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MJ Hegar takes on Sen. John Cornyn for US Senate in Texas

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate MJ Hegar talks with the media near an early polling site before voting, July 9, 2020, in Austin, Texas. Eric Gay/AP Photo Air Force veteran and 2018 House candidate MJ Hegar is challenging incumbent Sen. John Cornyn in Texas in 2020.  Cornyn, who was first elected in 2002 and has served in a number of positions in Senate leadership, is seeking a fourth term to the US Senate. The political tide has been shifting in the state in recent cycles, and Democrats a...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Kentucky, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, Pennsylvania, Gop, Hillary Clinton, House, House Of Representatives, Wisconsin, Mitch McConnell


Rumors of an Iranian assassination plot offer lessons that Trump can't seem to learn

Trump, then a presidential candidate, at a "Stop the Iran Deal" rally in Washington DC, September 2015. Susan Walsh/AP Reports emerged this month that Iran was plotting to assassinate the US's ambassador to South Africa. The supposed plot, eight months after the US's assassination of Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani, is another sign that Trump's aggressive foreign policy creates more risks than it resolves, writes Defense Priorities fellow Bonnie Kristian. Visit Business Insider's homepage ...
Tags: Politics, Obama, Opinion, Washington, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Israel, US, Trends, Iran, Afghanistan, United States, South Africa, Washington Dc, Hassan Rouhani, Pentagon


H.R. McMaster Says Terrorism, Climate Change Among Top Threats To U.S. In ’60 Minutes’ Interview With Scott Pelley

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Tags: Cbs News, White House, China, Afghanistan, United States, Only CBS, 60 Minutes, Trump, McMaster, Bob Woodward, Pelley, CBS Local, Scott Pelley, DJ Sixsmith, President Donald Trump, H.R. McMaster


Trump shares tweet saying he is 'fanboying for dictators' after praising Putin and Kim as more mentally fit than Biden

Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images President Donald Trump bizarrely shared a tweet describing him as "fanboying for dictators" on Monday. "I didn't even know there would be a question about this!" Trump tweeted in response to the columnist talking about his comments on North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un and Russian President Vladimir Putin being more mentally fit than Democratic nominee Joe Biden. "Kim Jong Un, Kim Jong Un doesn't know about the problems that Joe has. We need very sha...
Tags: Politics, Putin, Vladimir Putin, North Korea, Russia, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, Kim Jong Un, Nevada, Kim, Biden, Donald Trump, Joe, Trump


U.S. Afghanistan Commander Says Intel Has Not Confirmed Russian Bounties on American Troops

The U.S. commander of troops in Afghanistan said that American intelligence officials have not been able to confirm the existence of a Russian bounty program offering Taliban militants rewards for targeting U.S. troops in Afghanistan."It just has not been proved to a level of certainty that satisfies me," General Frank McKenzie, commander of the U.S. Central Command, told NBC News."We continue to look for that evidence. I just haven't seen it yet," the general said, adding, "it's not a c...
Tags: News, Vladimir Putin, White House, Russia, Nbc News, Intel, Intelligence, Afghanistan, Taliban, National Security Agency, Trump, State, U S Central Command, McKenzie, House Armed Services Committee, Frank McKenzie


Trump wants to bring troops home because he knows people support it. But whether he can do it is a different matter.

President Donald Trump with US troops during a surprise Thanksgiving Day visit to Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan, November 28, 2019. AP Photo/Alex Brandon The US military recently announced plans to further reduce troop levels in Iraq and Afghanistan. President Donald Trump has promised throughout his time in office to end wars and bring troops home, and the latest announcements come just weeks before what is likely to be a tightly contested election. But Trump's actual policies, and othe...
Tags: Politics, Isis, Obama, Congress, White House, Iraq, Africa, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Iran, Syria, Analysis, Afghanistan, House, Middle East


The hard truths about 9/11's aftermath and the US's legacy in Afghanistan

Smoke pours from the World Trade Center towers after they were hit by two hijacked airliners in a terrorist attack September 11, 2001. Getty Images/Robert Giroux Nineteen years after the September 11 attacks, memories of that day and its destruction are still vivid in the minds of Americans and others around the world. In Afghanistan, September 11 was just the start, and the war the US has fought there since then will last long after US troops leave, writes Candace Rondeaux, senior fellow ...
Tags: Politics, New York, Opinion, Washington, New York City, US, America, Trends, Qatar, Afghanistan, United States, Taliban, Queens, International criminal court, Manhattan, General Services Administration


Twitter users dunk on the New York Times' Paul Krugman after he said 9/11 didn't lead to a 'mass outbreak' of Islamophobia or violence

Brendan McDermid/Reuters NYT columnist Paul Krugman was widely lambasted on Twitter after suggesting that 9/11 did not lead to a "mass outbreak" of anti-Muslim sentiments or violence. There was a spike in anti-Muslim hate crimes after 9/11 and the US invaded two majority Muslim countries, launching a global war on terror that's killed hundreds of thousands of people. In short, Krugman's tweets were ahistorical. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. New York Times columnist P...
Tags: Twitter, Politics, Isis, News, Guantanamo Bay, Osama Bin Laden, Iraq, Brown University, US, America, Trends, Afghanistan, New York Times, Glenn Greenwald, Muslim, Cuba


Trump's biggest accomplishments and failures as president as he fights for reelection

FILE - In this Dec. 24, 2019 photo, President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media following a Christmas Eve video teleconference with members of the military at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla. As a candidate for the White House, Donald Trump repeatedly promised that he would “immediately” replace President Barack Obama’s health care law with a plan of his own that would provide “insurance for everybody.” Back then, Trump made it sound that his plan — “much less expensive and ...
Tags: Utah, Politics, Isis, News, Supreme Court, Minneapolis, Obamacare, Vladimir Putin, Congress, Navy, Washington, Mexico, France, Senate, White House, China


Trump's waging a phony war against the military-industrial complex

In this July 11, 2018, photo, U.S. President Donald Trump takes his seat as he attends the multilateral meeting of the North Atlantic Council in Brussels, Belgium. AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, Pool US President Donald Trump this week attacked military leaders in order to deflect from reports that he called dead soldiers "losers" and "suckers." "They want to do nothing but fight wars, so that all of those wonderful companies that make the bombs and make the planes and make everything ...
Tags: Europe, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Iraq, Russia, Africa, US, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Turkey, Joe Biden, Syria, Cnn, Afghanistan


The Hell Hounds of 9-14

Back in 2001, I worked at the National Audubon Society, about a block from the White House, and across the street from the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. On a coffee run down the hall, I came into the kitchen and about 10 folks were in there watching the news on TV. Someone said an airplane had hit the World Trade Center. Assuming it was a small two-seater propeller airplane, I said the same thing had occurred to the Empire State Building back in 1945. "Was it a 747?" ...
Tags: Europe, Osama Bin Laden, White House, Pets, Iraq, New York City, Afghanistan, Middle East, Manhattan, International Monetary Fund, World Bank, Pentagon, Uruguay, Dc, Pearl Harbor, Empire State Building


Photos show the dramatic changes to Manhattan's skyline and the World Trade Center site since the 9/11 attacks

The Twin Towers in 1999, and One World Trade Center in 2018. AP The terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, changed America forever. They also permanently altered New York City landscape. Over the past 19 years, the site of the World Trade Center has become a memorial to the 2,977 lives lost on 9/11, and new buildings like One World Trade Center have been constructed. Visit Business Insider's home page for more stories. The terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, took the lives of nearly ...
Tags: Politics, New York, Life, Iraq, New York City, US, America, Trends, Features, Afghanistan, Manhattan, Associated Press, World Trade Center, Freedom Tower, Trump, Reuters


8 of the most shocking claims and Trump quotes in Bob Woodward's new bombshell book about the president

U.S. President Donald Trump talks to reporters while hosting Republican Congressional leaders and members of his cabinet in the Oval Office at the White House July 20, 2020 in Washington, DC. Trump and his guests talked about a proposed new round of financial stimulus to help the economy during the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic. Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images In journalist Bob Woodward's second book on President Donald Trump's administration, Trump is quoted in March admitting that he ...
Tags: Politics, News, Putin, Washington, North Korea, White House, Russia, Singapore, Defense, US, Trends, Syria, Indiana, Afghanistan, Racism, Atlantic


Trump called the generals under his command a 'bunch of p---ies,' new book says

President Donald Trump with former Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta President Donald Trump once said "my f---ing generals area a bunch of p---ies" during a meeting, CNN reports, citing journalist Bob Woodward's new book "Rage." An aide to former Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis reportedly heard the president make the comment and then documented it in an email to the secretary. Accounts from Woodward's forthcoming book follow reports last week that the president d...
Tags: South Korea, Politics, White House, Defense, US, Trends, Syria, Cnn, Afghanistan, Atlantic, Nato, Paris, Marine Corps, Donald Trump, U.S. military, John Kelly


At least 37 million people have been displaced by America's 'war on terror' in less than 20 years

Bush delivering a speech to crew aboard the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln, as the carrier steamed toward San Diego, California on May 1, 2003. Larry Downing/Reuters At least 37 million people have been displaced by America's "global war on terror," according to a new report from Brown University's Cost of War project.  The number of displaced people could be as high as 59 million, the report states.  Displacement has caused "incalculable harm to individuals, families, towns, cities,...
Tags: Politics, Isis, News, California, Osama Bin Laden, Iraq, Brown University, US, America, Trends, Syria, Afghanistan, Taliban, Al Qaeda, Tunisia, Donald Trump


'I was instantly furious': Marine veteran and Gold Star widow blasts Trump after seeing photo of him at her husband's grave in Arlington

President Donald Trump, left center, talks to U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly as people visit in observance of Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday May 29, 2017 in Arlington, VA. Photo by Matt McClain/The Washington Post via Getty Images A Marine veteran and Gold Star widow sharply criticized President Donald Trump for an Arlington photo op after coming across a 2017 photo of him at her husband's grave that surfaced amid reports he disparaged US service m...
Tags: Politics, Washington Post, White House, US, Trends, Cnn, Afghanistan, Marine, Atlantic, Veteran, Marine Corps, Donald Trump, John Kelly, Trump, Robert, Kelly


Meet Noor bin Ladin, the niece of Osama bin Laden who has come out as a Trump supporter and QAnon believer

Noor bin Laden at The National Theatre on March 2, 2016 in London, England. David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images Noor bin Ladin, the 33-year-old niece of Osama bin Laden, recently gave an interview with the New York Post, called for Americans to vote for President Donald Trump.  Osama bin Laden was the mastermind of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the US. He was killed by US Navy SEALs in 2011. Noor bin Ladin lives in Switzerland, but considers herself "an American at heart." She sai...
Tags: Europe, Post, New York Post, Isis, News, Osama Bin Laden, Saudi Arabia, US, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Features, Afghanistan, Gop


Trump escalated his friction with the military, saying its leaders 'want to do nothing but fight wars' so weapon makers can be 'happy'

President Donald Trump addresses US troops in Afghanistan in November 2019. Reuters President Donald Trump escalated tensions between him and the military, claiming its leadership "want to do nothing but fight wars" so defense contactors makers can be "happy." He made his comments on Monday as part of his denial of The Atlantic's report that he called dead American soldiers "losers" and "suckers."  "I'm not saying the military's in love with me. The soldiers are," he said Monday. NBC News ...
Tags: Politics, Navy, France, White House, Defense, Nbc News, US, Trends, Cnn, Afghanistan, Atlantic, Military, First World War, Paris, Veterans Affairs, News UK


Pete Buttigieg says Trump disrespected US military since the day he let a 'sucker' serve in Vietnam in his place

Former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg on Friday blasted President Trump's reported 2018 comments about veterans who died in WWI. Fox News Pete Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, on Friday, criticized President Donald Trump's reported comments about American soldiers who died during World War I. The Atlantic on Thursday reported that during a 2018 trip to France, the president — who avoided the draft during the Vietnam War five times — called fallen soldiers ...
Tags: Twitter, Politics, News, Washington Post, France, White House, US, Trends, Afghanistan, Atlantic, Gop, Paris, Fox News, Associated Press, John Mccain, Vietnam


Trump said retired Gen. John Kelly 'got eaten alive' as White House chief of staff after reports claimed he made rude remarks at the grave of Kelly's son

Donald Trump with his former chief of staff, John Kelly. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images President Donald Trump said his former chief of staff, retired Gen. John Kelly, was "eaten alive" and "unable to handle the pressure of this job" at a Friday press briefing. The president's comments follow a Thursday report from The Atlantic that Trump skipped a visit to a World War I veteran cemetery in 2018, telling senior staff: "Why should I go to that cemetery? It's filled with losers." The report ...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington Post, White House, America, Trends, Getty Images, Afghanistan, Atlantic, Veterans, United States, New York Times, Paris, Marine Corps, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal


The UK is using a military drone to monitor and stop migrants from crossing the English channel, after a record 1,400 crossed in August

An aerial view of dinghies stored in a Port Authority yard, believed to have been used by migrants crossing the English Channel, in Dover, England, on August 15, 2020. BEN STANSALL/AFP via Getty Images The UK has deployed a military drone over the English Channel to monitor and stop migrants trying to cross from France, The Washington Post reported. It's the first time the Watchkeeper WK450 has been used in the UK. It has previously been deployed in Afghanistan, The Post said. The drone wi...
Tags: Post, Politics, UK, Washington Post, France, Trends, Drone, Afghanistan, News UK, The Times, Boris Johnson, The Washington Post, Migrant, Migrant Crisis, Uav, Ben Jerry


Fox News reported Trump never said that dead US troops were 'suckers,' but the network's national security correspondent said ex-officials confirmed he did

President Donald Trump on April 14. Leah Millis/Reuters The Atlantic reported on Thursday that President Donald Trump made derogatory remarks about fallen members of the military, going so far as to call them "suckers" and "losers." Fox News on Friday said the report was fabricated and criticized The Atlantic's use of anonymous sources. However, one of its own — national security correspondent Jennifer Griffin — said parts of the damning report, which cited two ex-Trump administration offi...
Tags: Politics, News, White House, US, Trends, Afghanistan, Atlantic, Veterans, Paris, Fox News, Secret Service, Biden, Donald Trump, Griffin, John Kelly, Trump


Fox News reported Trump 'never said' that dead US troops were 'suckers,' but the network's national security correspondent said officials confirmed he did

President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with healthcare executives in the Cabinet Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 14, 2020. Leah Millis/Reuters The Atlantic reported on Thursday that President Donald Trump made derogatory remarks about fallen members of the military, going so far as to call them "suckers" and "losers." Fox News on Friday said that the report was fabricated and criticized The Atlantic's use of anonymous sources. However, one of their own — nationa...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, White House, US, Trends, Afghanistan, Atlantic, Veterans, Paris, Fox News, Secret Service, Biden, Donald Trump, Griffin, John Kelly


Two Senior Officials Confirm Trump’s Remarks About Fallen Soldiers To AP

DELRAY BEACH, FLa. (AP) — President Donald Trump is angrily denying a report that he made disparaging remarks about U.S. service members who have been captured or killed, including that he described American war dead at the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery in France in 2018 as “losers” and “suckers.” “This is more made up Fake News given by disgusting & jealous failures in a disgraceful attempt to influence the 2020 Election!” Trump tweeted late Thursday. The allegations were reported in The Atlant...
Tags: News, Navy, Washington, France, White House, Iraq, Defense, Joe Biden, Ap, Afghanistan, Atlantic, Pennsylvania, United States, Paris, Arizona, Marine Corps


'We only have one truly sacred obligation': Biden goes on attack after report says Trump called dead US troops 'losers'

Joe Biden and Donald Trump. Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images The Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden, issued a statement Thursday in response to a report that said President Donald Trump described US troops who died in World War I as "losers." The Atlantic published the article earlier Thursday, in which multiple unnamed sources described private comments they said Trump made during a visit to France. "If the revelations in today's Atlantic article are true, then they are yet another ma...
Tags: Politics, News, France, White House, Iraq, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, Atlantic, United States, Normandy, The Atlantic, Breaking News, John Mccain


'We only have one truly sacred obligation': Biden hits back at Trump for reportedly calling dead US troops 'losers'

Joe Biden and Donald Trump Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden issued a statement Thursday in response to President Trump's reported comment that soldiers who died in World War I were "losers." Earlier in the day, The Atlantic published a story claiming that Trump made the remark during a visit to France. "If the revelations in today's Atlantic article are true, then they are yet another marker of how deeply President Trump and I disagree about the role o...
Tags: Politics, News, France, White House, Iraq, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, Atlantic, United States, Normandy, The Atlantic, Breaking News, John Mccain


'This is who he is': Founder of veterans group blasts Trump for reportedly calling dead soldiers 'losers'

President Donald Trump pauses as he visits Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery after a Memorial Day ceremony Monday, May 29, 2017, in Arlington, Va. AP Photo/Evan Vucci Military veterans reacted harshly to a report in The Atlantic that President Donald Trump referred to dead soldiers as "losers." "Why should I go to that cemetery?" Trump reportedly told senior staff, canceling a visit to the Aisne-Marne American Cemetary outside of Paris in 2018. "It's filled with losers," he said, l...
Tags: Politics, News, Navy, France, White House, Iraq, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, Atlantic, Veterans, Paris, Portland, The Atlantic, John Mccain


'This is who he is': Founder of veterans group blasts Trump over report he called dead US troops 'losers'

President Donald Trump visiting Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery after a Memorial Day ceremony in 2017 in Arlington, Virginia. AP Photo/Evan Vucci Some military veterans reacted harshly to a report in The Atlantic that said President Donald Trump referred to dead US troops as "losers." "Why should I go to that cemetery?" Trump was said to have told senior staff members, canceling a visit to an American cemetery outside Paris in 2018. Citing multiple sources, The Atlantic said Trum...
Tags: Politics, News, Navy, France, White House, Iraq, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, Atlantic, Veterans, Paris, The Atlantic, Associated Press, John Mccain


'I don't get it': Trump questioned why retired Gen. John Kelly's son gave his life fighting in Afghanistan on a Memorial Day visit to his grave

President Donald Trump speaks with retired Marine Corps Gen. John Kelly at Arlington National Cemetery Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images President Donald Trump questioned a Marine's sacrifice during a Memorial Day visit to his grave with the man's father, The Atlantic reported Thursday. "I don't get it. What was in it for them?" Trump reportedly asked retired Marine Corps Gen. John Kelly, his former chief of staff, as the two stood beside 1st Lt. Robert Kelly's grave at Arlington Na...
Tags: Politics, White House, America, Trends, Afghanistan, Marine, Atlantic, Paris, Memorial Day, Marine Corps, Marines, Donald Trump, John Kelly, Trump, Robert, Kelly


'I don't get it': Trump said to have questioned why retired Gen. John Kelly's son fought in Afghanistan — during a Memorial Day visit to his grave

President Donald Trump with retired Marine Corps Gen. John Kelly at Arlington National Cemetery. Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images President Donald Trump questioned a Marine's sacrifice during a Memorial Day visit to his grave with the man's father, The Atlantic reported Thursday. "I don't get it. What was in it for them?" Trump was said to have asked retired Marine Corps Gen. John Kelly, who later became Trump's chief of staff, as the two stood beside 1st Lt. Robert Kelly's grave a...
Tags: Politics, White House, America, Trends, Afghanistan, Marine, Atlantic, Paris, Memorial Day, Marine Corps, Marines, Donald Trump, US Army, John Kelly, Trump, Robert



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