Tom Bowman

Tom Bowman appears in the following:

When Political Partisanship And The Military Collide

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Gen. Mark Milley's recent apology for walking with President Trump to his church photo op has prompted discussion about how the military maintains nonpartisanship under a Trump administration.

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Navy Calls 1,629 Reservists To Shipyards Left Shorthanded By COVID-19 Pandemic

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Four shipyards are getting the extra help. Officials say, if left unchecked, aircraft and submarine maintenance backlogs would result in delays in returning ships to the fleet.

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Trump Confirms He Plans To Move Some Troops Out Of Germany

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

President Trump said Monday that U.S. troop deployment in Germany will drop significantly because Germany is "delinquent in their payments to NATO." What are the implications of this threat?

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In 'Exercise Of Power' Robert Gates Says Presidents Too Often Rely On The Military

Monday, June 15, 2020

In his latest book, the former defense secretary says some matters more often than not call for other elements of American power: diplomacy or foreign aid or clear strategic communications.

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Gen. Mark Milley Apologizes For Appearing In A Photo-Op With President Trump

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Gen. Mark Milley has apologized for appearing in a photo-op with President Trump after authorities used tear gas and rubber bullets to clear the area from peaceful protesters.

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Top General Apologizes For Role In Trump's Photo During Protests

Thursday, June 11, 2020

General Mark Milley, a top military official, has apologized for participating in President Trump's walk to St. John's Church near the White House, after law enforcement forcibly cleared protesters.

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U.S. Army Will Not Be Changing The Names Of Army Bases Named For Confederates

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

President Trump tweeted Wednesday afternoon that he will not consider changing any of the names of Army bases named for Confederate officers.

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Pressure Mounts To Rename Army Bases That Honor Confederate Officers

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Many U.S. military bases in the South are named after Confederate officers. Now protests over treatment of African Americans are prompting a new call to change those names.

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Former Military Leaders Criticize Trump's Actions With Protesters

Thursday, June 04, 2020

Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says President Trump is a threat to the constitution, The Atlantic reports. Others have also spoken out about the White House's handling of nationwide unrest.

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Defense Secretary Comments On George Floyd's Death

Wednesday, June 03, 2020

Defense Secretary Mark Esper has made extensive remarks Wednesday about what spurred the protests across the country — the death of George Floyd in police custody.

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Trump Threatens To Send U.S. Military To States To End Violent Protests

Tuesday, June 02, 2020

President Trump says he will send the U.S. military if states don't do more to quell unrest. The protests follow the death of George Floyd who died in the custody of Minneapolis police.

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As America Socially Distances, The Army 'Tactically Disperses'

Friday, May 29, 2020

The Army plans to resume large-scale combat training in the Mojave Desert in a few weeks, after a three-month hiatus. A recent simulation showed just how that will work with the coronavirus spread.

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Army Scales Back In-Person Recruiting, Deploys Virus Testing Before Basic Training

Friday, May 22, 2020

The U.S. Army is adapting its recruiting amid the coronavirus, cutting the number of people in recruiting stations and moving much of its pitching online.

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The Military Ban On COVID-19 Patients Enlisting Is Yet To Become A Policy

Thursday, May 07, 2020

The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says the idea that the military would ban anyone hospitalized for COVID-19 from enlisting is still just a draft memo.

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The U.S. Military Continues Operations Worldwide Despite The Pandemic

Thursday, April 30, 2020

While most of the country is under lockdown, the U.S. military continues its operations. Troops continue their training, and the Air Force keeps delivering supplies worldwide during the pandemic.

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NCAA Moves To Allow College Athletes To Profit

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

A key NCAA panel has cleared the way for college athletes to be paid. Once approved, athletes could get sponsorship and endorsement deals but would not get money from their universities or colleges.

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Pentagon Considers Navy Request To Reinstate USS Roosevelt Captain

Monday, April 27, 2020

Top Navy officials want to reinstate the commander of the carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt. Pentagon officials are considering the Navy's request, but now there's word of a possible wider investigation.

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The Navy Has Decided To Restore Capt. Brett Crozier

Friday, April 24, 2020

Naval leaders have recommended Capt. Brett Crozier be restored to command of an aircraft carrier. He was removed after complaining that the Navy was not helping his coronavirus-struck crew enough.

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Army Resuming Basic Training With Measures Against Coronavirus Exposure

Monday, April 20, 2020

The Army says it will adhere to social distancing rules. Officials said that training will operate at "a reduced capacity," but did not offer specifics. Basic training had been paused for two weeks.

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U.S. Military Also Struggling To Ramp Up Coronavirus Testing Capacity

Monday, April 20, 2020

Coronavirus testing in the U.S. military is as limited as it is among civilians. Even if testing availability increases, it would be enough only for critical jobs, like cyber or nuclear forces.

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