Acting Navy Secretary Resigns After Carrier Remarks, Esper Names Replacement

Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly submitted his resignation on Tuesday morning and Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Twitter that he’d accepted the resignation and named Under Secretary of the Army James McPherson to be his temporary replacement.

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China a Threat to the Global World Order

Ever since President Richard Nixon signed the Shanghai Communique in 1972 that began the process of establishing relations between the United States and China, which was followed seven years later with the passage of the Joint Communiqué on the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations officially normalizing relations between the two adversaries.

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In the Pacific, a COVID-19 Outbreak Sidelines Deployed Aircraft Carrier Theodore Roosevelt

To combat a growing outbreak of COVID-19 on the carrier Theodore Roosevelt, the Navy has ordered the ship to pull into Guam and have the whole crew of 5,000-plus sailors tested for the novel coronavirus, the service’s acting secretary announced Thursday.

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US Conducts Airstrikes in Iraq in Retaliation for attack that Killed 2 Americans

The U.S. military conducted airstrikes in various locations inside Iraq on Thursday targeting an Iranian-backed militia group it says is responsible for Wednesday’s rocket attack that killed two American service members, a British service member and wounded 14 others.

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U.S. Strikes Taliban Hours After Trump’s Call to Militant Group

Hours after Donald Trump spoke by phone with a top leader of the Taliban about peace in Afghanistan, the U.S. conducted an airstrike against the militant group while it was attacking Afghan forces in Helmand province.

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Afghanistan War Enters New Stage as U.S. Military Prepares to Exit

Intelligence briefers regularly present President Trump with a classified map of Afghanistan, usually the only report on the war he examines, displaying the strikes carried out in recent days and, critically, the number of Taliban and other militants killed.

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