call for an expanded military and defend American intelligence programs Monday in a speech laying out his foreign policy vision in New Hampshire. The all-but-certain Republican presidential candidate is set to criticize the emerging Iran nuclear agreement as well as President Obama’s […]

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New Defense Secretary, Same Old Strategy

Hagel’s sudden departure fixes the wrong problem—the lack of a clear, achievable ISIS strategy Last week, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel declared that the U.S. war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria was on track. “There’s no official review of any of the decisions that the President has made, or strategy,” Hagel told Charlie Rose. This week, he’s […]

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White House Announces Program to Lower Military Mortgage Payments

Five banks will make it easier for active-duty Americans to get their mortgage fees capped The Obama Administration announced a new program Tuesday to make it easier for active-duty servicemen and servicewomen to afford homes. The White House hopes the plan will help thousands of military families save hundreds of dollars or more each year. Currently, Americans serving on active […]

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