• Marine Commandant: Border Deployments Hurting Readiness, Bases

    Marine Commandant: Border Deployments Hurting Readiness, Bases0

    The Marines have had to cancel training exercises in Alaska, California and elsewhere because of the costs of sending service members to the U.S.-Mexico border, the commandant wrote in two internal memos reported on by the Los Angeles Times. In the letters, Gen. Robert Neller wrote that the deployments are threatening readiness, international alliances and

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  • DOD Releases List of Milcon Projects at Risk for Wall Funding

    DOD Releases List of Milcon Projects at Risk for Wall Funding0

    The Pentagon released a long-awaited list Monday showing which military construction projects are eligible for delay to fund a border wall. Mick Mulvaney, the acting White House chief of staff and director of the Office of Management and Budget had said as recently as Sunday that there was no list of projects to be cut,

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  • Mulvaney: No List of Milcon Delays ‘Yet’

    Mulvaney: No List of Milcon Delays ‘Yet’0

    There is no official list of military construction projects that will be put on hold to build a southern border wall, as demanded in President Trump’s national emergency, according to Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, who is also running the Office of Management and Budget. President Trump vetoed a resolution Friday that

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  • Reed: Shanahan Broke Promise to Detail Wall-Impacted Milcon Projects

    Reed: Shanahan Broke Promise to Detail Wall-Impacted Milcon Projects0

    The top Democrat on the Senate Armed Services Committee blasted Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan late Thursday night for failing to produce a list of military construction projects that will be impacted by prioritizing a southern border wall. “I would like that list today, Mr. Secretary,” Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.) had said during a hearing

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  • President Promises Veto After Senate Rebuke on Border Emergency

    President Promises Veto After Senate Rebuke on Border Emergency0

    Twelve Republican senators broke with President Trump Thursday to disapprove of the national emergency declaration that would let him divert unobligated but appropriated military construction funding and other money to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. The House-passed resolution cleared the Senate 59-41. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said he supports Trump on border security

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  • Shanahan, Dunford: Border is Not Military Emergency

    Shanahan, Dunford: Border is Not Military Emergency0

    Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan told the Senate Armed Services Committee Thursday that he expects a response soon from the Department of Homeland Security about how DHS would use military construction funds diverted from other projects to build a southern border wall, according to Military.com. In questioning, Shanahan said he agreed with Northern Command Commander

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