August 5, 2020

House Curbs Presidential Deployment Powers

The House defense bill strips Confederate base names and curbs a president’s powers in troop deployments, reports Defense News, passing with a veto-proof majority and a strong bipartisan vote.

Russian Fighter Jet Again in US Flight Path

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For the second time since November, a Russian jet buzzes the flank of a US reconnaissance aircraft over the Black Sea, forcing the EP-3 Aries to fly through the Russian Su-27’s flight wash.

300 Marines Deploy to Afghanistan

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The 300 Marines deployed from Camp Lejeune comprise the largest US force in Afghanistan since 2014.