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Biden nominates female generals who were passed over by the Pentagon because they feared Trump's reaction

Getty President Joe Biden has nominated two female generals for promotion. Their promotions were delayed until Trump had left office, the New York Times reported. Pentagon officials reportedly believed Trump would oppose the promotion of female generals. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. President Joe Biden has nominated two female generals for promotion months after Pentagon officials reportedly blocked the moves because they feared President Trump would reject them...
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Microsoft's $10 Billion Pentagon Deal at Risk Amid Amazon Fight

Microsoft is in danger of losing a contract to provide $10 billion of cloud computing services to the Pentagon, a deal the government has threatened to scrap altogether after years of legal squabbling. From a report: The U.S. Defense Department said it will reconsider the controversial procurement if a federal judge declines to dismiss Amazon's allegations that former President Donald Trump's meddling cost the company the winner-take-all contract. That means the fate of a cloud project the Penta...
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The Pentagon is looking for a new way to check social media to prevent extremist behavior in the military

Supporters of President Donald Trump wearing gas masks and military-style apparel inside the Rotunda after breaching the US Capitol building, January 6, 2021. Saul Loeb/Getty Images The Defense Department says it "is examining a scalable means" to screen social media as a part of background checks. The statement, included in recently distributed training materials, indicates plans for a much more aggressive and methodical approach to monitoring troops' social media, one expert said. Visit ...
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Biden changed his plan for the strike on Iran-backed militias at the last minute to avoid killing a woman and children

President Joe Biden in the Oval Office Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images The president changed his plans for an airstrike against Iran-backed militias at the last minute. Battlefield intelligence indicated the presence of a woman and children at one of two strike areas. With fighters in the air, Biden chose to strike only one target, bypassing the one with civilians. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. With strike aircraft already in the air and on their way to the targets, ...
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Rockets hit Iraqi base with US troops less than a week after Biden officials said Syria strikes would 'de-escalate' tensions in the region

US soldiers inspect the site where an Iranian missile hit at Ain al-Asad air base in Anbar province, Iraq, on January 13, 2020. John Davison/Reuters An Iraqi base hosting US troops was targeted with 10 rockets on Wednesday. The attack came less than a week after Biden ordered strikes in Syria. The Biden administration claimed those strikes would "de-escalate" tensions in the region. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. An Iraqi base hosting US troops was targeted with at...
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Biden says airstrikes in Syria warn Iran to ‘be careful’

By Lolita C. Baldor, Robert Burns and Qassim Abdul-Zahra | Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden said Friday that Iran should view his decision to authorize U.S. airstrikes in Syria as a warning that it can expect consequences for its support of militia groups that threaten U.S. interests or personnel. “You can’t act with impunity. Be careful,” Biden said when a reporter asked what message he had intended to send with the airstrikes, which the Pentagon said destroyed several building...
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Pentagon Stands By Syria Strikes Despite Questions About Legality, Precedent

‘It was very much a defensive operation,’ Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said of the unilateral strike in Syria against pro-Iran targets in retaliation for deadly rocket attacks in Iraq.
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US airstrike in Syria kills 1, wounds several, says militia official

By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA, LOLITA C. BALDOR, and ROBERT BURNS | Associated Press BAGHDAD — A U.S. airstrike in Syria targeted facilities belonging to a powerful Iranian-backed Iraqi armed group, killing one fighter and wounding several others, an Iraqi militia official said Friday, signaling the first military action undertaken by U.S. President Joe Biden. The Pentagon said the strikes were retaliation for a rocket attack in Iraq earlier this month that killed one civilian contractor and wounded a U...
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China's ships are getting bigger and more aggressive, and Japan is scrambling to keep up

A Chinese Coast Guard ship approaches Filipino fishermen in a confrontation off of Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea, September 23, 2015. AP Photo/Renato Etac China's massive Coast Guard, and a new law expanding what it can do, worry its neighbors, especially Japan. Japan is bolstering its own Coast Guard and relying on its alliance with the US to keep its edge against Beijing in their disputes at sea. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. On February 1, a new law ...
Tags: Japan, Indonesia, Navy, China, Defense, US, International, Trends, Joe Biden, Beijing, United States, Malaysia, Argentina, Tokyo, Pentagon, Air Force


The Navy will make all sailors reaffirm their oath to the Constitution as it fights extremism in its ranks

US Navy sailors salute during a "Pass and Review" for the 74th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, at on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Honolulu, December 7, 2015. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin ordered a one-day stand-down for all service branches after dozens of veterans and service members were arrested in connection with the January 6 riot at the US Capitol. The Navy is the first branch to reveal what leaders will cover during the military's upcoming stand...
Tags: Politics, Navy, Defense, US, Trends, Ukraine, United States, Pentagon, West Coast, Donald Trump, Pearl Harbor, US Navy, Honolulu, Capitol, John Kirby, Kirby


1 in 3 US troops have refused to get a COVID-19 vaccine, a Pentagon official said

A soldier fills a syringe with a COVID-19 vaccine in Londonderry, New Hampshire. JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images One in every three US service members have declined to be vaccinated for COVID-19. A top Pentagon official made the disclosure to the House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday. The vaccine is not compulsory to troops, but the DOD wants to "help them understand the benefits." Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Around one-third of US troops are refusing...
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Another US Navy destroyer challenged China in the South China Sea by sailing past contested islands without asking permission

Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Russell in the Pacific Ocean. US Navy The US Navy sent a destroyer to challenge "unlawful" restrictions by China and others in the South China Sea. The destroyer USS Russell sailed through the contested Spratly Islands without asking permission. This is the second such operation in less than two weeks, suggesting these operations will continue being routine under the Biden administration. Visit the Business section of Insider for more storie...
Tags: News, Navy, China, US, International, Trends, Department Of Defense, Joe Biden, Taiwan, United States, Philippines, Pentagon, John Mccain, Biden, Pacific, Pacific Ocean


Biden's approach to Iran is better than Biden makes it sound

A missile is launched in a drill in Iran, January 16, 2021. Iranian Revolutionary Guard/Sepahnews via AP President Joe Biden's comments in his first weeks in office have raised concern about whether he'll pursue the diplomacy with Iran he promised during his campaign. But posturing is to be expected, and Biden's more substantive moves, and the personnel he picks, that merit attention, writes Defense Priorities fellow Shahed Ghoreishi. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stori...
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A US Navy warship sailed through the Taiwan Strait for the first time since Biden became commander in chief

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Gavin Shields A US Navy destroyer transited the Taiwan Strait for the first time under the new Biden administration. The service called it "routine" and said the transit was conducted "in accordance with international law." China said it remains on "high alert" and "is ready to respond to all threats and provocations at any time." Visit the Business ...
Tags: Navy, China, US, International, Trends, Joe Biden, Taiwan, Beijing, United States, Pentagon, State Department, Air Force, Biden, US Navy, Plan, Trump


Secretary of Defense orders all military to pause and review handling of extremism in ranks

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin has ordered a staggered pause of operations across the entire US military so commanders can have "needed discussions" with service members about the issue of extremism over the next 60 days, Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby announced on Wednesday.
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Biden's defense secretary is booting all of the Pentagon's advisory board members for a fresh start after Trump's 'frenetic' post-election changes

Pentagon Charles Dharapak/AP Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin called for an "immediate suspension" of the department's advisory committee operations. The secretary has also ordered the "conclusion of service" for all advisory board members. The advisory boards are comprised of civilians appointed to provide bipartisan counsel. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin called for an "immediate suspension" of the department's advisory committee opera...
Tags: Politics, News, Politico, Defense, Barack Obama, Trends, Department Of Defense, Joe Biden, Cnn, Austin, US Senate, Pentagon, Chris Miller, Biden, Donald Trump, Defense Department


Biden's defense secretary boots Pentagon advisory board members for a fresh start after Trump's 'frenetic' post-election changes

Pentagon Charles Dharapak/AP The defense secretary called for an "immediate suspension" of advisory committee operations. The secretary has also ordered the "conclusion of service" for most advisory board members. The secretary's move boots Trump loyalists who were appointed to the boards at the last minute. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin called for an "immediate suspension" of the department's advisory committee operations as it conducts...
Tags: Politics, News, Politico, Defense, Barack Obama, Trends, Department Of Defense, Joe Biden, Cnn, Austin, US Senate, Pentagon, Chris Miller, Biden, Donald Trump, Defense Department


Defense Department pauses plan to offer COVID-19 vaccine to Guantanamo Bay prisoners after GOP criticism

In this Wednesday, April 17, 2019 photo reviewed by U.S. military officials, the control tower is seen through the razor wire inside the Camp VI detention facility in Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba. Alex Brandon, File/Associated Press The Department of Defense is pausing a plan to offer COVID-19 vaccines to Guantanamo Bay prisoners. The plan drew criticism from GOP lawmakers who said it prioritized terrorists. Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby said the department is reviewing measures to k...
Tags: Politics, New York, Guantanamo, Guantanamo Bay, Congress, Cdc, Trends, Department Of Defense, Gop, House, Pentagon, Biden, Defense Department, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Mccarthy, Hill


Pentagon stopped political appointments for Trump allies to join defense advisory boards

David Bossie, left, stands with Corey Lewandowski, right, before a hearing on Capitol Hill. Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images The Pentagon has halted former President Donald Trump's appointments to defense advisory boards, according to Politico. There is currently an ongoing review of the last-minute appointments. Affected nominees include Trump loyalists Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The Pentagon has halted the in...
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Pentagon halted political appointments for Trump allies to join defense advisory boards

David Bossie, left, stands with Corey Lewandowski, right, before a hearing on Capitol Hill. Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images The Pentagon has halted former President Donald Trump's appointments to defense advisory boards, according to Politico. There is currently an ongoing review of the last-minute appointments. Affected nominees include Trump loyalists Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The Pentagon has halted the in...
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Chinese bombers simulated an attack on a US Navy aircraft carrier in the South China Sea

he Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (CSG) steams in formation while transiting the Pacific U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Anthony Rivera A US carrier strike group sailed into the South China Sea last Saturday. The same day, a large force of Chinese military aircraft, including fighters and bombers, flew past Taiwan and into the waterway. The Chinese aircraft conducted a simulated attack run on the US aircraft carrier, the US military told Insider Friday, ...
Tags: Navy, China, US, International, Trends, Department Of Defense, Taiwan, Beijing, United States, Pentagon, Air Force, Biden, Kafka, US Navy, PLA, Plan


The Pentagon may send thousands of troops to help run COVID-19 vaccination sites that FEMA is setting up nationwide

People wait in line in a Disneyland parking lot to receive Covid-19 vaccines on the opening day of the Disneyland Covid-19 vaccination site in Anaheim, California. Photo by Valerie Macon/AFP via Getty Images FEMA has requested help from the Defense Department in distributing the COVID-19 vaccine. The Pentagon is considering the request and could send thousands of troops to help. FEMA is setting up 100 vaccination sites nationwide in an effort to speed up distribution. Visit Business Inside...
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Bruce Kirby, Character Actor in ‘Columbo’ and ‘L.A. Law,’ Dies at 95

Bruce Kirby, a character actor best known for his roles in “Columbo” and “Stand by Me,” died in Los Angeles on Sunday. He was 95. Kirby’s son, John Kirby, announced the news on Facebook on Monday. “Thank you Dad for everything you taught me about acting and how to have such a strong work ethic […]
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Meet Jen Psaki, the face of Biden's administration who's promising to bring 'truth' back to White House briefings

White House press secretary Jen Psaki holds her first briefing on Wednesday. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Biden's press secretary Jen Psaki held her first briefing hours after the January 20 inauguration. She promised reporters that she would bring "truth and transparency back to the briefing room."  Psaki is a veteran political communicator with experience at the White House and State Department. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Joe Biden's White House press ...
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Meet Jen Psaki, Biden's press secretary who's pledged to bring 'truth' back to White House press briefings

White House press secretary Jen Psaki holds her first briefing on Wednesday. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Biden's press secretary Jen Psaki held her first briefing hours after the January 20 inauguration. She promised reporters that she would bring "truth and transparency back to the briefing room."  Psaki is a veteran political communicator with experience at the White House and State Department. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Joe Biden's White House press ...
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Analyst: The US is 'a pitiful pariah on the world stage'

What national security risks exist following President Donald Trump's positive test for coronavirus? CNN global affairs analyst Max Boot and CNN military and diplomatic analyst retired Rear Adm. John Kirby share the details with CNN's Ana Cabrera.
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“I’LL PUT YOUR PICTURE IN THE PAPERS”

Several eBay rambles turned up a hoard of beautiful unseen portraits — from the archives of the photographic giant Brown Brothers (who, I believe, divested themselves of the print archives a number of years ago).  They remind me of a … Continue reading →
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'Memorial Day is every day for me'

John Kirby writes that coronavirus -- and the fear, grief and isolation that accompany it -- may forge a closer and more healthy relationship between the American people and their military.
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My grandfather's nightmare of living through a pandemic

John Kirby stumbled upon his grandfather's memoir, where he recalled how life started over after the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic; a reminder that we need to be ready for that again.
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Removing the USS Theodore Roosevelt captain was reckless and foolish

John Kirby writes that when Thomas Modly, acting secretary of the Navy, removed Capt. Brett Crozier of the USS Theodore Roosevelt, it was unwarranted, reckless in its timing and petty in appearances. And Modly's decision could have a chilling effect on other commanding officers in similar circumstances.
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