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Biden Explains Balloon Takedown Delay

President Joe Biden says he gave his authorization to shoot down a Chinese high altitude balloon a day after he was first briefed on the suspicious device, which was hovering over sensitive US military sites, but defense officials convinced him to wait until it was safe for people on the ground.

Republican Senator Demands Answers From Biden Admin. on Chinese Balloon’s Threat to ‘Critical Military Infrastructure’

In a new letter addressed to Biden Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, Sen. Schmitt is demanding the Administration account for its non-answers and lack of action on the Chinese spy “asset."

British Military ‘Unable’ to Protect U.K. Or Its Allies

A high-ranking U.S. general reportedly told the British defense secretary that Britain's military is "barely tier two."

Gen. Milley Says It Would Be ‘Very Difficult’ To ‘Eject’ All Russian Forces Out of Ukraine

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley acknowledged on Friday that it would be difficult for Ukrainian forces to “eject” Russian forces from all of Ukraine this year.

Military Can’t Meet Recruiting Goals Even After Lowering Standards

Despite lowering standards, the US military struggles to meet recruitment goals, with the Army experiencing a significant drop and the other branches barely meeting their goals for the fiscal year ending September 30, according to data from the Department of Defense.

Department of Defense Formally Rescinds COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Military

The Department of Defense has rescinded its COVID-19 vaccine mandate for military service after Congress sent the National Defense Authorization Act to President Joe Biden's desk that included a provision repealing it.

Military COVID Vax Mandate to Be Repealed by Annual Defense Bill

U.S. military's COVID-19 vaccine mandate would be repealed under a compromise must-pass annual defense bill revealed Tuesday, ending requirement for all active-duty and part-time troops to get the jab.

House to Abolish COVID Vaccine Requirement for Military

In the most recent version of the National Defense Authorization Act, the annual military funding bill, Covid vaccine mandates for members of the military are likely to get struck down.

62% Of Americans Say Military Too Political; Half Say Too ‘Woke’

A new poll found that almost two-thirds of Americans feel the U.S. military’s leadership has become too political.

GOP Vow to Block Military Funding Unless Vax Mandates Are Lifted

Republicans are leading a charge to block the 'National Defense Authorization Act.'

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