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8:17 a.m. Nov. 5, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Colin Powell honored by family, friends and former presidents at funeral serviceFriends, family and former colleagues gathered Friday at Washington National Cathedral to honor Colin L. Powell, the trailblazing soldier-diplomat who rose from humble Bronx beginnings to become the first Black chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and later served as the first Black secretary of state.
7:42 a.m. Oct. 26, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Congress to push for U.S. military to keep better track of weaponsCongress is set to force America’s armed services to keep better track of their guns and explosives, imposing new rules in response to an Associated Press investigation that showed firearms stolen from U.S. bases have resurfaced in violent crimes.
2:40 a.m. Oct. 19, 2021 - By Tim Rostan
Colin Powell ‘scrubbed’ from U.N. testimony in 2003 all but 2% to 5% of flawed intelligence on Iraq's weapons, longtime ally estimatesDraft prepared by Vice President Dick Cheney's office was 'just loaded with all sorts of misinformation, all sorts of questionable intelligence,' recalls Richard Haass.
5:33 p.m. Oct. 18, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
North Korea test-fires another ballistic missile into seaNorth Korea fired a ballistic missile into the sea on Tuesday in a continuation of its recent streak of weapons tests, the South Korean and Japanese militaries said, hours after the U.S. reaffirmed its offer to resume diplomacy on the North’s nuclear weapons program.
10:00 a.m. Oct. 18, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
U.S. may soon authorize boosters for all 3 in-use vaccines, as experts renew plea for unvaccinated to get their shotsA Food and Drug Administration advisory committee voted unanimously Friday that allowing adults who were initially vaccinated with the Johnson & Johnson one-dose vaccine against COVID-19 to get a booster is safe and effective, freeing the way for the agency to authorize its use.
4:23 a.m. Oct. 18, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Colin Powell dies from COVID-19 complications, family saysGen. Colin Powell, the former secretary of state and chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, died age 84 from COVID-19 complications, his family said Monday.
3:15 a.m. Oct. 18, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Colin Powell dies from COVID-19 complications, family saysGen. Colin Powell, the former secretary of state and chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, died age 84 from COVID-19 complications, his family said Monday.
11:54 a.m. Sept. 28, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Milley defends calls to Chinese counterpart at end of Trump presidencyThe top U.S. military officer told Congress on Tuesday that he knew former President Donald Trump wasn't planning to attack China and that it was his job to reassure the Chinese of that fact in the phone calls that have triggered outrage from some lawmakers.
10:39 a.m. Sept. 17, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Pentagon admits Kabul drone strike was a 'terrible mistake' that killed 10 civiliansThe Pentagon retreated from its defense of a drone strike that killed multiple civilians in Afghanistan last month, announcing Friday that an internal review revealed that only civilians were killed in the attack, not an Islamic State extremist as first believed.
2:43 p.m. Sept. 16, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
House Jan. 6 committee seeking records on Milley's China calls about TrumpThe leaders of a House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection said Thursday they have sought records related to calls from Gen. Mark Milley, the top U.S. military officer, to his Chinese counterpart in the turbulent final months of Donald Trump’s presidency.
5:24 p.m. Sept. 15, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
North Korea says it has tested railroad-launched ballistic missilesNorth Korea said Thursday it successfully launched ballistic missiles from a train for the first time and was continuing to bolster its defenses, after the two Koreas test-fired missiles hours apart in dueling displays of military might.
4:42 p.m. Sept. 15, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Gen. Mark Milley defends actions under Trump amid criticism from RepublicansThe top U.S. military officer on Wednesday defended the phone calls he made to his Chinese counterpart in the turbulent final months of Donald Trump's presidency, saying the conversations were intended to convey “reassurance” to the Chinese military and were in line with his responsibilities as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
9:07 a.m. Sept. 15, 2021 - By Victor Reklaitis
Biden says he has 'great confidence' in Milley after book's revelationsPresident Joe Biden told reporters Wednesday that he had "great confidence" in Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley, with Biden's comments coming after a new book said Milley took two days after the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol to limit then-President Donald Trump from potentially launching nuclear weapons. The book also says that the two nations would not go to war.
7:13 p.m. Sept. 14, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
South Korea says North fires another projectile into seaNorth Korea fired an unidentified projectile off its east coast on Wednesday, South Korea's military said, two days after the North claimed to have tested a new missile in its first weapons test in six months.
12:06 p.m. Sept. 14, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Pence sought counsel from Quayle on capacity to withhold certification on Jan. 6 of Biden's election, book recountsChairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Milley, concerned about actions Trump could take in lame-duck period, said to have offered reassurances to China and sought oath from military brass that war-making processes would be adhered to.
11:04 a.m. Sept. 14, 2021 - By Robert Schroeder
Trump adviser Milley took secret action to protect nuclear weapons, new book saysFormer President Donald Trump's top military adviser took top-secret action two days after the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol to limit Trump from potentially ordering a military strike or launching nuclear weapons, according to a forthcoming book. cites the soon-to-be-published book "Peril" as saying Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Mark Milley was worried that Trump could "go rogue," and called a secret meeting on Jan. 8 to review the process for military action. The Washington Post, , writes that Milley told senior officers that the president alone could give a nuclear-launch order, but that he -- Milley -- had to be involved. The book is by the Washington Post's Bob Woodward and Robert Costa. An earlier book by Post reporters also , saying the military adviser thought the president might attempt a coup.
5:31 a.m. Sept. 13, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
State-run news agency claims cruise missiles tested over weekend by North Korea can hit targets 1,500 kilometers away North Korea ended a year-long pause in ballistic tests in March by firing two short-range missiles into the sea, continuing a tradition of gauging the response posture of new U.S. administrations.
5:16 p.m. Sept. 12, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
North Korea says it successfully tested long-range cruise missilesNorth Korea says it successfully test fired what it described as newly developed long-range cruise missiles over the weekend, its first known testing activity in months that underscored how it continues to expand its military capabilities amid a stalemate in nuclear negotiations with the United States.
7:28 a.m. Sept. 10, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
From Bush to Giuliani to Howard Lutnick to Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, their names are forever linked with the date 9/11 — where are they now?Al Qaeda propagandist and terrorist mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is on trial this month at Guantanamo Bay.
11:15 a.m. Aug. 29, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Biden pays respects to 13 U.S. troops killed in AfghanistanIn hushed reverence, President Joe Biden stood witness with grieving families Sunday under a gray sky as, one by one, the remains of 13 U.S. troops killed in the Kabul suicide bombing were removed with solemnity from a military aircraft that brought them home.
6:51 p.m. Aug. 25, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
U.S. says up to 1,500 Americans in Afghanistan still await evacuationUntold thousands of at-risk Afghans, however, still are struggling to get into the Kabul airport, while many thousands of other Afghans already have been flown to safety in 12 days of round-the-clock flights.
4:10 a.m. Aug. 24, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Afghan airlift records best day yet: 20,000-plus flown outThe U.S. military on Tuesday pulled off its biggest day of evacuation flights from Afghanistan since the operation began, but deadly violence that has blocked many desperate evacuees from entering Kabul's airport persisted, and the Taliban signaled they might soon seek to shut down the airlifts.
11:58 a.m. Aug. 18, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
U.S. in communication with Taliban to ease Kabul obstaclesSenior U.S. military officers at the Kabul airport are talking to Taliban commanders in the capital about Taliban checkpoints and curfews that have limited the number of Americans and Afghans able to enter the airport, the Pentagon said Wednesday
2:31 p.m. Aug. 15, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Top U.S. general warns of greater terrorism threat from Taliban-controlled AfghanistanThat warning comes as intelligence agencies charged with anticipating those threats face new questions after the U.S.-backed Afghan military collapsed with shocking speed.
1:18 p.m. Aug. 15, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Biden administration stunned by speed of Taliban's takeoverPresident Joe Biden and other top U.S. officials were stunned on Sunday by the pace of the Taliban's nearly complete takeover of Afghanistan, as the planned withdrawal of American forces urgently became a mission to ensure a safe evacuation.
7:30 a.m. Aug. 11, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Sweeping conquests in Afghanistan test US hopes of more moderate TalibanSweeping Taliban conquests in Afghanistan this week are challenging the Biden administration's hopes that a desire for international respect — and for international aid and cash — will moderate the fundamentalist militia's worst behaviors when the U.S. ends its war there.
2:44 p.m. Aug. 3, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Officer stabbed to death, suspect killed by police outside PentagonA Pentagon police officer died after being stabbed Tuesday during a burst of violence at a transit center outside the building, and a suspect was shot by law enforcement and died at the scene, the Pentagon said Tuesday.
11:45 p.m. July 27, 2021 - Barrons.com
Black Men Are Missing from Washington's Key Power Centers A cursory analysis of the Cabinet and senior White House staff reveals few Black men as the top decision makers on Biden administration policy, write Paul N.D. Thornell, Larry Parks, Kevin Chavers, and Dwight Robinson.
10:21 a.m. July 22, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
U.S. conducts airstrikes against Taliban in support of Afghan government forces"In the last several days we have acted, through airstrikes, to support the ANDSF," says Pentagon spokesman.
6:09 p.m. July 21, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Pentagon chief says Taliban appear to have 'strategic momentum'The Taliban appear to have “strategic momentum” in the fight for control of Afghanistan as they put increasing pressure on key cities, setting the stage for a decisive period in coming weeks as American forces complete their withdrawal, the top U.S. military officer said Wednesday.
4:10 a.m. July 15, 2021 - By Victor Reklaitis
Top generals feared Trump might attempt coup, says new bookGen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was so fearful that then-President Donald Trump and his allies might attempt a coup or other measures after last year's election that Milley and other top military officials informally planned for different ways to stop Trump, according to a . Milley and other joint chiefs discussed plans to resign one by one rather than carry out orders from Trump that they considered to be illegal, dangerous or ill-advised, says the book, which is by two Washington Post reporters and titled "I Alone Can Fix It."
2:46 p.m. July 6, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
U.S. hosts highest-ranking Saudi official since intel report on Khashoggi's killingTop Biden administration officials on Tuesday hosted a brother to Saudi Arabia's powerful crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, in the highest-level such visit known since the U.S. made public intelligence findings linking the crown prince to the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
7:00 a.m. June 24, 2021 - By MarketWatch
U.S. economy grew at unrevised 6.4% annual rate in first quarterThe U.S. economy grew at an unrevised 6.4% annual rate in the first quarter, the Commerce Department said Thursday.
5:21 a.m. June 24, 2021 - By Mike Murphy
Gen. Mark Milley: 'I want to understand white rage, and I’m white'Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, had a blistering response Wednesday to criticism by Republican lawmakers that the military's efforts to reduce racism have made it too "woke."
4:00 a.m. June 24, 2021 - By MarketWatch
U.S. economy grew at unrevised 6.4% annual rate in first quarterThe U.S. economy grew at an unrevised 6.4% annual rate in the first quarter, the Commerce Department said Thursday.
11:09 a.m. May 3, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Joint Chiefs Chairman switches position, is now open to changes in military sexual assault policyIn a potentially significant shift in the debate over combating sexual assault in the military, the nation’s top general says he is dropping his opposition to a proposal to take decisions on sexual assault prosecution out of the hands of commanders.
4:53 a.m. April 12, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Detailed new Pentagon accounting of Capitol riot reflects pleas for assistance and order, Trump reluctance to act'Clear the Capitol,' said Mike Pence. 'We need help,' pleaded Chuck Schumer. Order would not be restored for hours.
11:05 a.m. April 11, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Iran calls blackout at atomic site an act of 'nuclear terrorism'While there was no immediate claim of responsibility, suspicion fell immediately on Israel, where its media nearly uniformly reported a devastating cyberattack orchestrated by the country caused the blackout.
6:56 a.m. April 2, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Biden pledges U.S. backing of Ukraine's sovereignty in phone call with ZelenskyPresident Biden spoke with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Friday, Ukrainian officials said, amid a broad push by the U.S. to show its support for Kyiv against heightened Russian military pressure along Ukraine’s border.
3:16 p.m. March 31, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
U.S. alarmed by Russia's escalating aggression in UkraineThe Biden administration on Wednesday expressed concern about what it called escalations of Russian aggression in eastern Ukraine, where Ukrainian forces have been fighting Russian-backed separatists since 2014.
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