Biden to name retired Gen. Lloyd Austin as defense secretary

President-elect Joe Biden plans to tap retired Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III to be secretary of defense, according to three officials familiar with the decision. If confirmed, Austin would be the first Black Pentagon chief.

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China Will Be Able to Fight Foreign Wars Within 15 Years, Report to Congress Warns

A specialist commission has warned Congress that China’s military is rapidly expanding its capabilities and could be ready to fight extended foreign wars within the next 15 years.

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Joe Biden Selects His National Security Team

Days before the Thanksgiving holiday, President-elect Joe Biden has been quick to select his national security team.

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Biden begins choosing national security team

President-elect Joe Biden is moving to fill out his national security team with a raft of appointments to top positions that signal his intent to repudiate the Trump administration’s “America First” doctrine.

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Trump to order troop reductions in Afghanistan, Iraq

President Donald Trump is expected to cut a significant number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan and a smaller number in Iraq by the final days of his presidency, U.S. officials said Monday. The plan would run counter to military commanders’ advice over the past year, while still falling short of Trump’s much-touted goal to end America’s long wars.

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Esper fired as defense secretary

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper has been fired by President Donald Trump.

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