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Report: Growing Rift Between Obama And Military

There is a growing rift between President Obama and the military about how to fight ISIS reports the Washington Post. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel tried to reassure the House Armed Services Committee on Thursday that civilian and military leaders at the Pentagon were in “full alignment” and in “complete agreement with every component of the [...]

Air Force enlistees no longer have to day the words “so help me God.” The oath is optional in other armed service branches. A legal review of rules that required the phrase occurred after the American Humanist Association threatened to sue on behalf of an atheist airman. The unnamed airman at Creech Air Force Base [...]

In a symbolically appropriate victory for the First Amendment and separation of church and state on Constitution Day, the United States Air Force announced today that the phrase “so help me God” will henceforth be optional in USAF enlistment oaths. Earlier this month, an airman at Creech Air Force Base in Indian Springs, Nevada, was refused [...]

Mitt Romney is out there waving the flag for a big, strong, mighty U.S. military that can rule the world and beat China and Russia in an arms race. Haven’t we been to this rodeo?  The Washington Post gives him space to declare that there is a movement afoot to “decimate our defense” without any [...]

It never occurred to anyone that the Humvee, given to Palestine, AR police department by the Pentagon, could be just taken, since it has no keys. “It never crossed my mind” that anyone would do that, Palestine Police Chief Stanley Barnes said Wednesday of the incident. The Humvee, which the town of fewer than 700 [...]

The White House will look at whether police departments are becoming too much like military organizations. The White House-led review will consider whether the government should continue providing such equipment and, if so, whether local authorities have sufficient training to use it appropriately, said senior administration and law enforcement officials. The government will also consider [...]

An attempt by the U.S. military to rescue American hostages in Syria has failed because they had the wrong location. A Pentagon spokesman gave few details but said the operation involved air and ground components and was focused on a “particular captor network” within the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, or ISIS. The news comes [...]

Hank Johnson’s bill would stop the transfer of military equipment to police departments

North Korea’s threat concerns joint military exercises between the U.S. and South Korea

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