Military
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Officials deny Russia-Taliban connection

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 6/29/20, 05:12 pm

A New York Times report that Moscow offered terrorists in Afghanistan money to kill U.S. soldiers was “nonsense” that showed the “low intellectual abilities of the propagandists of American intelligence,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said. It’s unknown whether the alleged scheme directly resulted in any American soldiers’ deaths, the Times reported, citing anonymous officials.

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Trump nixes renaming military bases

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 6/10/20, 05:35 pm

WASHINGTON—U.S. Army bases such as Fort Bragg, Fort Benning, and Fort Hood derive their names from Confederate generals who fought during the Civil War. After U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Monday he was open to discussions about renaming 10 major Army installations named after Rebel commanders, President Donald Trump ruled out the possibility.

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Navy wants captain reinstated

by Harvest Prude
Posted 4/27/20, 11:42 am

Top U.S. Navy leaders last week called for Capt. Brett Crozier to be put back in command of the coronavirus-stricken USS Theodore Roosevelt. Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly, who has since resigned, relieved Crozier of his command after the captain pleaded in late March for more resources to fight an outbreak of COVID-19 on the aircraft carrier.

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