Tom Bowman

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Military Officials Brief Senators On ISIS Fight

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Military officials, including the secretary of defense and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs, will hold a closed door meeting with senators about the state of the battle against ISIS.

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Morning News Brief: Trump Meets Putin Again; Protests At Jerusalem Holy Site

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The White House waited to disclose a second meeting between President Trump and Vladimir Putin at the G-20. Also, tensions have increased outside a holy site in Jerusalem following a shooting.

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Investigators Work To Find Cause Of Crash That Killed 16

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Investigators are struggling to identify the cause of Monday's crash of a KC-130 that killed all 16 aboard. Fifteen Marines and one sailor died.

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Morning News Brief: Donald Trump Jr.'s Emails, Citizenship For Military Service

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Donald Trump Jr. said in an interview with Fox News that "in retrospect," he would have done things differently when meeting with a Russian lawyer last year.

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Trump Administration Considers End To Citizenship For Military Service Program

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The Trump administration is considering ending a program which gives citizenship to foreign nationals who honorably serve eight years in the military.

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Citizenship For Military Service Program Under Fire

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Thousands of foreign nationals with critical skills have served in the U.S. military in exchange for citizenship. The Trump administration is considering ending the program.

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North Korea Launched ICBM, Secretary Of State Tillerson Says

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson confirmed Tuesday that the missile launched by North Korea was an intercontinental ballistic missile, in a statement in which he condemned the test.

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Pentagon Considers Canceling Program That Recruits Immigrant Soldiers

Monday, July 03, 2017

The deal the military made with thousands of noncitizen recruits with specialized skills: Sign up and we'll put you on the fast track to citizenship.

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Trump Administration Outlines Emerging Strategy On Afghanistan

Friday, June 30, 2017

The Trump administration's emerging strategy on Afghanistan involves sending more American troops into the country, the isolation of Pakistan, and the long-term goal of a political settlement with the Taliban.

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U.S. Suspects Syria Is Preparing To Launch Another Chemical Attack

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The White House announced late Monday night that Syria is preparing to launch an attack using chemical weapons, and warned of grave consequences if it does so.

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7 Sailors Killed After Navy Destroyer Collided With Container Ship

Monday, June 19, 2017

The Navy has identified seven sailors killed when their destroyer, the USS Fitzgerald, collided with a cargo vessel off Japan. They came from a variety of backgrounds around the United States and ranged from a young newcomer to a 37-year-old petty officer first class.

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U.S. Prepares To Send Thousands More Troops To Afghanistan

Friday, June 16, 2017

The United States appears set to send thousands more troops to Afghanistan in the latest attempt to get control of the war U.S. generals say is in stalemate. But the Pentagon has not developed any new strategy for how to use those forces.

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U.S.-Backed Forces Launch Offensive Against ISIS In Raqqa, Syria

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

U.S. military commanders announced that allied forces in Syria have launched their offensive against the ISIS capital of Raqqa. NPR takes a look at how close this brings the end of the war.

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After Massive Bombing, Looking At The U.S. Strategy In Afghanistan

Thursday, June 01, 2017

The Haqqani network is suspected of being behind a massive bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. We look at what that means for the U.S. strategy in the country.

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Morning News Brief: Reporter Body Slammed, U.S. Assesses Civilians Killed In Airstrike

Thursday, May 25, 2017

A Montana GOP House candidate has been charged with assaulting a reporter. Also, the Pentagon reports on a U.S. airstrike that killed scores of civilians in Mosul, and the latest on Manchester.

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Pentagon Announces Results Of Investigation Into Civilians Killed In U.S. Airstrike

Thursday, May 25, 2017

The Pentagon is expected to announce the results of its investigation into an airstrike in Mosul, Iraq earlier this year that killed scores of civilians.

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Pentagon To Detail Plans For Arming Syrian Kurds Fighting ISIS

Friday, May 19, 2017

Defense Secretary Mattis is expected Friday to detail the weapons the U.S. will begin supplying to Syrian Kurds fighting ISIS — over the objections of Turkey.

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100 Days In, Trump's Generals Seen As A Moderating Force

Friday, April 28, 2017

President Trump relies on a group of current and former generals to run national security. Does that increase the chances that he'll order military action?

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U.S. Drops Largest Non-Nuclear Bomb Ever Used In Combat

Thursday, April 13, 2017

The U.S. on Thursday released one of the most powerful non-nuclear bombs ever built — the 22,000 pound Massive Ordnance Air Blast weapon — against ISIS fighters in eastern Afghanistan. It marked the first use of this weapon but was not expected to bring the end of the conflict any closer.

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U.S. Soldier's Death Highlights Threat Of ISIS In Afghanistan

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

An American soldier was killed fighting ISIS over the weekend in Afghanistan. NPR takes a look at how serious the ISIS threat is there and how it fits into the wider conflict between American forces, their Afghan allies and anti-government insurgents and terrorists.

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