US Has No Defense Secretary as Global Crises Mount

It’s a difficult time for the Pentagon to be without a permanent secretary of defense. The Trump administration is grappling with an escalating crisis with Iran, a controversial deployment of troops to the Mexican border, the nearly two-decade-old war in Afghanistan and stalled talks with North Korea over its nuclear weapons program.

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Lawmakers Critical of Military Presence in Border Crisis

At a hearing where the chief of U.S. Border Patrol defended the need for military involvement in addressing the immigration crisis, members of Congress pushed back Thursday on that partnership’s mounting costs and still unseen payoff.

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D-Day 75: A Last Hurrah for Many Surviving Veterans

With the silence of remembrance and respect, nations honored the memory of the fallen and the bravery of all Allied troops who sloshed through bloodied water to the landing beaches of Normandy, a tribute of thanks 75 years after the massive D-Day assault that doomed the Nazi occupation of France and portended the fall of Hitler’s Third Reich.

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