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Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley warned Congress on Thursday against cutting the Pentagon’s annual budget, arguing it would endanger U.S. security and reduce the nation’s warfighting capabilities. In their most extensive public comments yet on potential budget reductions, the defense chiefs pushed back against an […]

STAFF: Thank you very much, everyone, for being here today. It’s my pleasure to introduce Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, III and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley. The secretary and the chairman will each deliver opening remarks, and then have time to take a few questions. Please note: I will […]

(CNN) US Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines told Congress Wednesday that Chinese President Xi Jinping is likely to press Taiwan and try to undercut US influence in the coming years as he begins a third term as president. While Beijing has stepped up its public criticism of the US, Haines told the Senate . […]

John Drake remembers disliking the police during his youth in Nashville, Tennessee. One of his earliest interactions with the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department was being falsely accused of the brutal rape of an 89-year-old woman, despite bearing little resemblance to the description . . .

NEW YORK (AP) — Alan Porter and Adrian Johnson became the MLB’s second and third Black umpire crew chiefs as the league announced 10 retirements along with promotions from the minors. Tom Hallion and Ted Barrett are retiring, the commissioner’s office said Thursday, joined by Marty Foster, Greg Gibson, Jim Reynolds, Jerry Meals, Sam Holbrook, […]

The opposition Congress in Kerala on Friday came down heavily on  Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat for his community-based population imbalance remark, saying it was part of a “communal agenda” to spread hatred in the community for political gains. Senior Congress leader and Leader of Opposition in the state Assembly, V D Satheesan […]

Good morning everyone, and as I said in my opening remarks yesterday, it is fabulous to see so many of you here this week, the world’s air and space chiefs, political leaders and senior executives from the space and aerospace sectors. It says so much about our common cause, and the personal friendships that underpin […]

PRESS SECRETARY JOHN F. KIRBY:  Okay, everybody, as you know, the secretary hosted the second Contact Group on Ukraine.  He and the chairman are prepared to give you some opening comments, kind of reading that meeting out, and then we have time for just a few questions.  So I’ll leave it to the secretary. Sir. […]

Two top U.S. intelligence officials testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee today on global threats to the United States and its allies emanating from China, Russia and Iran as well as terrorist organizations.  Army Lt. Gen. Scott D. Berrier, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, and Avril D. Haines, director of national intelligence, spoke […]

U.N. chief Guterres ‘shocked’ by blasts in Ukraine’s capital Biden seeks $33 billion in military, economic aid for Kyiv Ukraine warns of new Russian assaults in eastern Donbas Moscow to Kyiv’s NATO backers: ‘Don’t . . .


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