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An unspecified number of active-duty troops comprising of military police and engineers also were moved Monday to the “national capital region,” but are not yet in Washington, according to a senior defense official.



Two airmen dead in shooting at Grand Forks Air Force Base in North Dakota

The base did not identify the deceased airmen by name, but said both were active-duty members assigned to the 319th Reconnaissance Wing.


Trump urges governors to use National Guard to 'dominate;' says Gen. Milley’s in charge

Some 17,000 Guard troops had been activated in 23 states and in Washington D.C. to aid state and local law enforcement with civil unrest operations, the National Guard Bureau said Monday.


VA relents, will replace Nazi gravestones in national cemeteries

After calls to remove the stones, the department first insisted it would continue to preserve them “like every past administration.”



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In the season finale of the Military Matters podcast, hosts Rod Rodriguez and Desmon Farris shed light on the murky world of information warfare and get insight from industry experts including Rand Waltzman, deputy chief technology officer of the RAND Corporation, Michael Shermer, who is a science writer and founder of Skeptic magazine, and Bob Reid, senior managing editor of Stars and Stripes.


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Misinformation about the extent of unrest in DC surges across Twitter

Misinformation about the extent of the unrest in Washington, D.C. and false claims about widespread communications outages burgeoned Monday on Twitter.


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Russian warplanes in Libya could open new phase in Middle East’s biggest proxy war

The U.S. and other Western powers that have largely ignored the conflict now fear a new phase opening in the Middle East’s biggest proxy war, with Russia encroaching on Europe’s southern flank.


Infiltrator who killed two US service members in insider attack released from Afghan prison

Abdul Saboor, who killed Air Force Lt. Col. John Darin Loftis and Army Maj. Robert Marchanti II in 2012, was set free Friday after four years of time served, officials said.


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Misinformation about the extent of unrest in DC surges across Twitter

Misinformation about the extent of the unrest in Washington, D.C. and false claims about widespread communications outages burgeoned Monday on Twitter.


ANALYSIS

Russian warplanes in Libya could open new phase in Middle East’s biggest proxy war

The U.S. and other Western powers that have largely ignored the conflict now fear a new phase opening in the Middle East’s biggest proxy war, with Russia encroaching on Europe’s southern flank.


Infiltrator who killed two US service members in insider attack released from Afghan prison

Abdul Saboor, who killed Air Force Lt. Col. John Darin Loftis and Army Maj. Robert Marchanti II in 2012, was set free Friday after four years of time served, officials said.




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Coast Guard offloads $37 million of cocaine in San Diego

The crew of the Coast Guard cutter Active seized the drugs earlier this month from "known drug-transit zones" in the Pacific Ocean off the coasts of North and Central America, according to Coast Guard officials.


DOD civilian on Okinawa arrested for alleged bar slap

Barry Ray Ellis, 41, was taken into custody at a bar in the Uechi neighborhood in Okinawa city at approximately 1:50 p.m. after arguing with a 20-year-old local woman and allegedly slapping her, an Okinawa Police spokesman said Monday.


Air Force’s top enlisted leader speaks out on black rage, urges change

Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright said he struggles with “the Air Force’s own demons," including racial disparity in military justice and a “lack of diversity in our senior officer ranks.”


Military service academies plan for students' return in fall

The U.S. Naval Academy is planning to have its 4,400 midshipmen return to campus in Annapolis, Maryland, for the fall, after students completed the last semester with online learning from their homes around the nation due to the coronavirus, academy officials said Monday.


Military service academies plan for students' return in fall

The U.S. Naval Academy is planning to have its 4,400 midshipmen return to campus in Annapolis, Maryland, for the fall, after students completed the last semester with online learning from their homes around the nation due to the coronavirus, academy officials said Monday.


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Coast Guard offloads $37 million of cocaine in San Diego

The crew of the Coast Guard cutter Active seized the drugs earlier this month from "known drug-transit zones" in the Pacific Ocean off the coasts of North and Central America, according to Coast Guard officials.


DOD civilian on Okinawa arrested for alleged bar slap

Barry Ray Ellis, 41, was taken into custody at a bar in the Uechi neighborhood in Okinawa city at approximately 1:50 p.m. after arguing with a 20-year-old local woman and allegedly slapping her, an Okinawa Police spokesman said Monday.


Air Force’s top enlisted leader speaks out on black rage, urges change

Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright said he struggles with “the Air Force’s own demons," including racial disparity in military justice and a “lack of diversity in our senior officer ranks.”


Military service academies plan for students' return in fall

The U.S. Naval Academy is planning to have its 4,400 midshipmen return to campus in Annapolis, Maryland, for the fall, after students completed the last semester with online learning from their homes around the nation due to the coronavirus, academy officials said Monday.


Military service academies plan for students' return in fall

The U.S. Naval Academy is planning to have its 4,400 midshipmen return to campus in Annapolis, Maryland, for the fall, after students completed the last semester with online learning from their homes around the nation due to the coronavirus, academy officials said Monday.



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Boston Marathon is officially canceled for the first time

The Boston Marathon was canceled this year for the first time in the event’s 123-year history due to concerns about the coronavirus, officials announced Thursday.


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Boston Marathon is officially canceled for the first time

The Boston Marathon was canceled this year for the first time in the event’s 123-year history due to concerns about the coronavirus, officials announced Thursday.