Military
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All-male draft upheld

by Seth Johnson
Posted 8/13/20, 04:09 pm

A federal appeals court on Thursday ruled it lacks the authority to reverse a 1981 Supreme Court decision declaring the all-male military draft constitutional. A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with the plaintiff, the National Coalition for Men, that “the factual underpinning of the controlling Supreme Court decision has changed,” but noted that only the high court can overturn its own precedent. The coalition won its case in Texas last year, leading to an appeal that ended in Thursday’s ruling.

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Missing Marines and sailor presumed dead

by Seth Johnson
Posted 8/03/20, 07:01 am

A search for seven U.S. Marines and one Navy sailor ended on Sunday, with all presumed dead. Rescuers pulled eight Marines from the water after their amphibious assault vehicle sank off the coast of San Diego on Thursday. One later died and two are in critical condition.

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U.S. to draw down troops in Germany

by Seth Johnson
Posted 7/29/20, 04:29 pm

About 6,400 American soldiers stationed in Germany will come back to the United States over the next several years, the Pentagon announced on Wednesday. Another 5,600 will transfer to other European countries. The U.S. European Command headquarters also will pull out of Stuttgart, Germany, leaving 25,000 U.S. military personnel in the country.

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