James LaPorta

Senior Correspondent

Trump Decided to Withdraw From Syria a Week Ago

President Donald Trump has announced the withdrawal of troops from Syria, having informed his military officials after a call with the Turkish president regarding an arms deal and a potential offensive against U.S. allies.

New Ethics Guidance Issued to Special Operation Forces

"We will not allow inexcusable and reprehensible violations of that trust to erode decades of honorable service, teamwork, and progress by the members of USSOCOM," General Raymond Thomas III wrote to personnel in an email obtained by Newsweek.

President Trump Approved Use of Force at Border

As 400 military police officers from the U.S. Army redeployed to San Diego, the Trump administration approved the use of U.S. troops at the border for law enforcement tasks, permitting them to employ lethal force.

DHS Spies Are Among the Migrant Caravan

Additionally, around 400 military police officers from the U.S. Army are set to be redeployed to San Diego as a caravan of migrants approaches the southern border.

Border Mission a Waste of Money: Pentagon Sources

Many senior-level Defense Department officials believe the Trump administration's plan to send thousands of troops to the U.S. southern border was politically motivated and a waste of money, according to Newsweek's sources.

Troops Preparing for Armed Militias at Border

"Remember, defending your nation's sovereignty and its heralded stature as 'a nation of laws' does not make you a racist, a bigot, a xenophobe, a Nazi, a fascist," read a statement to its members from the Minutemen Project.

Putin's Claims Over Hostages Are Inaccurate: Pentagon

Defense Department officials pushed back on assertions made Thursday by President Vladimir Putin that suggest Islamic State militants seized roughly 700 people after an attack on a Syrian refugee camp last week.

Change 'Outdated and Sexist' Motto: VA Groups

As a "Women Serve" monument is set for dedication in New York on Saturday, veteran advocacy groups pressure President Donald Trump and the Department of Veterans Affairs to change its outdated motto.

Vietnam War Hero to Receive Medal of Honor

John Canley will receive the nation's highest award for valor in a ceremony on October 17. The news came 50 years after he led 147 of his fellow U.S. Marines into a battle where American forces were both outmanned and outgunned.

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