Tom Bowman

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President Trump Agrees To Suspend Military Drills With South Korea

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

President Trump has agreed to suspend military drills with South Korea in return for denuclearization from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The announcement came after the summit in Singapore, with Trump calling the drills "very provocative" — an echo of past North Korean sentiments.

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Navy Ad Campaign Hopes To Attract New Generation Of Young, Tech-Savvy Recruits

Thursday, May 31, 2018

All the armed services are confronting a challenging environment for adding numbers to their ranks. The U.S. is near full employment and fewer young people physically qualify.

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Would The U.S. Withdraw Troops From South Korea?

Thursday, May 31, 2018

President Trump has said U.S. forces are not on the table for potential negotiations with North Korea, but he has also complained about the cost of keeping them there.

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The Draft Ended In 1973. How Has The All-Volunteer Military Performed?

Thursday, May 24, 2018

The Army must increase its active duty members by 76,000 this fiscal year. A difficult task is made harder by low unemployment and an increasing civilian-military cultural divide.

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Pentagon Releases Report After Niger Ambush Investigation

Thursday, May 10, 2018

The Pentagon released its long-awaited report on the deaths of four U.S. and five Nigerian soldiers in a battle with ISIS last October in Niger.

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Pentagon Niger Ambush Report Will Not Assign Blame For Soldiers' Deaths

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

NPR has obtained details of the report, to be released Thursday, on the deaths of four American soldiers in Niger last October. The report identifies no single failure leading to their deaths.

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Pentagon's No. 2 Watches The Money — And The Future

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan views a rising China and proliferating military high tech as key challenges to the long-term security of the United States.

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Pentagon Report: Cascade Of Errors Led To Niger Ambush, Deaths Of 4 Americans

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

The classified report sent to Congress, says the special forces team was retasked from a simple mission to a more dangerous one for which it was not equipped or trained — without notifying higher-ups.

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How Long Will U.S. Forces Stay In Syria?

Monday, April 16, 2018

The White House says President Trump still wants to pull troops from Syria as soon as possible. This follows weekend airstrikes after allegations that Syria used chemical weapons on civilians.

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U.S.-Led Attack Targets 3 Syrian Chemical Weapons Facilities

Saturday, April 14, 2018

On Friday, President Trump authorized airstrikes on Syrian targets to retaliate after an alleged chemical weapons attack by President Bashar Assad. Pentagon officials say the attacks were "precise" and "effective."

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Pentagon Latest On Syria Airstrikes

Saturday, April 14, 2018

We have the latest from the U.S. military about the airstrikes in Syria.

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U.S. And Allies Launch Airstrikes On Syria

Saturday, April 14, 2018

The U.S., France and Britain attacked Syria overnight in response to the Assad regime's alleged chemical attack.

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Defense Secretary Mattis Addresses The Situation In Syria Before Congress

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Following President Trump's vow on Twitter to attack Syria and the five days since the alleged chemical weapons attack which prompted the move, no attack actions have been taken.

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How The U.S. Is Prepared To Respond To Apparent Chemical Attack In Syria

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

NPR Pentagon Correspondent Tom Bowman and NPR Beirut Correspondent Ruth Sherlock discuss the U.S. preparations that are underway to respond to an apparent chemical attack in Syria.

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Will President Trump Take Military Action In Syria?

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

President Trump says he has a lot of military options following a suspected chemical attack in Syria. He met with top military officials on Monday to discuss how to respond to the attack.

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Trump Calls For U.S. Military On U.S.-Mexico Border

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

President Trump said that his administration is making plans to send troops to help secure the U.S.-Mexico border. He also said he wants to withdraw U.S. forces from Syria.

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State Department Freezes $200 Million Promised For Syria Fund

Monday, April 02, 2018

The State Department is holding back on the money for recovery funds for Syria. It was promised by departing Secretary of State Tillerson, and was to go to areas controlled by U.S.-backed rebels.

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U.S. Soldier Killed In Syria Roadside Bombing

Friday, March 30, 2018

Two people were killed and five wounded by an improvised explosive device in Syria, the U.S.-led coalition said Friday.

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Pentagon To Release Niger Probe Results Into Deaths Of 4 U.S. Soldiers

Monday, March 26, 2018

U.S. special forces in Africa train local forces and go after terrorists. But after four Americans died in an ISIS ambush last year, there is new scrutiny about their mission and their safety.

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News Brief: H.R. McMaster's Future, Russia Sanctions, Russian Election

Friday, March 16, 2018

Reports say national security adviser H.R. McMaster may be on his way out. Also, Ian Talley of The Wall Street Journal discusses sanctions on Russia, which is holding an election Sunday.

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