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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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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General Mattis: DACA Recipients Serving in the Military Will Not Be Deported

Secretary of Defense James Mattis is vowing not to deport any DACA recipients serving in the military even if the program expires.  “We would always stand by one of our people,” the general said.  “They will not be subject to any kind of deportation,” he added. Mattis said the protections will apply to those who […]

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