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Trump extends humanitarian program for Liberian immigrants

Mar. 28, 2019 4:58 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday signed a one-year extension of a humanitarian program that allows Liberians to live and work in the U.S., days before it was set to end. The White House issued a memo from Trump about the program for immigrants who came from the African nation to...

Marines cut training to fund hurricane costs, border mission

Mar. 21, 2019 7:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A number of unexpected costs, including major hurricane damage repairs and unplanned deployments to the U.S.-Mexico border, are forcing the Marine Corps to cancel training exercises and will degrade combat readiness, the top Marine general warned. Gen. Robert Neller said in a memo this...

Pentagon lists possible project cuts to pay for wall

Mar. 18, 2019 7:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon sent a 20-page list of military construction projects to Congress on Monday that might be slashed to pay for President Donald Trump's wall along the Mexican border. Democrats expressed hope that by knowing which local projects could be targeted, lawmakers would be likelier to...

Space Force would be by far the smallest military service

Mar. 1, 2019 3:12 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's proposed Space Force, which faces an uncertain fate in Congress, would be the smallest military service — by far. Details of the Pentagon's proposal released Friday show the new service would have about 15,000 personnel, including an unspecified number of...

US pushes NATO allies to join observer force in Syria

Feb. 22, 2019 4:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's decision authorizing about 200 U.S. troops to remain in northeast Syria indefinitely is a key step in creating a larger multinational observer force that can keep the peace and prevent a resurgence of the Islamic State group, administration and defense officials...

White House says US will keep 200 troops in Syria

Feb. 21, 2019 9:04 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration, which abruptly announced in December that it was pulling out of Syria, said Thursday that it will keep 200 U.S. troops in the country for now. "A small peace keeping group of about 200 will remain in Syria for period of time," White House press secretary Sarah...