Jim Sciutto @jimsciutto I met an Afghan in an Uber this morning. His accent & name gave it away. His path from Jalalabad all the way to Austin TX? The Special Immigrant Visa program. He had been a military translator. As I left, he smiled at being recognized and … [Read more...] about The Human side of immigration promises…
Defense One takes a look at the American military's use of drone under the Trump Admin.... The decision making has been pushed down to so that the White House is not in the loop, targets are increased and the media as been locked out of the programs and policy of hunting down … [Read more...] about America’s drone war action continues….
Four US soliders where killed along with Five Nigerian soliders in a ambush in that country..... A months-long investigation into a disastrous U.S. Special Operations mission in Niger found that ‘‘individual, organizational and institutional failures and deficiencies’’ … [Read more...] about Military investigation of Niger Spec Ops mission finds systemic failures….
The Trump White House has released the mission's the troops are performing... As for President's Bush and Obama? They are performing SUPPORT actions... Not going on DIRECT interdiction missions.... They are prohibited from actually joining Border Cops in going … [Read more...] about About those National Guard Troops at the US/Mexican Border?
Defense Sec Mattis has been against a ban of transgenders in the military and has stalled his comments on the issue... He has now passed his views on the President... The order from Trump would give Mattis and the Homeland Sec Secretary some latitude in … [Read more...] about Trump orders a partial ban on transgender service in the US Military…
By Jen Hayden @ Daily Kos.... The so-called “fiscally responsible” Republicans are at it again. Donald Trump has ordered a Veteran’s Day parade in Washington, D.C., so that our hard-working troops can spend their days … [Read more...] about Trump orders wasteful $30 million military parade while 1.5 million veterans are on food stamps