Bill To Combat Sexual Assault In Military Finally Has Votes To Pass, Senators Say

In a breakthrough for an eight-year-long effort, two senators behind legislation to revamp the way the military handles sexual assault cases and other serious crimes say the bill has the bipartisan votes to gain passage. New York Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Iowa GOP Sen. Joni Ernst said on Wednesday that the legislation would, for… Continue reading Bill To Combat Sexual Assault In Military Finally Has Votes To Pass, Senators Say

Al Qaeda promises ‘war on all other fronts’ against US as Joe Biden begins withdrawal of Military troops

Two al Qaeda operatives have reportedly warned that a war “on all other fronts” will continue against the United States unless all its forces are “expelled from the rest of the Islamic world.” This comes as the Biden adminstration has started the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, 20 years after the US invaded the country… Continue reading Al Qaeda promises ‘war on all other fronts’ against US as Joe Biden begins withdrawal of Military troops

Military can’t stoop low to spy on Sunday Igboho – DHQ

The Defence Headquarters has stated that the Military cannot stoop so low to spy on one individual as alleged by the activist Sunday Igboho whose real names are Sunday Adeyemo. Acting Defence spokesman Brig.-Gen. Benard Onyeuko stated this in a release on Saturday in response to reports that military personnel were caught spying on Sunday… Continue reading Military can’t stoop low to spy on Sunday Igboho – DHQ

Myanmar protests: Military blocks internet in Myanmar as death toll surpasses 200

There is now widespread concern for residents of Myanmar and the military junta which seized power from the country’s democratically elected government has now blocked off internet usage in the country, an apparent bid to stop information dissemination. The military seized power in a February 1 coup, and has been using deadly force against unarmed… Continue reading Myanmar protests: Military blocks internet in Myanmar as death toll surpasses 200

Joe Biden orders military air strikes in Syria against Iran backed militia

For the first time as US president, Joe Biden ordered a series of US military strikes in Syria on Thursday February 25, against sites used by two Iranian-backed militia groups in response to rocket attacks on American forces in the region in the past two weeks. Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said that the strikes took… Continue reading Joe Biden orders military air strikes in Syria against Iran backed militia

We invited military to Orlu to prevent a repeat of #EndSARS saga – Governor Uzodinma

Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo state has said that he invited the military to Orlu community in the state so as to prevent a repeat of the #EndSARS protest that was hijacked by hoodlums. Orlu was in the news last week after residents of the community accused the state government of inviting the military to… Continue reading We invited military to Orlu to prevent a repeat of #EndSARS saga – Governor Uzodinma

Capitol Riot Prompts A Reckoning Over Extremism In The Ranks

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 06: Pro-Trump supporters storm the U.S. Capitol following a rally with President Donald Trump on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. Trump supporters gathered in the nation's capital today to protest the ratification of President-elect Joe Biden's Electoral College victory over President Trump in the 2020 election. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images)

Less than two weeks after hundreds of rioters — including current and former service members — converged on the Capitol and broke through the doors, threatened lawmakers and injured and killed police, retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin appeared before a Senate committee for his confirmation hearing. “The job of the Department of Defense is to… Continue reading Capitol Riot Prompts A Reckoning Over Extremism In The Ranks

Nearly 1 In 5 Defendants In Capitol Riot Cases Served In The Military

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 06: Protesters enter the Senate Chamber on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Congress held a joint session today to ratify President-elect Joe Biden's 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump. Pro-Trump protesters have entered the U.S. Capitol building after mass demonstrations in the nation's capital. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

As a violent mob descended on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, lawmakers and aides hid wherever they could, waiting for military and police to arrive. But many of those who stormed the Capitol were military veterans themselves, who had once sworn to protect the Constitution. In fact, an NPR analysis has found that nearly… Continue reading Nearly 1 In 5 Defendants In Capitol Riot Cases Served In The Military

Defense Official: Scores Of Current And Former Military Probed In Extremism Cases

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 09: The headquarters of the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) on a foggy morning on December 9, 2019 in Washington, DC. It is expected that the Justice Department Inspector General will release his report on the investigation into the Justice and FBIs conduct during the FISA warrant process as it relates to the 2016 election today.(Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images)

The FBI continues to investigate last week’s mob attack on the Capitol and make arrests that include current and former military service members. Now NPR has learned the domestic extremism problem within the ranks may be more serious than officials realized. A senior defense official who was not authorized to speak publicly tells NPR that… Continue reading Defense Official: Scores Of Current And Former Military Probed In Extremism Cases

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The Armed Forces know their job- President Buhari hails military as abducted #Katsina students regain their freedom

President Buhari has reacted to the news of the release of the abducted Kankara students. In a statement released by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, President Buhari hailed the Army for working to get the boys reunited with their families. He said the Armed forces know their job and are highly… Continue reading The Armed Forces know their job- President Buhari hails military as abducted #Katsina students regain their freedom