Tom Bowman

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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Medal Of Honor Awarded Posthumously To Air Force Technical Sgt. John Chapman

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

President Trump presented the Medal of Honor to the widow of Tech. Sgt. John Chapman, only the 19th airman to receive the medal and the first since Vietnam. Chapman was killed in 2002 in Afghanistan while attempting to rescue a Navy SEAL.


For 1st Time Since Vietnam, Airman Receives Miltary's Highest Honor

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Tech. Sgt. John Chapman was killed in Afghanistan in March 2002 during an operation to rescue a wounded Navy SEAL. President Trump presented the Medal of Honor to his widow.


Trump Postpones Military Parade, Citing High Costs

Friday, August 17, 2018

President Trump has postponed the military parade planned for November after complaints about its anticipated cost. He said he will instead attend the Armistice Day parade in Paris.


Trump's Military Parade Is Likely Postponed Until 2019

Friday, August 17, 2018

The Pentagon, in a brief statement Thursday night, said it was postponing until 2019 a military parade in the nation's capital. It had been planned for Veterans Day weekend this year.


Despite Previous Rosy Outlook, ISIS Remains A Problem

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

A U.N. report says there are still some 30,000 ISIS members in Iraq and Syria. This despite assurances by U.S. and other officials that ISIS has been defeated in Iraq and nearly defeated in Syria.


Russia Says Agreements Were Discussed With Trump On Syria. The U.S. Is Silent

Thursday, July 19, 2018

The Trump administration has offered no information about supposed "specific" proposals that Russian officials have mentioned publicly.


Putin Invites Trump To Help End Syrian War As Russia Bombs Civilian Targets

Monday, July 16, 2018

At their joint news conference, President Putin said Russia and the U.S. can work together to alleviate suffering in Syria. Russia continues to attack civilian targets in support of the Syrian regime.


Military Bases To Start Building Tents After July 4 To House Migrant Families

Thursday, June 28, 2018

The Department of Defense plans to start building tent encampments on two military bases in Texas to house migrant families apprehended at the border.


WWII Soldier Receives Medal Of Honor Posthumously

Monday, June 25, 2018

President Trump presented the Medal of Honor posthumously to Garlin M. Conner on Tuesday. Connor was a World War II soldier who ran ahead of his unit to call in artillery on German forces.


Military Asked To Provide 20,000 Beds For Detained Immigrant Children

Thursday, June 21, 2018

The bed space has been requested starting in July and running through the end of the year. Officials tell NPR that four bases are expected to provide space.


For Next U.S. Commander In Afghanistan, 'This Is About Protecting U.S. Citizens'

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

"I can't guarantee you a timeline or an end date" for the war, Lt. Gen. Austin "Scott" Miller, President Trump's pick to lead U.S. forces in Afghanistan, told a Senate panel on Tuesday.


President Trump Agrees To Suspend Military Drills With South Korea

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

President Trump has agreed to suspend military drills with South Korea in return for denuclearization from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The announcement came after the summit in Singapore, with Trump calling the drills "very provocative" — an echo of past North Korean sentiments.


Navy Ad Campaign Hopes To Attract New Generation Of Young, Tech-Savvy Recruits

Thursday, May 31, 2018

All the armed services are confronting a challenging environment for adding numbers to their ranks. The U.S. is near full employment and fewer young people physically qualify.