In Response to Russian Aggression Navy Re-Establishes 2nd Fleet

The United States Navy is reviving its Second Fleet, the fleet responsible for the North Atlantic Ocean, almost seven years after disbanding it. The fleet was split as a result of cost-saving and restructuring measures. It is being re-constituted as tension between the U.S. and Russia, as well as China, have ratcheted up in recent […]

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Trump Administration Implements Revised Military Transgender Ban

The Trump White House announced a revised ban on transgender troops from serving in the military. The ban would apply to individuals who have been stable in their biological sex for less than thirty-six months, who were diagnosed with gender dysphoria prior to joining the military and do not require a change of gender, and […]

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President Trump Has Directed the Pentagon to Stage Military Parade on November 11, Veterans Day

President Trump has reportedly directed the Department of Defense to stage a military parade on November 11, Veterans Day, according to a memo written by National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster.  The memo was sent from McMaster to Secretary of Defense James Mattis, and says that the President to be briefed on “concepts of operation for […]

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Pentagon Budget Seeks 10 New Ships and 15,600 Additional Troops

The Department of Defense submitted a 2019 budget request to Congress that would pay for ten new Navy ships and 15,600 additional troops beyond this year’s authorized levels.  The request would provide the Pentagon with $617 billion in its base budget and $69 billion for its overseas contingency operations account (the account the Pentagon uses […]

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President Trump Wants a North-Korean Style Military Parade – The Pentagon Has Begun Planning

President Trump has asked the Pentagon to plan a military parade showing off the U.S.’ military muscle.  The Defense Department has begun planning and possible dates being explored are November 11, Veteran’s Day. A January 18 meeting with top generals at the Pentagon served as the nexus of the event.  The president made it known […]

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