Tom Bowman

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8 Rescued, 3 Missing After U.S. Navy Aircraft Crash

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

A C-2 Navy supply plane with 11 people aboard crashed in the Pacific while enroute to the Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier. Eight people were recovered in good shape and three remain missing.

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Air Force Addresses Failure To Forward Criminal Records Of Texas Gunman To FBI

Thursday, November 09, 2017

The Air Force is under scrutiny for its failure to forward criminal records to the FBI. In particular, those regarding the conviction for domestic violence of the man who killed 26 people in Texas this week. Federal law prohibits such persons from buying firearms from a licensed dealer. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson and Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein spoke about that issue on Thursday during a briefing about the future of the Air Force.

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In Helmand, Afghan General Fights Taliban 'Cancer' With Some Help From U.S. Marines

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

U.S. Marines have returned to Afghanistan's Helmand Province with a small training force. They are hoping a new Afghan general will lead his troops to success.

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News Brief: Democrats Win In Virginia And New Jersey, Examining The Texas Shooter's Past

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Democrats have won key races for governor in Virginia and New Jersey. Also, more details are emerging about the Texas shooter's past in the Air Force.

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Details Emerge On Texas Church Shooter's Past

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

We have an update on the Air Force record of Devin Patrick Kelley, the man who shot and killed 26 people in Sutherland, Texas, including details on his time spent in a mental health institution.

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Texas Church Shooter Should Have Been Blocked From Owning Guns

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

A mistake allowed Devin Kelley to buy guns. Kelley opened fire on a church in Sutherland Springs. The Air Force failed to enter Kelley's assault arrest and conviction in a federal crime database.

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Navy Calls Deadly Crashes 'Preventable'

Friday, November 03, 2017

The Navy's top officer, Adm. John Richardson, said an investigation has concluded that two destroyer accidents were largely the result of crews lacking the proper training to drive their ships.

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A Look At The State Of Diplomatic Efforts In Afghanistan

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The U.S. military is sending more soldiers and marines to Afghanistan to work with Afghan forces at small combat outposts. But the State Department is largely staying behind the gates and blast walls of its Embassy in Kabul and not heading out into the field. Officials say it's because of security concerns, but critics say it prevents the U.S. from keeping an eye on how the billions of dollars in aid is being spent and improving governance across the country.

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Chairman Of Joint Chiefs Of Staff Says A Lot About Attack In Niger Is Still Unknown

Monday, October 23, 2017

The nation's highest military officer, Marine General Joseph Dunford, revealed more details today about the deadly ambush in Africa earlier this month where four U.S. soldiers were killed in Niger.

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No Clear End Game For U.S. Military In Iraq And Syria

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The U.S. is training and equipping both sides in the Iraq-Kurdistan stand-off along with Syrian opposition forces in the battle against ISIS and the Assad regime. It has created a tangled web with no clear end game.

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'The Taliban Can't Win,' Says Commander Of U.S. Forces In Afghanistan

Friday, October 13, 2017

In a wide-ranging interview, Gen. John W. Nicholson laid out some details of the new U.S. strategy in Afghanistan and explained how it will work. "We can move now in the right direction," he said.

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Putting Afghan President Ghani's Comments In Context

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani laid out a specific goal — having his security forces control 80 percent of the country in four years. Is that doable?

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Navy Officials Examine Training Procedures After Ship Accidents

Thursday, September 07, 2017

The Navy's Surface Warfare Officers School in Newport, R.I., is the premier training facility for surface warship officers. In the past decade, junior officers have spent greatly reduced time there.

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White House To Issue Guidance On Transgender Service Member Ban

Thursday, August 24, 2017

The White House is expected to issue guidance soon about President Trump's proposed ban on transgender people in the military.

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News Brief: Transgender People In The Military, Mattis In Middle East

Thursday, August 24, 2017

The White House is expected to issue guidance soon about President Trump's ban on transgender people in the military. Also, Defense Secretary James Mattis is traveling in the Middle East.

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How Will Trump's Afghanistan Strategy Change Fight On The Ground?

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

President Trump went against what he called his own instincts when he agreed to extend the war in Afghanistan. NPR takes a look at what will actually be different on the ground in the region following the president's speech.

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Trump Confronts Major Choice On How To Proceed In Afghanistan

Monday, August 21, 2017

President Trump addresses the nation Monday night on "the way forward" in Afghanistan. NPR looks at the range of options available to the president and the situation on the ground.

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Where New WH Chief Of Staff John Kelly May Take White House Policy

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

The retired Marine general has said that he believes ISIS and the Taliban should be denied safe haven in Pakistan and that he fears women in combat roles risks lowering military physical standards.

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Vietnam War Army Medic Receives Medal Of Honor

Monday, July 31, 2017

President Trump awards Jim McCloughan with the Medal of Honor, 50 years after he saved 20 fellow soldiers over three days during the Vietnam War.

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3 Days Of Bravery: Neglecting His Own Wounds, 'Doc' Saved 10 Soldiers

Monday, July 31, 2017

President Trump awarded the Medal of Honor to an Army medic on Monday afternoon at the White House, nearly 50 years after his heroic actions during the Vietnam War.

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