Tom Bowman

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Meet Mark Milley, Trump's Pick For Joint Chiefs Chairman

Saturday, December 08, 2018

The Army general has a voracious appetite for history — and Boston sports teams. If approved by the Senate, the 60-year-old Massachusetts native will take the helm next summer.

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DHS Asks Other Federal Agencies To Send Civilian Law Enforcement Officers to Border

Friday, November 30, 2018

The request comes as the overall size of the military force at the border will be cut from around 5,900 personnel to 4,000, Pentagon officials tell NPR. The deployment may be extended through January.

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Trump Is Expected To Extend U.S. Troops' Deployment To Mexico Border Into January

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

The move would extend the rare deployment of active-duty troops at the U.S.-Mexico border, rather than only National Guard soldiers and personnel.

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Arrival Of Central American Migrants In Tijuana Causes Tension With City Residents

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

There is growing concern as more and more migrants are headed toward the U.S. border near San Diego, creating crowded conditions and protests in Mexican border towns.

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Defense Secretary Mattis Visits Troops Deployed To U.S.-Mexico Border

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis visited active duty soldiers deployed at the border near McAllen, Texas. About 5,000 troops are being sent to the border in response to a caravan of migrants headed to the U.S.

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Military To Get Greater Scrutiny With Democrats Controlling The House

Friday, November 09, 2018

The Trump administration's military operations in Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq have been relatively free of congressional oversight. That will change in the House when Democrats take control next year.

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Raqqa: View From The Ground

Thursday, November 01, 2018

Just over a year ago, ISIS was pushed out of the Syrian city of Raqqa. Now residents are trying to recover from a brutal military campaign which included house to house fighting and U.S. bombs.

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Department Of Defense Shares Details Of Massive Troop Deployment To Border

Monday, October 29, 2018

The White House plans to deploy up to 5,000 troops to the U.S.-Mexico border. They will provide logistics support, but are prohibited by law from acting as law enforcement agents within the U.S.

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Pentagon: 5,000 Troops Will Be Deployed To U.S.-Mexico Border

Monday, October 29, 2018

The troops are likely to be active-duty Army personnel. As U.S. troops are prohibited from performing law enforcement activities within the United States, they will be in support roles only.

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U.S. Military Acknowledges American General Was Wounded During Deadly Kandahar Attack

Monday, October 22, 2018

An attack in Kandahar last week killed the province's governor and police chief and wounded an American service member. The Pentagon is now saying the officer is Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Smiley.

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Days Later, Pentagon Says U.S. General Among Wounded In Kandahar Attack

Monday, October 22, 2018

Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Smiley was shot twice, according to the Pentagon, during an attack in Kandahar that killed the province's chiefs of police and intelligence and wounded the governor.

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Top Provincial Leaders Assassinated Ahead Of Elections In Afghanistan

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Top leaders in Kandahar province in Afghanistan have been assassinated two days before the country votes in parliamentary elections. The top U.S. military commander escaped injury. The Taliban have claimed responsibility in the attack.

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In Syria, A School Helps Children Traumatized By War

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

"What we found is children had been so traumatized, they couldn't even recognize numbers or letters," says a U.S. official. "We had to work through that before we could start educating them again."

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'Vietnam' Takes On All Sides With A Critical Gaze

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

While historian Max Hastings may break no new ground in his tome, it's how he crafts his story with color, detail and pathos that makes it great — and likely to become the standard on the war.

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U.S. Backs Kurds And Arabs In Push To Oust ISIS Remnants From Syria

Saturday, October 06, 2018

In the fight to take the last land held by ISIS, U.S. forces in Syria are supporting local Kurds and Arabs who face hardened fighters amid roads and houses seeded with bombs.

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No Longer Under ISIS Control, How Has Raqqa Changed?

Thursday, October 04, 2018

About a year after the battle to force ISIS out of the Syrian city of Raqqa, a trip there shows progress in clearing the rubble but still great destruction and uncertainty.

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Air Force Seeks Huge Increase In Planes, Personnel

Monday, September 17, 2018

Air Force officials say the service simply lacks the resources it needs to face all the jobs it is called upon to perform. The Air Force is proposing a 25 percent increase in the number of squadrons.

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Taliban Confirms Death Of Haqqani Network Founder For The First Time

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

The Taliban confirmed the death of Jalaluddin Haqqani for the first time Tuesday. Haqqani was a former U.S. ally turned creator of the Afghan military network.

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Is 'Training' A 'War Game?' The Answer Could Determine U.S.-South Korea Exercises

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says planning for joint U.S.-South Korea military exercises continues. President Trump tweets "war games" may not be necessary.

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Sen. John McCain's Enduring Impact On The U.S. Military

Monday, August 27, 2018

McCain, who died Saturday at the age of 81, believed the U.S. had a moral responsibility to advance the global cause of freedom, and he worked to ensure it had the military power to do so.

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