Trump: Congress should examine why so many ‘warriors died’ in ‘disastrous’ Afghan withdrawal

Middle East 09/29/21, 16:58

Congress should thoroughly investigate what really happened during the Biden administration's "disastrous" military withdrawal from Afghanistan, a former president said on Sept. 28. Donald Trump wants lawmakers to find out exactly how 13 U.S. troops died and taxpayer-funded military equipment was abandoned while evacuating the Middle Eastern country. "Congress should set up ...

Gen. Mark Milley refuses to resign over Afghan withdrawal debacle

D.C. 09/29/21, 02:57

A high-ranking military leader will not stop advising the Oval Office on national defense matters despite a botched withdrawal from Afghanistan on Sept. 28. Gen. Mark Milley refused to stop chairing the Joint Chiefs of Staff, even though he advised Joe Biden's administration on a lackluster U.S. troop evacuation from the ...

Pentagon officials knew Kabul ‘mass casualty’ attack was coming

Middle East 09/01/21, 01:47

Senior military officers were briefed on an Afghan terrorist bomb attack hours before a suicide bomber detonated an explosive outside Hamid Karzai International Airport on Aug. 25. Kabul-based commandants phoned the Pentagon at 4:30 p.m. local time to warn the risk of attack is "highest" at Abbey Gate–where U.S. civilians waited ...

Dozens of military members express concerns about mandatory vaccinations

U.S. 08/30/21, 16:55

Following the announcement of mandatory vaccinations given to the military by Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, dozen of them voiced their concerns and complaints to Rep. Thomas Massie, (R-Ky). Massie received the communications at a roundtable before which the participants remained anonymous to avoid reprisal for their opinions, but their authenticity ...

G7 meeting: Taliban should be sanctioned says British PM Johnson

Middle East 08/24/21, 16:56

Group of Seven (G7) nations were urged to consider introducing further sanctions against a militant group on Aug. 24. The United Kingdom believes the world's seven largest developed nations should economically isolate the Taliban. The plan involves the United States, Italy, France, Germany, Japan, and Canada each introducing economic sanctions and withholding ...

Defense secretary admits Taliban fighters beat US evacuees in Afghanistan

Middle East 08/22/21, 18:11

Joe Biden's top defense policymaker and adviser came clean about a militant group mistreating U.S. citizens who are trying to flee Afghanistan, on Aug. 20. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin confirmed Taliban fighters physically and verbally abused Americans for trying to evacuate Kabul. The military veteran criticized the behavior as inadmissible. "We are ...

No defense: military personnel face honorable discharge for refusing COVID vaccine

News 08/13/21, 18:53

A Republican from Tennessee revealed military personnel will be dismissed, if they refuse to be vaccinated against the deadly disease on Aug. 11. Rep. Mark Green confirmed U.S. soldiers face honorable discharge if they do not accept the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine for any non-exempt reason. Religion and preexisting medical conditions are ...

Pentagon eyes vaccine mandate for troops despite lower than normal death rate

U.S. 08/04/21, 00:04

The U.S. Department of Defense could shift its battle to the COVID-19 pandemic through imposing mandatory vaccines for armed forces. The effort is hoped to curb the number of surging Delta variant cases. Reuters revealed Pentagon officials are deciding whether to mandate vaccinations within military ranks to protect troops from the ...

Biden forgets his defense secretary name in White House remark

U.S. 03/08/21, 23:44

President Joe Biden appeared to forget the name his defense secretary when he was delivering live remarks from the White House on International Women’s Day. “I want to thank Sec—the former general, I keep calling him general, my, uh, the guy who runs that outfit over there. I want to make ...

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