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Congressional agenda this week: Avoiding a shutdown, searching for DACA fix

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2018 Looks Like an Arms Bonanza

by William Hartung  As Donald Trump might put it, major weapons contractors like Boeing, Raytheon, and Lockheed Martin cashed in “bigly” in his first year in office. They raked in tens of...

Dozens of transgender volunteers seek to join military since Jan. 1

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis(Photo: Jacquelyn Martin, AP) WASHINGTON — Dozens of transgender individuals have expressed interest in joining the military since the Pentagon opened recruiting to them on Jan. 1, according...

Dozens of transgender volunteers seek to join military since Jan. 1

WASHINGTON — Dozens of transgender individuals have expressed interest in joining the military since the Pentagon opened recruiting to them on Jan. 1, according to a group that has advocated their...

Trump warns shutdown would 'badly' hurt military

TRUMP ON SHUTDOWN, ‘I DON’T KNOW’: The optimism over a budget deal that would unlock this year’s funding for the Pentagon has once again turned to gloom as Democrats and Republicans...

REVEALED: Russia's SECRET powerful nuclear submarine and how the US military is responding

The mysterious weapon has a range of 6,200 miles and can travel as far as 3,280 feet below sea level. The Pentagon’s report indicates that Vladimir Putin is diversifying the nuclear capability...

Mahmoud Abbas, Donald Trump, Tunisia: Your Monday Briefing

Advertisement(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.)Good morning.Here’s what you need to know:CreditMohamad Torokman/Reuters• President Mahmoud Abbas, above center, of the Palestinian Authority said that Israel had killed...

Military Quietly Prepares for a Last Resort: War With North Korea

AdvertisementWASHINGTON — Across the military, officers and troops are quietly preparing for a war they hope will not come.At Fort Bragg in North Carolina last month, a mix of 48 Apache...

Russia Has Underwater Nuclear Drones, Leaked Pentagon Documents Reveal

Russia is in possession of an underwater nuclear drone capable of carrying a 100-megaton nuclear warhead, a recently leaked draft of the Pentagon's Nuclear Posture Review confirmed. The weapon, referred to in the...

Transgender US military recruits enlist amid uncertainty

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Transgender Americans are openly enlisting in the U.S. military for the first time, saying they feel confident that court rulings blocking Republican President Donald Trump’s ban on their...

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