North Korea claims second successful test of ‘hypersonic’ missile

North Korea claims second successful test of ‘hypersonic’ missile

This post was originally published on this site North Korea fired a “hypersonic missile” this week that successfully hit a target, state news agency KCNA reported on Thursday, its second such test as the country pursues new military capabilities amid stalled denuclearization talks. The launch on Wednesday was the first...

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Defense bill sets up next fight over military justice 

Defense bill sets up next fight over military justice 

This post was originally published on this siteThe passage of the FY 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) last week ushered in a massive military justice overhaul, but also set up the next political fight over the role of commanders in prosecutions.A provision of the mammoth defense…

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Austin orders US warships to stay in Mediterranean amid Ukraine, Russia tensions

Austin orders US warships to stay in Mediterranean amid Ukraine, Russia tensions

This post was originally published on this siteDefense Secretary Lloyd Austin ordered US warships to stay in the Mediterranean amid tensions between Ukraine and Russia, a defense official told The Hill.Austin directed the USS Harry Truman Carrier Strike Group to remain the European Command area…

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Pentagon stops short of banning military membership in extremist groups

Pentagon stops short of banning military membership in extremist groups

This post was originally published on this site By Phil Stewart and Idrees Ali WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Pentagon stopped short on Monday of creating a list of extremist groups that military members cannot join and declined to say explicitly whether refusing to view President Joe Biden as America’s legitimate...

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Pentagon documents reveal ‘deeply flawed’ US air war: report

Pentagon documents reveal ‘deeply flawed’ US air war: report

This post was originally published on this site Newly obtained Pentagon documents show that the US air wars in the Middle East have been marked by “deeply flawed intelligence” and resulted in thousands of civilian deaths, including many children, the New York Times reported Saturday. It said a trove of...

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Women would sign up for the military draft under defense bill in Congress

Women would sign up for the military draft under defense bill in Congress

This post was originally published on this site As the Senate works to finalize a major annual defense measure, there is a bipartisan push to include a requirement that all young Americans — including women — for the first time register for the military draft. The $777.9 billion measure, the...

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Women would be required to register with the Selective Service if this amendment becomes law

Women would be required to register with the Selective Service if this amendment becomes law

This post was originally published on this siteA congressional amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act to see women register in case of a military draft has mostly bipartisan support.     

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H.R. 4350: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022

H.R. 4350: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022

This post was originally published on this siteLegislation Coming Up: This bill has been added to the Senate’s floor schedule for the next legislative day. nLast Action: This bill passed in the House on September 23, 2021 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

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