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August 12, 2017 1:22 PM Donald Trump Hints At 'Military Option' For Venezuela

President Trump's comments, made at an impromptu press session on Friday, surprised Venezuela's leadership. BEDMINSTER, N.J. — U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday threatened military intervention in Venezuela, a surprise escalation of Washington's response to Venezuela's political crisis that Caracas disparaged as "craziness." Venezuela has appeared 12

August 11, 2017 11:44 PM Trump considers possible 'military option' in response to Venezuela Add to ..

President Donald Trump said Friday that he’s considering possible military action against Venezuela in response to the country’s descent into political chaos following President Nicolas Maduro’s power grab. Speaking to reporters at his Bedminster, New Jersey, golf club, Trump bemoaned the country’s growing humanitarian crisis and declared that all options 13

August 9, 2017 4:34 PM Active-duty military members sue Trump over transgender ban

Five active-duty service members sued President Trump Wednesday over his intentions to ban transgender personnel from serving in the military. “The directive to reinstate a ban on open service by transgender people violates both the Equal Protection component of the Fifth Amendment and the Due Process Clause of the Fifth Amendment to the United States 4

August 6, 2017 9:28 PM Trump administration deals with presidential demands by ignoring them

WASHINGTON—Something strange has been happening lately in Washington when the most powerful man in town, the president of the United States, makes a headline-grabbing declaration on some new policy. Some recent presidential statements have been simply ignored, tuned out as meaningless noise by the federal apparatus he runs. Sunday provided the latest 12

August 1, 2017 2:00 AM Scaramucci fired as Trump's new chief of staff Kelly moves to impose order Add to ..

President Donald Trump’s new chief of staff, John Kelly, is moving to impose order on an unruly and leak-prone White House, ousting bombastic communications director Anthony Scaramucci after a record-short 10-day tenure. Mr. Kelly, a retired U.S. Marine general who previously served as secretary of homeland security, was sworn in on Monday to replace 9

July 29, 2017 8:25 PM New chief of staff takes over at White House come Monday

WASHINGTON (AP) - Retired Marine Gen. John Kelly is a battle-hardened commander who would bring a background of military discipline and order to President Donald Trump's roiling White House as the new chief of staff. Kelly's experience as Homeland Security secretary and a veteran of three tours in Iraq - along with a sobering family tragedy - suggests 11

July 27, 2017 4:33 PM Transgender military service permitted for now, top U.S. general says

The U.S. will continue to permit transgender individuals to serve openly in the military until Defence Secretary Jim Mattis has received President Donald Trump's "direction" to change the policy and figured out how to implement it, the nation's top military officer said Thursday. In a memo to all military service chiefs, commanders and enlisted military 13

July 26, 2017 10:50 PM ‘Who is human enough?’ Transgender soldiers panicked, outraged by Trump’s abrupt ban

One transgender veteran said Trump’s decision was especially infuriating given the president’s Vietnam draft deferments. WASHINGTON—His grandfather served and his older brother served. He’s a natural helper and leader. So when two recruiters from the U.S. Marines came to Lucas Rixon’s English class last year to make their patriotic pitch, he was a quick 11

July 26, 2017 6:05 PM Trump to ban transgender people from U.S. military Add to ..

President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would ban transgender people from the U.S. military, an action appealing to some in his conservative political base but sowing confusion about the fate of thousands of transgender service members. Trump’s surprise announcement, in a series of Twitter posts, drew condemnation from rights groups and some lawmakers 12

July 26, 2017 2:25 PM Trump bars transgender people from military service 'in any capacity'

Steps were taken last year to allow transgender military members to serve openly, but plan was delayed U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would not allow transgender individuals to serve in the U.S. military in any capacity. "After consultation with my generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States government will not accept 16