Category Archives: American

American Legion official resigns over censored Memorial Day speech

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The head of an American Legion post in Ohio stepped down Friday amid criticism following the decision of Memorial Day ceremony organizers to turn off a retired U.S. Army officer’s microphone while he was speaking about how freed Black slaves honored fallen soldiers just after the Civil War. American Legion leaders in Ohio also suspended […]

Ohio American Legion wants resignations after audio cut in Memorial Day speech on Black people’s role honoring fallen Union soldiers

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HUDSON, Ohio — The Ohio American Legion is calling on the organizers of a Memorial Day ceremony to resign after they turned off a speaker’s microphone when the former U.S. Army officer began talking about how freed Black slaves had honored fallen soldiers soon after the Civil War. Retired Army Lt. Col. Barnard Kemter said […]

American warship, F-35 jets to deploy with British fleet

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LONDON — U.S. combat jets and a destroyer are to join the British Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier on its maiden operational deployment to the Asia-Pacific region later in 2021, after officials formally approved the deployment Tuesday. British Defence Secretary Ben Wallace and U.S. acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller co-signed a joint declaration approving the […]

American Legion, Pelosi join calls for VA leader’s ouster

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WASHINGTON — The nation’s largest veterans organization and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Saturday joined the growing calls for the ouster of President Donald Trump’s Veterans Affairs chief, under fire after a government audit found he acted unprofessionally, if not unethically, in the handling of a congressional aide’s allegation of sexual assault at a VA […]

SEAL Team 6 rescues American hostage in Nigeria

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American troops on Saturday morning rescued an American citizen taken hostage last week in Niger, according to a statement from the Pentagon. “U.S. forces conducted a hostage rescue operation during the early hours of 31 October in Northern Nigeria to recover an American citizen held hostage by a group of armed men,” said Pentagon spokesman […]

American, Russian troops are interacting with each other almost daily in Syria, US general says

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U.S. troops in Syria interact with Russian troops in the region almost every day — and most of the interactions are not contentious, according to Maj. Gen. Kenneth Ekman, deputy commander of Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve. Despite recent reports of hostile situations, Ekman told reporters Wednesday such scenarios are rare, even though […]

American, Russian troops are interacting with each other almost daily in Syria, US general says

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U.S. troops in Syria interact with Russian troops in the region almost every day — and most of the interactions are not contentious, according to Maj. Gen. Kenneth Ekman, deputy commander of Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve. Despite recent reports of hostile situations, Ekman told reporters Wednesday such scenarios are rare, even though […]

American, Russian troops are interacting with each other almost daily in Syria, US general says

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U.S. troops in Syria interact with Russian troops in the region almost every day — and most of the interactions are not contentious, according to Maj. Gen. Kenneth Ekman, deputy commander of Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve. Despite recent reports of hostile situations, Ekman told reporters Wednesday such scenarios are rare, even though […]

The American diet now is a national security threat

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Obesity has become the scourge of the U.S. military in recent years as service members across all branches struggle to pass muster on the fitness scale, both literally and figuratively. But it’s not just them — diet issues across all American demographics are now considered a national security threat, according to a study by the […]

The American diet now is a national security threat

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Obesity has become the scourge of the U.S. military in recent years as service members across all branches struggle to pass muster on the fitness scale, both literally and figuratively. But it’s not just them — diet issues across all American demographics are now considered a national security threat, according to a study by the […]