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The Atlantic’s Anonymously-Sourced Article Jump Starts The Permanent Pre-Election Anti-Trump Crisis News Cycle

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 4, 2020 at 8:00pm 9/4/2020 at 8:00pm
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The media attacks on Trump have followed a pattern for years: A bombshell media report implicating Trump in wrongdoing, often dropped just before a weekend, which creates a media feeding frenzy for 2-4 days before it is completely disproven or seriously cast into doubt. As that crisis news cycle peters out,...

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Pompeo Signs Agreement to Move U.S. Troops from Germany to Poland

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 16, 2020 at 12:00pm 8/16/2020 at 12:00pm
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The United States and Poland have signed a landmark defense agreement on Saturday aimed at increasing U.S. troop presence in the country. Under the agreement, a thousand U.S. troops in Germany will be moved to Poland, raising their total strength to 5,500. The deal was inked by U.S. Secretary of State...

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Trump’s Plan to Pull U.S. Troops Angers German Politicians, Media

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 31, 2020 at 7:00am 7/31/2020 at 7:00am
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Trump’s Plan to Pull U.S. Troops from Germany Irks Merkel Government and the Media

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 3:00pm 6/9/2020 at 3:00pm
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President Donald Trump’s decision to cut the number of U.S. troops in Germany has irked Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government and German media.

The White House plans to withdraw 9,500 out of 35,000 U.S. troops stationed in Germany by September, The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.

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Florida’s Space Coast Air Force Sites Will Change Names to ‘Space Force’

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 12:00pm 2/9/2020 at 12:00pm
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Two Air Force installations on Florida’s famous Space Coast are on a trajectory to be renamed to include the new military branch designation, “Space Force“.

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White House: al-Qaeda leader and founder Qasim al-Rimi “successfully eliminated”

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 7, 2020 at 7:00am 2/7/2020 at 7:00am

Late Thursday night, the White House announced that yet another counterterrorism operation had taken place and this time, Qasim al-Rimi, founder and al Qa-ida leader, was “successfully eliminated.”

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U.S. Appeals Court Lifts Block on Using Military Funds for Border Wall

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 9:00am 1/9/2020 at 9:00am
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2020 is sure starting out with a lot of win for President Donald Trump.

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President Trump Makes Stealth Thanksgiving Trip to Troops in Afghanistan

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 28, 2019 at 4:00pm 11/28/2019 at 4:00pm

President Donald  Trump took a stealth trip to Afghanistan this Thanksgiving, to visit U.S. military troops stationed at Bagram Air Field.

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House Defense Budget Proposal Sets Up Possible Stalemate With Senate, Trump

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 11:44am 6/11/2019 at 11:44am
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The House Committee on Armed Services revealed an outline of its defense budget proposal on Monday. The contents of the plan set up a possible stalemate with the Senate and President Donald Trump.

The proposal trims $17 billion from the $750 billion Trump requested for defense. The Senate defense bill sits right...

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Germany to Renege on NATO Spending Pledge

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 22, 2019 at 7:00am 3/22/2019 at 7:00am
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Germany won’t be meeting its NATO spending target this year, the country’s finance ministry disclosed. “Defense spending is projected to fall well short of NATO’s 2 percent target,” German state broadcaster DW News reported Wednesday.

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Russia Pushes Ahead with New Gas Pipeline to Europe

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 1, 2019 at 1:00pm 3/1/2019 at 1:00pm
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Weeks after getting the European Union’s approval for a gas pipeline across the Baltic Sea, Russia is moving ahead with its plans to construct a new Black Sea pipeline into Western Europe. Moscow intends to extend the existing Turk Stream pipeline that links Russia and Turkey to supply Western Europe with gas,...

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California pounces: State to sue Trump administration over national emergency declaration

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 6:00pm 2/16/2019 at 6:00pm
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Now that President Donald Trump has signed the national emergency declaration, California politicians Governor Gavin Newsom and  state Attorney General Xavier Becerra have pounced and are now making plans to block its implementation.

Newsom and Becerra announced they were developing plans for the legal action at a Capitol news conference just hours...

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German Army Lacks Basic Equipment and Recruits, Official Report Says

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 11:00am 1/31/2019 at 11:00am
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While German Chancellor Angela Merkel has clamored for an EU army, the country’s military continues to deteriorate as a fighting force. The German armed forces, or the Bundeswehr, are underequipped, demoralized and running out of recruits,” an official report reveals.

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Trump administration to launch new missile defense plan

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 9:00am 1/24/2019 at 9:00am
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Following up on his initiating Space Force, President Donald Trump has launched a new missile defense plan.

Unveiling a revamped missile defense plan, President Donald Trump said Thursday that the United States is prepared to make use of space as a potential battleground.

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Mattis To Leave Defense On January 1: Deputy Defense Secretary Shanahan To Serve As Acting Secretary

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 23, 2018 at 6:00pm 12/23/2018 at 6:00pm
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Earlier this week, Kemberlee blogged that Mattis was resigning at the end of February.  You can read his resignation letter here.

The timeline has been changed by President Trump, however, and now Mattis will be leaving his position as Defense Secretary as of January 1, 2019.  The current Deputy Secretary of Defense,...

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National Space Council sends Space Force proposal to Trump

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 4:30pm 10/27/2018 at 4:30pm
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The National Space Council has sent President Donald Trump a set of recommended actions to initiate the process of establishing the U.S. Space Force.

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House Passes Prison Reform, But Senate May Not Ever See It

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 1:00pm 5/23/2018 at 1:00pm

The House passed the FIRST Step Act 360-59 on Tuesday that brings reforms to the federal prison system, but the Senate may not ever see it as both sides of the aisle have problems with it.

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