Category Archives: Security

Security force assistance brigade wants a third of its members in Indo-Pacific at all times

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The 5th Security Force Assistance Brigade plans to keep one-third of the unit’s roughly 820 soldiers spread across the Indo-Pacific region at all times, while the rest of the brigade prepares for missions at their home station of Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state. Right now, the “first one-third is in their ‘mission window,’ and […]

Five national security races to watch on Election Night

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National security hasn’t been at the forefront of the 2020 congressional campaigns, but the election results could have a significant impact on defense and foreign policy decisions on Capitol Hill next year. In addition to the possibility that control of the White House and Senate could change parties, several prominent members of Congress up for […]

National security adviser: Despite Trump tweet, Afghanistan Christmas withdrawal unlikely

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National security adviser Robert O’Brien on Friday appeared to take a swipe at Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, doing nothing to close a rare public disconnect between the president’s top national security official and his top uniformed officer over troop levels in Afghanistan. The issue emerged Oct. 7, when […]

National Security Advisor: Despite Trump tweet, Afghanistan Christmas withdrawal unlikely

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National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien on Friday appeared to take a swipe at Gen. Mark Milley, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, doing nothing to close a rare public disconnect between the president’s top national security official and top uniformed officer over troop levels in Afghanistan. The issue emerged Oct. 7, when O’Brien […]

Security forces airmen getting new, special operations-like helmets

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The Air Force’s security forces airmen are getting a major upgrade to their helmets. The next-generation ballistics helmet will replace the older, less-adaptable Advanced Combat Helmet that security forces currently wear, the Air Force said in a Thursday release. The new helmets will be lighter and cooler than the old model, and come with better […]

Security forces airman accused of trying to burn cop car during protests while wearing Air Force gas mask

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A security forces airman from Hill Air Force Base in Utah has been arrested by federal authorities and accused of burning a police car during a May 30 protest in downtown Salt Lake City. Airman 1st Class Larry Raynold Williams Jr., 22, was arrested at his home Wednesday morning by the FBI and members of […]