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Senate Armed Forces Committee votes to deepen US-Taiwan defense ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday (July 22) passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2022, which includes multiple provision...

Trump opines on coup while rejecting fears about his actions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump insisted Thursday that he wouldn’t have used the military to illegally seize control of the government after his election loss. But he suggested that if...

Austin backs change in military sex assault prosecution

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, for the first time, said Tuesday he will support long-debated changes to the military justice system that would remove decisions on prosecuting sexual...

House poised to repeal 2002 Iraq War authorization

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-led House, with the backing of President Joe Biden, is expected to approve legislation to repeal the 2002 authorization for use of military force in Iraq, a step suppo...

Schumer, White House back repeal of Iraq War authorization

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer are endorsing efforts to terminate the 2002 authorization of military force against Iraq, a step that supporters say is neces...

Three key US senators to visit Taiwan Sunday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three United States senators, members of the Armed Services Committee and Foreign Relations Committee will arrive in Taiwan Sunday (June 6) for meetings with Taiwanese lea...

US special forces to train Taiwan soldiers after annual war-games

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense (MND) said that multiple U.S. special forces units will arrive in the country to train with their Taiwan counterparts following the Han Ku...

CIA head said to have made unannounced trip to Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — CIA Director William Burns made a recent unannounced visit to Kabul, a senior politician and a well-placed public figure told The Associated Press, as concerns mount about Af...

Panel: End commanders' power to block military sex cases

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Pentagon panel is recommending that decisions to prosecute service members for sexual assault be made by independent authorities, not commanders, in what would be a major reversal ...

US to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on America that were coordinated from that country, seve...

Microsoft wins $22 billion deal making headsets for US Army

Microsoft won a nearly $22 billion contract to supply U.S. Army combat troops with its augmented reality headsets. Microsoft and the Army separately announced the deal Wednesday. ...

US cyber experts conducted operations to safeguard election

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Cyber Command conducted more than two dozen operations aimed at preventing interference in last November's presidential election, the general who leads the Pentagon's cyber ...

Chinese invasion of Taiwan 'closer than most think': US admiral

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The admiral nominated to take the helm of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command on Tuesday (March 23) warned the U.S. Senate the threat of a Chinese invasion of Taiwan is "closer...

Minorities underrepresented in service academy nominations

Minority students are significantly underrepresented when it comes to getting nominations from members of Congress to attend the nation's military service academies, according to an analysis released ...

Child border crossings surging, straining US facilities

WASHINGTON (AP) — A surge of migrants on the Southwest border has the Biden administration on the defensive, with the head of Homeland Security acknowledging the depth of the problem but insisting it’...