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Trump Aides Prepped Insurrection Act Order Amid Protests

But invoking the Insurrection Act, a rarely used authority allowing presidents to use active duty military for law-enforcement purposes, would have been a dramatic escalation.…

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Pentagon Accelerates Withdrawal From Afghanistan

To keep tabs on the military situation on the ground, the U.S. military wants to continue using some version of what it calls the Combined…

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Congress Now Supersedes Generals on Military Issues

Congress also has become more interested in examining long-held positions by military and diplomatic officials that have yielded few new results, a point Mr. Kaine…

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Promotions for Female Generals Were Delayed Over Fears of Trump’s Reaction

WASHINGTON — Last fall, the Pentagon’s most senior leaders agreed that two top generals should be promoted to elite, four-star commands. For then-Defense Secretary Mark…

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Pentagon Accelerates Efforts to Root Out Far-Right Extremism in the Ranks

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is intensifying efforts to identify and combat white supremacy and other far-right extremism in its ranks as federal investigators seek to…

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Rare Pentagon Mission: Armed Troops in Capital

Foreign interference that may be masked as domestic unrest is another point of concern. If the protesters cannot get near the inaugural events, Department of…

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Military Chiefs Remind Troops of Their Oath After Fallout From Assault on Capitol

Senator Tammy Duckworth, an Illinois Democrat on the Armed Services Committee, asked the acting secretary of defense, Christopher C. Miller, this week for the military’s…

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How a String of Failures Led to the Capitol Siege

With the police in the lead, guns drawn, the group stumbled through the mayhem, Mr. Crow said. Some police officers rushed to barricade other doors…

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