Tom Bowman appears in the following:
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Retired Marine Gen. James Mattis faces the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday for his confirmation hearing to become President-elect Trump's secretary of defense. The popular former four-star commander is expected to face questions about ISIS, Iraq, Afghanistan and other tough issues, but appears likely to be confirmed.
Monday, January 09, 2017
George Marshall was the last general nominated for defense secretary and he needed a waiver from Congress. We take a look at Marshall's Senate hearing in 1950. Donald Trump's pick also needs a waiver.
Thursday, December 22, 2016
The officers, posted to the U.S. on exchange tours, are stranded after a July coup attempt in Turkey that has led to deep purges. They risk prison if they go home. Washington is in a tough position.
Friday, December 16, 2016
President Obama gave one of his final news conferences as president on Friday. Here, NPR reporters provide context on five different Obama quotes.
Thursday, December 08, 2016
Michael Flynn was a celebrated Army intelligence officer, though he was forced out of the Defense Intelligence Agency. He's known for energy and smarts, and for sharing conspiracy theories.
Monday, December 05, 2016
President-elect Donald Trump has already picked two former generals, Michael Flynn and James Mattis, for top positions and is considering at least one more, David Petraeus.
Friday, December 02, 2016
At a rally in Cincinnati on Thursday night, Donald Trump said he would select retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis to lead the Defense Department, filling a key role in the incoming administration.
Thursday, December 01, 2016
Speaking to a crowd in Cincinnati where he celebrated his win in Ohio, Trump compared Mattis to World War II Gen. George S. Patton and said a formal announcement of his nomination would come Monday.
Friday, November 18, 2016
The retired general was one of the first ex-military officers to back Donald Trump. His brazen comments and partisan political work trouble some of his former colleagues.
Monday, November 14, 2016
As Iraqi forces move into Mosul, they face resistance from ISIS fighters. In Syria, local forces have started an operation to recapture Raqqa, the defacto capital of ISIS.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Members of Congress and veterans groups are outraged that the California National Guard is forcing thousands of veterans to pay back bonuses they might have been wrongfully paid during the Iraq War.
Saturday, October 22, 2016
In Iraq, the battle for control of Mosul, the country's second largest city, has been raging for almost a week. There are differing narratives coming from the Pentagon and the front lines.
Friday, October 21, 2016
The Pentagon was expected Friday to announce the identity of an American service member killed in Iraq while helping to support the offensive against Mosul. NPR's Tom Bowman tells us more.
Thursday, October 13, 2016
A U.S. official says the Navy has destroyed three radar locations in Yemen after missiles were fired at a U.S. destroyer off the Yemeni coast.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
When a Pentagon official proposed flexible schedules at a town hall meeting, "They actually laughed at me," she says. But the schedules went into place. The military also now allows 1 to 3 years off.
Friday, October 07, 2016
The U.S. publicly accused Russia of being behind the hacking of the Democratic Party, electoral meddling and other cyber-mischief, reflecting a major decision to openly "name and blame" Moscow.
Monday, September 19, 2016
The attack on Saturday in eastern Syria, which had been targeting Islamic State militants, hit Syrian soldiers instead, according to the Russian military.
Sunday, September 18, 2016
A U.S. airstrike on Syrian military forces aligned with Bashar Assad has challenged the already tenuous cease-fire in Syria.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Investigative documents reveal abuse of recruits at the Marine training center at Parris Island, S.C., including a drill sergeant accused of ordering a Muslim recruit into a clothes dryer, where he was burned. NPR takes a look at this incident and whether there is a pattern of abuse inside the Marines.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
If the Syrian cease-fire holds for the next week, the U.S. and Russia will for the first time coordinate airstrikes against ISIS and the al-Qaida affiliate in Syria.