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Trump objects to new law that stops him from removing troops from South Korea

President Donald Trump has objected to a series of provisions in the newly passed 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, including limits on the reduction of troops in South Korea and recognizing Crimea as a Russian province.

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On Purple Heart Day, an Iraq War veteran gets long-lost award

Army Staff Sgt. Michael T. Jeffrey was wounded in Iraq in 2006. He received a Purple Heart in 2012 at the Warrior Transition Unit in Fort Knox, but it wasn't until he made it home that he realized it wasn't his medal. On Tuesday, nonprofit Purple Hearts Reunited righted that wrong in an emotional, official ceremony to bestow the honor.


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Fixes to 'up or out' promotion system could take years

Experts and military leaders said the services need new flexibility to compete with the private sector in the midst of demands for a force of the future. But, they said, proposed changes, while exciting, could still be years in the making.


Longtime wife of combat veteran, mother of two deported to Mexico

Alejandra Juarez, wife of a combat veteran and mother of two U.S. citizen-children, said President Donald Trump was elected by the help of voters like her husband and she’s heartbroken the president couldn’t help.


GAO report: $1 billion to dismantle Navy’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier

The GAO estimate was unveiled as the Navy is assessing its options to dismantle and dispose of the former USS Enterprise, which has been inactive since 2012 and was decommissioned in 2017 after more than 50 years of service.


Oldest military cemetery on the West Coast could come under VA care

A military cemetery, which includes the graves of three Medal of Honor recipients, has been under the care of the City of Vallejo, Calif., which hasn’t had the funds to keep up the grounds. Lawmakers are considering assigning its maintenance to the Department of Veterans Affairs.