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Trump Wants Troops in Afghanistan Home by Election Day. The Pentagon Is Drawing Up Plans.

Trump Wants Troops in Afghanistan Home by Election Day. The Pentagon Is Drawing Up Plans.

President Trump has repeatedly voiced a desire to leave Afghanistan sooner than the timeline laid out in the Feb. 29 peace agreement. He may want to campaign on bringing home every soldier.
Trump Wants Troops in Afghanistan Home by Election Day. The Pentagon Is Drawing Up Plans.

Trump Wants Troops in Afghanistan Home by Election Day. The Pentagon Is Drawing Up Plans.

President Trump has repeatedly voiced a desire to leave Afghanistan sooner than the timeline laid out in the Feb. 29 peace agreement. He may want to campaign on bringing home every soldier.
How the Taliban Outlasted a Superpower: Tenacity and Carnage

How the Taliban Outlasted a Superpower: Tenacity and Carnage

The Taliban stand on the brink of realizing their most fervent desire: U.S. troops leaving Afghanistan. They have given up little of their extremist ideology to do it.
How the Taliban Outlasted a Superpower: Tenacity and Carnage

How the Taliban Outlasted a Superpower: Tenacity and Carnage

The Taliban stand on the brink of realizing their most fervent desire: U.S. troops leaving Afghanistan. They have given up little of their extremist ideology to do it.
Air Force Removes Height Requirement to Attract More Women Pilots

Air Force Removes Height Requirement to Attract More Women Pilots

The Air Force said it was dispensing with a restriction that effectively eliminated about 44 percent of American women between the ages of 20 and 29.
Air Force Removes Height Requirement to Attract More Women Pilots

Air Force Removes Height Requirement to Attract More Women Pilots

The Air Force said it was dispensing with a restriction that effectively eliminated about 44 percent of American women between the ages of 20 and 29.

He Died at War. The Pandemic Gave Me Time to Grieve.

My partner, Diego Pongo, was killed in Iraq in March. More than two months later, the pandemic has paused everything, including his funeral.
African-Americans Are Highly Visible in the Military, but Almost Invisible at the Top

African-Americans Are Highly Visible in the Military, but Almost Invisible at the Top

Seventy-five years after integration, the military’s upper echelons remain the domain of white men.
African-Americans Are Highly Visible in the Military, but Almost Invisible at the Top

African-Americans Are Highly Visible in the Military, but Almost Invisible at the Top

Seventy-five years after integration, the military’s upper echelons remain the domain of white men.
A 96-Year-Old Veteran Was Near Death. Then He Met His Social Worker.

A 96-Year-Old Veteran Was Near Death. Then He Met His Social Worker.

After Covid-19 killed his wife, George Crouch had little spirit to fight his own battle against the disease. But he found common ground with a military visitor.

He Died at War. The Pandemic Gave Me Time to Grieve.

My partner, Diego Pongo, was killed in Iraq in March. More than two months later, the pandemic has paused everything, including his funeral.

June Willenz, Champion of Women in the Military, Dies at 95

She didn’t serve in the military herself. But she saw the armed services denying equal benefits to female veterans, and she crusaded to make a difference.

Why Does the U.S. Military Celebrate White Supremacy?

It is time to rename bases for American heroes — not racist traitors.
A Campaign Milestone: ‘I Was Drugged and Raped,’ Heard in a Candidate’s Ad

A Campaign Milestone: ‘I Was Drugged and Raped,’ Heard in a Candidate’s Ad

A Democratic congressional candidate in Virginia is releasing a TV spot where she speaks candidly about assault, a new step in a political landscape altered by the #MeToo movement.
Ronald Shurer II, Cited for Bravery in Afghanistan, Dies at 41

Ronald Shurer II, Cited for Bravery in Afghanistan, Dies at 41

An Army medic, Staff Sergeant Shurer charged into heavy gunfire, saving fellow soldiers. He was awarded the Medal of Honor.
A Campaign Milestone: ‘I Was Drugged and Raped,’ Heard in a Candidate’s Ad

A Campaign Milestone: ‘I Was Drugged and Raped,’ Heard in a Candidate’s Ad

A Democratic congressional candidate in Virginia is releasing a TV spot where she speaks candidly about assault, a new step in a political landscape altered by the #MeToo movement.
Russia Flouts Another Treaty. So We’re Leaving It.

Russia Flouts Another Treaty. So We’re Leaving It.

The agreement undermines security instead of promoting it.
No More ‘Kneecap to Kneecap’ Talks: Coronavirus Hinders Military Recruiting

No More ‘Kneecap to Kneecap’ Talks: Coronavirus Hinders Military Recruiting

There is no substitute for face-to-face conversations when trying to get Americans to sign up to be service members. Boot camp outbreaks slow the pipeline, too.
No More ‘Kneecap to Kneecap’ Talks: Coronavirus Hinders Military Recruiting

No More ‘Kneecap to Kneecap’ Talks: Coronavirus Hinders Military Recruiting

There is no substitute for face-to-face conversations when trying to get Americans to sign up to be service members. Boot camp outbreaks slow the pipeline, too.

The Military’s Travel Ban Leaves Some Families in a Financial Crunch

In March, the Pentagon announced restrictions on movements for service members and their families because of the coronavirus, upending plans for some in the middle of relocating.