Tom Bowman

Tom Bowman appears in the following:

In Afghanistan, Soldiers And Marines Reflect On The 18th Anniversary Of Sept. 11

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Soldiers and marines reflect on loss and remembrance. They're on the ground in Afghanistan, where the war has been going on for nearly as long.


President Trump Calls Off Potential Peace Deal With The Taliban

Monday, September 09, 2019

In a series of tweets over the weekend, President Trump called off a potential deal with the Taliban, throwing into question a reported plan to draw down the troop presence there.


Trump Calls Off Afghanistan Peace Talks

Sunday, September 08, 2019

President Trump says he has called off peace talks with the Taliban, just as the president says he was ready to meet with the Taliban and the president of Afghanistan at Camp David.


Top American General On Future Of Afghanistan

Friday, September 06, 2019

As a deal between the U.S. and the Taliban takes shape, the top American general for the region insists there will continue to be a need to combat terrorism in Afghanistan.


USS Boxer Used Electronic Jamming To Take Down Iranian Drone, Pentagon Sources Say

Friday, July 19, 2019

President Trump says the U.S. Navy ship shot an Iranian drone down. That statement conflicts with those of Pentagon officials who say the Boxer used electronic jamming to take it down.


White House Says Turkey Can't Buy New F-35 Fighter Jets

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Days after Turkey defied NATO and the U.S. by accepting the first components of an advanced Russian missile defense system, the White House says Turkey won't be able to buy 100 new F-35 fighter jets.


Trump Says Plan To Retaliate Against Iran Called Off Due To Potential Iranian Deaths

Friday, June 21, 2019

The planes were ready to go on Thursday night, but with 10 minutes to spare, President Trump called off a military action meant to retaliate against Iran for shooting down a U.S. drone.


What Might Come Next After U.S. Drone Shot Down By Iran

Thursday, June 20, 2019

The U.S. says Iran shot down a military surveillance drone in an unprovoked attack and denies the aircraft was over Iranian territory. Iran claims it shot down a spy drone over a southern province.


Drone Shootdown Adds To Tensions Between U.S. And Iran

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Iran's Revolutionary Guard shot down a U.S. military drone in the Persian Gulf. A U.S. official confirms to NPR that the drone was taken down but disputes the details surrounding the attack.


News Brief: Trump Campaigns In Florida And Threatens Mass Deportations

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

President Trump chose Orlando, Fla., for the official kickoff of his reelection campaign. Also, he tweeted about an intensified immigration enforcement effort.


New Acting Defense Secretary

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan withdrew from consideration to be permanent secretary and resigned. Army Secretary Mark Esper will serve as acting secretary.


Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan Withdraws His Nomination For Permanent Post

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan asked President Trump to withdraw his nomination to assume the post permanently. Trump says Shanahan will be replaced by Army Secretary Mark Esper.


What The U.S. Military Knows About The Attacks On Oil Tankers In The Gulf Of Oman

Friday, June 14, 2019

Before the two tankers were attacked Thursday there were four other ships attacked in the last month around the Persian Gulf. The U.S. Navy watches the sea lanes there closely.


U.S. And Russian Ships Almost Collide In Philippine Sea

Friday, June 07, 2019

Warships from the U.S. and Russia narrowly avoided a collision in the Philippine sea. The countries are blaming each other.


The Marines' Top General Talks About A Changing Corps

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

Gen. Robert Neller will step down as Marine Corps commandant this fall. In a wide-ranging interview, he talks about Russia and China, cyberwarfare, female Marines and sexual assault in the Corps.


Growing Number Of Turkish Military Officers Seek Asylum In The U.S.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

More than two dozen ex-Turkish military officers are in the U.S. seeking asylum — afraid they'll be jailed if they return home. They say they were falsely accused of taking part in a 2016 coup.


Trump's National Security Team Briefs Congress On Iran

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan gave closed briefings on Tuesday to the full House and Senate on the situation with Iran.


Trump Officials Are Divided Over How Aggressive To Be With Iran

Friday, May 17, 2019

A debate has been playing out in the Trump administration and with its European allies over whether the threat posed by Iran has changed. Trump has said he doesn't want a military conflict with Iran.


Trump Administration Debates How Much Of A Threat Iran Is To The U.S.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

A debate is underway within the Trump administration over how significant a threat Iran is to the United States and how to respond.


Trump Picks Shanahan To Permanently Replace Mattis As Defense Secretary

Friday, May 10, 2019

President Trump will nominate acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan to the permanent role. Shanahan has spent much of his life working at Boeing before joining the Trump administration in 2017.