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Defense head Austin weighs warship needs in Pacific, Mideast

Feb. 25, 2021 16:16 PM EST

ABOARD THE USS NIMITZ (AP) — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told sailors on the USS Nimitz Thursday that he hopes to avoid long ship deployments like the more than 10 months they just spent at sea. But as he made his first aircraft carrier visit as Pentagon chief, he acknowledged the demand...

Pentagon chief purges defense boards; Trump loyalists out

Feb. 02, 2021 18:37 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has ordered hundreds of Pentagon advisory board members to resign this month as part of a broad review of the panels, essentially purging several dozen who were appointed last-minute under the Trump administration. ...

Inauguration rehearsal evacuated after fire in homeless camp

Jan. 19, 2021 07:52 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Capitol complex temporarily locked down during a rehearsal for President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration after a fire in a homeless encampment roughly a mile away sent a plume of smoke into the air and caused security concerns in an already jittery city. ...

Inauguration rehearsal evacuated after fire in homeless camp

Jan. 18, 2021 20:14 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Capitol complex temporarily locked down Monday during a rehearsal for President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration after a fire in a homeless encampment roughly a mile away sent a plume of smoke into the air and caused security concerns in an already jittery city. ...