Tom Bowman

Tom Bowman appears in the following:

How Police, National Guard And Military Are Preparing For Election Day Tensions

Monday, October 26, 2020

Uniformed police are generally not allowed around polling places, and the Pentagon doesn't want to get involved. Still, they're getting ready if things get out of control.

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Will Law And Order Need To Be Enforced During Election Day Polling?

Monday, October 26, 2020

Uniformed police are generally not allowed around polling places, and the Pentagon doesn't want to get involved. Still, authorities are getting ready if things get out of control.

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Gen. Milley: 'We're Trying To End A War Responsibly, Deliberately'

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Last week the president tweeted that troops should be home from Afghanistan by Christmas. In an interview with NPR, Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley said no final decisions have been made.

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What Trump's Positive Coronavirus Test Result Means For National Security

Friday, October 02, 2020

The military's Commander in Chief, President Donald Trump, is in quarantine after testing positive for the coronavirus. So what does that mean for the military operations?

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Nearly 500 National Security Experts Endorse Biden For President

Thursday, September 24, 2020

In a letter addressed to "Our Fellow Citizens," the 489 signees, which include 22 four-star officers, state the "current president" is not up to "the enormous responsibilities of his office."

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Army Marshals Resources To Aid In Race For Coronavirus Vaccine

Monday, September 14, 2020

The Army is working with private industry to create a coronavirus vaccine, but also working on its own. The military service has a history of creating vaccines and making medical breakthroughs.

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Trump's Attacks Put Military In 'Presidential Campaign Minefield'

Thursday, September 10, 2020

President Trump came into office with high praise for current and former generals, but now he's attacking them in ways that are unprecedented, according to military analysts.

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10 Countries Participate In Biennial Naval Exercises Off Hawaii

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

The United States and nine other countries are participating in naval exercises off Hawaii. China used to partake in this biennial exercise, but its relations with the U.S. are tense now.

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Gen. Charles Brown Jr. To Become 1st Black Military Service Chief

Thursday, August 06, 2020

The Air Force's new top officer, Gen. Charles Brown Jr., is the first African American to serve as a military service chief. He will be the first Black officer on the Joint Chiefs of Staff since 1993.

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U.S. Army To Soldiers As Training Resumes: 'Get Your Masks On'

Friday, July 31, 2020

Some 4,000 National Guard soldiers are the first to return to large-scale training at Fort Irwin, Calif., since the pandemic hit in March. Generals say the troops are regularly monitored for symptoms.

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'Maybe I'm Not As Safe As Before': Turkish Admiral Seeking Asylum In U.S. Speaks Out

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Mustafa Ugurlu who was charged with staging a July, 2016 coup but denied any involvement, says while his family has been embraced in Norfolk, Va., he fears the Turkish state will track him down.

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Pentagon's No. 2 Officer Says Military Must Do Better On Diversity

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Gen. John Hyten says it's "absolutely not right" that the incoming Air Force chief of staff will be the first African American to sit on the Joint Chiefs since Colin Powell, nearly three decades ago.

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U.S. Military Is Sending Medical Staff To COVID-19 Hotspots

Monday, July 13, 2020

More than 700 military health professionals are being sent to southern and western states where cases have skyrocketed, military officials say.

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Esper And Milley Testify On Military's Role In Handling Recent Protests

Thursday, July 09, 2020

Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley appeared before a House panel Thursday to talk about the role of the National Guard during recent protests.

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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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