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GOP senator tells of sexual assault in the military

by Harvest Prude
Posted 3/07/19, 12:06 pm

WASHINGTON—Sen. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., revealed in a Senate hearing Wednesday that a superior officer sexually assaulted her while she was in the Air Force. “My drive to fight against sexual assault in the ranks is not from the outside looking in … it is deeply personal,” she said during a Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel hearing on sexual assault in the military.

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Judge rules men-only military draft is discriminatory

by Harvest Prude
Posted 2/26/19, 12:22 pm

A federal judge in Texas ruled Friday that requiring men but not women to register for the military draft is unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Gray Miller agreed with the plaintiffs, two draft-age men who filed suit in 2013, that the men-only draft is a form of sex-based discrimination. His decision does not require the government to immediately change its policy.

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U.S. to keep 200 troops in Syria

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/22/19, 11:07 am

The White House on Thursday said 200 U.S. soldiers will remain in Syria, dialing back President Donald Trump’s December announcement that he would withdraw all 2,000 troops from the country. “A small peacekeeping group of about 200 will remain in Syria for a period of time,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement. The announcement followed a Thursday phone call between Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in which the two leaders agreed to keep working on “the creation of a potential safe zone.”

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