Tom Bowman

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Friday, February 26, 2021

The U.S. has carried out an airstrike in Syria against an Iranian-backed militia target. The move appears to be in response to a series of rocket attacks against U.S. targets in Iraq.


White House To Review Plan To Pull Troops Out Of Afghanistan

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

The U.S. and NATO were to decide this week on whether to pull their troops out of Afghanistan at the end of April. But that decision was put on hold as the Biden administration reviews its options.


Capitol Riot Prompts A Reckoning Over Extremism In The Ranks

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

The deadly riot at the Capitol on Jan. 6 has forced military leadership to confront the threat of domestic extremism. Rioters that day included current and former service members.


Celebrations Abound In Nation's Capital On Inauguration Day

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

The nation's capital was quiet amid unprecedented security on Inauguration Day — but there were also celebrations for the history-making vice president.


Defense Official: Scores Of Current And Former Military Probed In Extremism Cases

Friday, January 15, 2021

The source says the Pentagon was informed about 68 subjects in FBI domestic extremism investigations in 2020. The vast majority are former military, many with unfavorable discharge records.


Pandemic, Capitol Breach Force Biden's Inauguration Team To Adapt

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Joe Biden's inaugural will be one that we haven't seen before. Ten thousand National Guard soldiers will help provide security. And because of the pandemic, there will be no inaugural balls.


The Latest On Occupation Of The U.S. Capitol Building By Pro-Trump Extremists

Wednesday, January 06, 2021

A rally in support of President Trump turned chaotic on Wednesday. The U.S. Capitol went into lockdown as protesters breached the building.


Trump And The Military: What An Erratic Commander In Chief Leaves Behind

Monday, January 04, 2021

"Military and some civilian leaders have been in constant damage control over the last four years. The old 'cleanup on aisle 4, then 6, then 8,' " a retired officer says of President Trump's tenure.


More Than 70 West Point Cadets Accused Of Cheating In Academic Scandal

Monday, December 21, 2020

Instructors at the Army's premier training ground for officers revealed the academic scandal on Monday, saying it's the worst they've seen since 1976. Some called it a national security issue.


People In The Afghan Capital Kabul Are Uneasy About U.S. Troop Drawdown

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

In the last weeks of the Trump administration, the U.S. is moving to close a two-decade chapter and withdraw from Afghanistan, causing great apprehension among Afghans as the Taliban step up attacks.


Lloyd Austin: A Man 'Of The Highest Integrity,' But Still Unknown To Many

Tuesday, December 08, 2020

If confirmed as defense secretary, retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin would be the first African-American to run the world's largest employer, with some 2.2 million servicemembers.


Trump Pushes Through Policy Changes And Staffing Appointments In Last Days In Office

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

In the final weeks of his administration, President Trump is pushing through policies and making appointments that his successor will have to contend with.


Trump Shakes Up The Military, But To What End?

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

The president has taken a series of abrupt moves, firing the defense secretary and announcing troop cutbacks in Afghanistan and Iraq. Critics say these actions have no clear strategic goal.


White House Appears To Be Behind Latest News Out Of The Pentagon

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

A recent shake-up in senior leadership at the Pentagon has raised a lot of questions. Those questions increased with news about the administration's plan to pull troops out of Afghanistan and Iraq.


Trump To Order Troop Withdrawal From Afghanistan And Iraq, A Source Confirms

Monday, November 16, 2020

A U.S official has confirmed with NPR that the White House is planning to cut the number of troops in Afghanistan and Iraq. This news comes in the wake of a shake-up in leadership at the Pentagon.


Shake-Up At Pentagon Puts Trump Loyalists Into Senior Roles

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

The firing of Defense Secretary Mark Esper was the beginning of a series of changes to top-level positions at the Pentagon.


The National Security Implications Of Trump's Firing Of Esper

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

President Trump fired Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Monday — replacing him with Christopher C. Miller, the director of the National Counterterrorism Center. What does the timing of this mean?


Defense Secretary Mark Esper To Be Replaced By Christopher C. Miller

Monday, November 09, 2020

Defense Secretary Mark Esper has been "terminated," President Trump announced on Twitter on Monday. Esper will be replaced by Christopher C. Miller, director of the National Counterterrorism Center.


Trump 'Terminates' Secretary Of Defense Mark Esper

Monday, November 09, 2020

Secretary Esper has kept a letter of resignation on hand since the summer, when he and the president disagreed over the use of active duty troops to put down street protests.


Black Lives Matter Plaza Crowds React To Biden Win

Saturday, November 07, 2020

Steps from the White House, where divisions of the past year have played out, crowds are celebrating. So far, the National Guard has not been activated this election.