Washington, always one step behind reality, couldn't hear what its own commander on the ground was saying: We don't need to federalize the National Guard.
The VA had initially refused to remove three gravestones from German prisoners of war containing symbols and praise for the Nazi regime.
Forces and bases in the Washington D.C. area were moved to "Force Protection Condition Charlie," a threat condition that indicates "likely" targeting of military forces and or terrorist action and the second-highest alert level available.
"A wild card now is POTUS, what he will order," a senior military officer told Newsweek. Federal troops are being readied in response to White House requests.
Secretary of Defense Mark Esper enacted the first order after more than 1,000 sailors aboard the U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt tested positive for COVID-19, followed by a second outbreak on the U.S.S Kidd in April.
If there is an added military tragedy on this Memorial Day, it is that we confuse what is military with what is civilian.
It is unknown whether any evacuations had taken place and the cause of the fire remains under investigation.
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The Midwest is the latest region to get a flyover salute from the Navy's flight demonstration team.
This ban applies uniquely applies to coronavirus survivors while allowing applicants with histories of other viral, non-chronic illnesses to enter the military.
At Ft. Jackson, South Carolina, some 64 soldiers—most Army recruits in training—came down with the virus, prompting a two-week suspension of basic training.
The Department of Defense said the displays were a show of support to those working on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic.
Behind the scenes, JTF-NCR is responsible for defending Washington and facilitating "continuity of government"--including moving civil and military leaders to secret locations if the order were given to evacuate the city.
U.S. Intelligence Community detected a new contagious disease was spreading through China in November, but it wasn't until after a U.S. soldier got sick in South Korea that an assessment was issued—one that could have slowed the spread of the disease, Newsweek has learned.
The Navy announced that 3,967 sailors had been taken off the aircraft carrier in Guam, where it is docked.
The decision not to disclose the number and location of bases hit may "leave many of our service members, military families, community members and more without the information they need to protect themselves," said Senator Murray.
The U.S. military is confronting the spreading coronavirus epidemic, with cases in 41 states and more than 100 bases.
The comment was met with jeers and expletives from the military audience aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier once commanded by Captain Brett Crozier.
A video posted by a sailor says everything there is to say about the firing of Navy Capt. Brett Crozier about how things look to a sailor or soldier when they are out there doing their jobs, compared to the view from a desk in Washington, DC.
Trump has ordered a significant increase in counter-narcotics and border control operations, which could draw the armed forces into another resource drain and a controversial mission.
"All necessary measures"?While every military base is alert to the threat of COVID-19, only a tiny portion of the force is actually being utilized.
The Pentagon established a "rumor control" website to beat down three myths: that the U.S. military has federalized the National Guard, that it was instituting a mandatory national lockdown, and that it was implementing martial law.
Secretary of Defense Mark Esper enacted the 60-day stop order which will not impact the negoatiated drawdown of troops from Afghanistan.
Officials says the COVID-19 pandemic won't affect nuclear preparedness, but military exercises and deployments are being scaled down and canceled, and plans are being put in place to sustain essential operations.
What if all the Constitutional successors are incapacitated? Standby orders were issued more than three weeks ago to protect Washington and also prepare for the possibility of some form of martial law.
Air Force Brigadier General Paul Friedrichs told reporters the Pentagon was trying to avoid "over-promising" regarding what assistance it can offer.
Joint Staff Surgeon Air Force Brigadier General Paul Friedrichs said it was "extraordinary" that no American soldiers were seriously injured in the January attack.
A new report says officials failed to adequately track and store hundreds of millions of dollars worth of weapons sent to support U.S. allies.
One person was killed in the altercation at a checkpoint in the northeastern city of Qamishli on Wednesday.
The two officers were part of a group of U.S. personnel from the 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group and members of the allied Afghan Special Operations Forces.