Space Force faces Senate panel’s skepticism, concerns
Claudia Grisales Stars and Stripes A Senate panel on Thursday raised a long list of reservations to a Trump administration plan to create Space Force as a new military branch that could require $500 million in annual funding. In their first hearing on the proposal, the Senate Armed Services... Read more
Commanders shouldn’t be part of sexual assault process, victim advocates say
Claudia Grisales Stars and Stripes Victim advocates and Democratic members of a House panel argued Tuesday that military commanders remain one of the biggest obstacles to combating sexual assault in the services. Despite incremental changes to the law and ramped-up focus, the military remains plagued with sexual misconduct allegations,... Read more
House denounces Trump transgender ban
Claudia Grisales Stars and Stripes (TNS) WASHINGTON — The House approved a resolution Thursday condemning a controversial Trump administration ban of transgender personnel in the military ahead of the plan’s potential implementation next month. The Democrat-controlled chamber approved the largely symbolic resolution in a vote of 238 to 185,... Read more

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