James LaPorta

Senior Correspondent

Exclusive: Trump Orders Thousands More Troops to Border

Defense Department documents obtained by Newsweek show a troop surge at the southwest border, a request made by the White House amid President Donald Trump's renewed push to stem the flow of undocumented immigrants.

Medal of Honor Recipient Saved Three From Iraqi Bomber

"I want him to be remembered as the best father that anyone could ask for, and also at the same time being the best soldier that anyone could ask for," said the son of a soldier set to receive the Medal of Honor. "He was my icon."

An Embattled Special Forces Unit Suffers More Losses

"I'm sad that I'm losing track of all the people I know who have been killed in action. I'm sad and angry," said a former U.S. Army EOD soldier. "I'm sad that he's gone and angry that I can't switch places with him."

Trump on ISIS Fighters: Were They Killed or Captured?

President Donald Trump said U.S. forces had killed the militants responsible for the January suicide bombing in Syria that claimed the lives of 19 people, among them four Americans, a day after they were reported captured.

Pentagon Mail Facility Evacuated

"We can confirm the Pentagon mail facility received a suspicious package," said Army Lieutenant Colonel Audricia Harris, a Defense Department spokeswoman.

Green Beret Killed in Afghanistan

On Wednesday, the Pentagon identified the second American to be killed in Afghanistan since President Donald Trump ordered a withdrawal of roughly 7,000 American forces from the region.

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