The Daily Dog: Transformers Grounded

Donald Trump dropped a military bombshell Wednesday and it was a dud. He tweeted that the United States would no longer allow transgender persons to serve in the military. 823 more words

Commentary

Donald Trump bans transgender people from US military

(Source: www.straitstimes.com)

WASHINGTON • President Donald Trump said yesterday he would not permit transgender people to serve in the United States military, citing “tremendous medical costs and disruption”, an action condemned by critics as “raw prejudice” and a political stunt. 513 more words

Current Affairs

‘We’ve Always Been Here.’ Transgender Veterans Blindsided by President Trump’s Ban

When President Donald Trump sent a series of tweets Wednesday morning announcing that transgender people would no longer be able to serve openly in the military, waves of shock and sadness struck the transgender community. 767 more words

Pitching the ‘Forever War’ in Afghanistan

In May, the founder of the mercenary-for-hire group Blackwater (now since remained Academi), Erik Prince took to the pages of the Wall Street Journal to propose that the Pentagon employ “private military units” and appoint a “viceroy” to oversee the war in Afghanistan. 1,057 more words

US

Trump Blindsides Pentagon in Transgender Policy Shift

President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that transgender people would be barred from serving in the U.S. military “in any capacity,” catching the Pentagon off guard and provoking outrage among rights advocates. 599 more words

The Cable

The End of the ‘New American Century’ Pronounced by the Pentagon

By Wayne Madsen | Strategic Culture

The US Department of Defense is fond of issuing reports, many of which contain a massive amount of Pentagon jargon and gobbledygook terms. 1,498 more words

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