Tag : United States Defense and Military Forces

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Reporter Reflects on the Original Guantánamo Detainees

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Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together. WASHINGTON — It was a...
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After Failures to Curb Sexual Assault, a Move Toward a Major Shift in Military Law

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WASHINGTON — After decades of failing to curb sexual assault in the armed forces, lawmakers and Pentagon leaders are poised to make major changes in...
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Homeland Security Will Assess How It Identifies Extremism in Its Ranks

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WASHINGTON — The Department of Homeland Security will undergo an internal review to root out white supremacy and extremism in its ranks as part of...
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Tribes Want Medals Awarded for Wounded Knee Massacre Rescinded

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On Dec. 29, 1890, along the Wounded Knee Creek on the Pine Ridge Reservation in the southwest corner of South Dakota, the U.S. Army killed...
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Pentagon Seeks Carrier Deployment as It Exits Afghanistan, in Sign It’s Readying for a Fight

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In recent years, aircraft carriers, which act as sovereign American territory at sea, have increasingly been used for flexing military power against adversaries. For example,...
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Pentagon Seeks Aircraft Carrier for Afghanistan Withdrawal

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In recent years, aircraft carriers, which act as sovereign American territory at sea, have increasingly been used for flexing military power against adversaries. For example,...
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Biden’s Plan to End Afghanistan War Gives Some Detainees Hope for Release

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That, however, left unanswered the question of what it would mean if Afghanistan was no longer an active zone of armed conflict, even as fighting...
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U.S. to Begin Offering Vaccines to Detainees at Guantánamo Bay

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On Jan. 14, a week before President Biden’s inauguration, the Pentagon’s principal deputy general counsel at the time, William S. Castle, recommended that medical professionals...