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Pentagon leaders testily defend efforts on racism, extremism

Jun. 23, 2021 17:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Pentagon leaders on Wednesday passionately defended the military's approach to addressing racism and extremism, pushing back against accusations by Republican lawmakers that the effort is creating division and hurting morale. The testy exchanges...

Defense Secretary tells West Point cadets they're ready

May. 22, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told U.S. Military Academy cadets Saturday they were graduating during “exceptionally tough circumstances” but that West Point prepared them to face the extraordinary threats from pandemics to terrorism. ...

Removal of Confederate names could affect hundreds of sites

May. 21, 2021 16:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The push to remove Confederate names from Pentagon properties, including storied Army posts, could eventually affect hundreds of items and facilities, the chair of the congressionally chartered Naming Commission said Friday. Michelle Howard, a retired...

Univ of South Carolina president quits, says 'trust is lost'

May. 12, 2021 20:57 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The embattled president of the University of South Carolina resigned on Wednesday, days after he delivered a commencement address marred by allegations of plagiarism and a misidentification of the school itself. In a news release, the school...

Board refuses Univ of South Carolina president's resignation

May. 11, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Trustees at the University of South Carolina have refused to accept the resignation of the school's embattled president following a commencement address marred by allegations of plagiarism and misidentification of the school itself. Bob Caslen...

Over Thomas dissent, high court rejects West Point case

May. 03, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from a woman who says she was raped as a West Point cadet, with Justice Clarence Thomas alone arguing that the court should have heard her case. The woman, who attended the U.S. Military Academy from 2008...