The suicide rate for active duty military members has reached a record high, and Pentagon officials are trying to grapple with the tragedies that are ticking upward. That’s according to a recent report from the Defense Department, which revealed suicides have been rising at an average of six-percent annually over the past five years.
Iran issues a threat to pursue and destroy any aggressors, who attack the nation. Speaking at a press conference Saturday the head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard said, any attack, even a limited one would provoke a “crushing response” in return. The remarks come just one day after the Pentagon announced, it will deploy U.S. troops to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
The Defense Department has finalized contracts to build new sections of the border wall in New Mexico, Arizona, and California.
A few names have risen to the top of a short list of possible replacements, for former National Security Adviser John Bolton. Reports Friday said President Trump recently interviewed his top hostage negotiator , as a possible contender for the role. O’Brien was described by officials as a “safe choice” given his relationships within the State Department and Pentagon.
The Defense Department is composing a list of companies with ties to the Chinese military. The Pentagon is reportedly identifying Chinese companies and organizations with direct or indirect links to Beijing.
President Trump and the First Lady held a moment of silence at the White House to mark 18 years since the terrorist attacks of September 11th.
Former Defense Secretary James Mattis is currently on tour promoting his book “Call Sign Chaos,” but a new federal lawsuit is claiming Mattis and the Pentagon are holding up the publication of another book about Mattis’ Pentagon tenure. One America’s Neil W. McCabe has more from Washington.
Tensions in the Middle East continue to mount as President Trump and the Pentagon discuss how to react to the downing of a U.S. observation drone flying over Yemen. One America’s Neil W. McCabe interviewed Alireza Jafarzdeh with the National Council of Resistance of Iran for more details.