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In a widely followed case, Marine Lt. Colonel Stuart Scheller received a relatively light sentence consisting of a formal reprimand and equivalent of $5,000 fine after pleading guilty to six misdemeanor violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). He was court martialed for posting viral social media videos in uniform criticizing the Pentagon’s […] The post Outspoken Marine Gets Slap on Wrist While Judge Blasts Command at Court Martial appeared first on American Defense News. ,
Only four months after President Biden’s disastrous decision to end former President Trump’s successful ‘remain in Mexico’ policy, a federal judge has ruled that Biden’s termination of the program violated the law. The Trump policy formally called the ‘Migrant Protection Protocols’ (MPP) required migrant asylum seekers to wait in Mexico for their U.S. court hearings, rather […] The post Biden Forced to Reinstate Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy by Federal Judge – At Least Temporarily appeared first on American Defense News. ,
With tensions simmering in the Eastern Mediterranean, North Africa, and the Black Sea, with both Russian and Turkish military interventions and deployments, the U.S. has just been granted access to four additional military bases in Greece. This follows increased joint training between Greek and U.S. military forces last year, and a newly ratified mutual defense agreement […] The post Message to Russia (and Turkey) – 4 New US Military Bases in Greece – What about NATO? appeared first on American Defense News. ,
Since before the fall of Kabul to the Taliban, American veterans and civilian volunteers with numerous private groups have been fighting to rescue as many Americans and vetted, at-risk Afghan allies as possible. Despite the best efforts of the U.S. military prior to August 31, thousands are still left behind and in extreme danger. While […] The post ‘PLAN B – the ARC’ (Afghan Rescue Crew) Continues to Save US and Afghan Lives – Please Help appeared first on American Defense News. ,
FOR YOUR EYES ONLY – American Defense News (ADN) – in collaboration with the Center for American Defense Studies (CADS) – provides our readers the PDB: Not the President’s Daily Brief, but almost as good – PAUL’S DAILY BRIEFING. Get Your Best Daily Defense and Foreign Affairs Intelligence Here in One Brief. Today’s PDB includes a variety of critical national security issues. READ […] The post FRIDAY PDB – China Threatens US with ‘Death Blow’ Over Taiwan, China Winning Satellite Wars? Outspoken Marine Pleads Guilty – Asks for Accountability from Generals, Indian Troops to Train in Alaska, Pentagon and Texas Face Off over Contractor Vaccine Mandates appeared first on American Defense News. ,

Major Pentagon Figure Retires - Thu, 14 Oct 2021 22:20:17 +0000

WASHINGTON ― The director of the Pentagon agency in charge of foreign military sales is stepping down after 15 months in the role. Defense Security Cooperation Agency Director Heidi Grant will be succeeded Nov. 7 by Deputy Director Jed Royal on an acting basis, the agency announced Wednesday. Grant, a longtime Air Force official and was the first […] The post Major Pentagon Figure Retires appeared first on American Defense News. ,
As part of Vladimir Putin’s ongoing effort to make Russia a military powerhouse again, or at least a powerhouse weapons maker and seller, Russia is now producing innovative mines designed to take down enemy helicopters. And the helicopter-heavy U.S. Army is taking the threat seriously. According to Michael Peck in 19fortyfive: The U.S. Army was worried […] The post Russia’s ‘Autonomous’ Anti-Helicopter Mines – Also Threat to Civilian Airliners? appeared first on American Defense News. ,

Military Suicides on the Rise - Thu, 14 Oct 2021 18:44:47 +0000

Suicides in the U.S. Army‘s active-duty forces jumped 46-percent last quarter compared to the same period last year, according to a new suicide report from the Pentagon. In Q2 of 2021, 60 active-duty U.S. Army personnel members lost their lives to suicide compared to 41 the previous year. Pentagon: 46% spike in suicide among U.S. Army’s […] The post Military Suicides on the Rise appeared first on American Defense News. ,
Confirming the complaints aired by the ‘Justice for J6’ rally organizers on September 18 in Washington, DC, a federal judge held the District of Columbia’s corrections director and jail warden in contempt of court Wednesday and asked the Justice Department to investigate whether inmates’ civil rights are being abused. However, the judge said that, in his view, the […] The post Biden’s ‘Political Prisoners’ – Federal Judge Says Jan 6 Defendant Rights Violated, Asks Justice Department to Investigate appeared first on American Defense News. ,
This week, the Archbishop for the Military Services, USA, Timothy P. Broglio said that troops should be allowed to refuse the mandated COVID-19 vaccine on religious grounds. In a statement released Tuesday, Broglio described the “problematic” background behind the COVID-19 vaccines, explaining that they were derived from an abortion-derived cell line. Given this, receiving the COVID-19 vaccine […] The post U.S. Military Archbishop Suggest Troops Could Reject Vaccine on Religious Grounds appeared first on American Defense News. ,