Early Bird Brief

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17 hours ago

The White House said the U.S. is considering the plan to escort commercial ships in the Red Sea.

2 days ago

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin ordered the domestic extremism trainings in February 2021. Military Veterans in Journalism Fellow Nikki Wentling spoke to troops who participated.

5 days ago

Two Israeli hostages were released after Hamas and Israel extended the cease-fire for another day.

6 days ago

The latest Reagan National Defense Survey reveals what Americans think about top national security issues. 

7 days ago

The U.S. military flights to deliver aid come amid a humanitarian pause between Israel and Hamas.

Tuesday Nov 28, 2023

Two ballistic missiles fired from Yemen landed near a U.S. warship in the Gulf of Aden.

Monday Nov 27, 2023

Today, what the lack of a full defense spending bill for the first four months of the fiscal year means for Pentagon planning.

Wednesday Nov 22, 2023

The number of attacks on U.S. troops in the Middle East has increased.

Tuesday Nov 21, 2023

U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin makes an unannounced visit to Ukraine in a reminder of continued U.S. support for the country in its conflict with Russia.

Monday Nov 20, 2023

The policy is intended to make it easier for those who need to leave the military because of childbirth, but airmen say it is backfiring on those who need it most.

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