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Trump Moves 250 Active Duty Troops to Texas Border

The Department of Defense is moving 250 active duty military personnel to the Texas border in response to the arrival of Central American migrants near Eagle Pass. The troops are being moved from assignments in Arizona.

US marines place barbed wire atop fencing along the United States-Mexico border in San Ysidro, California, on November 9, 2018. (Photo by Sandy Huffaker / AFP) (Photo credit should read SANDY HUFFAKER/AFP/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Allows Military Transgender Ban to Continue—for Now

WASHINGTON, DC – The Supreme Court voted 5-4 on Tuesday to block lower court orders that had prevented President Donald Trump’s policy on transgender military troops from taking effect. The matter is now expected to go back before the justices for final judgment in the next year.

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Naval War College Dodges Hatch Act Violation of Faculty Member

The U.S. Naval War College has defended the ardent denunciation of Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump by its national security professor Dr. Tom Nichols, a self-identified “Never Trump Republican,” arguing that he has the right to do so.

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Obama Transfers Two Guantánamo Detainees to Serbia, One to Italy

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Obama administration has transferred three prisoners out of the U.S. military detention facility in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, in the last few days — one was taken to Italy and two were sent to Serbia, bringing the prison population down to 76, according to the Pentagon.

US Navy guards escort a detainee through Camp Delta, June 10, 2008. REUTERS/DOD/1ST LT. SARAH CLEVELAND

Report: Pentagon to ‘Restructure’ U.S. War on Terror

President Barack Obama’s Department of Defense (DOD) is expected to intensify its already heavy reliance on U.S. special operations forces as part of an effort to overhaul the modus operandi of America’s war against Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) jihadists and other terrorists, reports The Wall Street Journal (WSJ).

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Pentagon to Transfer Nearly a Dozen Guantánamo Detainees Soon

Nearly a dozen detainees from the U.S. military prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, are expected to be transferred in the coming weeks to at least two countries, Reuters learned from a U.S. official who spoke on condition of anonymity.

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Pentagon Takes Role in Combating Zika Virus in the Americas

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Department of Defense (DOD) experts will support the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in its fight against the mosquito-borne Zika virus in the Americas, Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook told reporters.

A US Army doctor treats an injured Haitian man at the Port au Prince international airport in Port au Prince on January 15, 2010. The US troops were the first of an estimated 1,000 due to pour into the country over the course of the day. The United States is …