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'It looks like we're afraid of foreigners': Army turns away some green-card holders

The U.S. Army has stopped enlisting some immigrants who are legal permanent residents while mandating lengthy delays for others, part of a controversial effort across the military to tighten security in the ranks by subjecting foreign-born recruits to tougher background checks.

The private life of Sgt. La David Johnson, the slain soldier ensnared in a Trump controversy

Is The U.S. Navy Suffering From A Catastrophic Morale Problem?

Headquartered in Yokosuka, Japan and responsible for the defense of South Korea, the U.S. Navy’s 7th Fleet has been beset by problems this year. The most serious incidents occurred over the summer when two destroyers, the USS Fitzgerald and USS John S. McCain, were involved in separate deadly collisions with heavy loss of life. Those events raised serious concerns about the safety and readiness of U.S. warships in the Pacific, as well as morale throughout the Navy in general.

'It looks like we're afraid of foreigners': Army turns away some green-card holders

China’s Military Reforms Will Centralize Command, Testing The U.S. And Its Allies

China’s Communist Party congress that opens next week is supposed to touch on the hottest issues in the giant, growing yet still largely enigmatic country. The twice-per-decade event in Beijing should give Chinese President Xi Jinping another five years as party chief and chairman of the Central Military Commission. That go-ahead would, in turn, let Xi work harder on military reforms described as the farthest reaching since Communist China was formed in 1949.

'It looks like we're afraid of foreigners': Army turns away some green-card holders

Lethal roadside bomb that killed scores of U.S. troops reappears in Iraq

A roadside bomb that killed an American soldier in Iraq earlier this month was of a particularly lethal design not seen in six years, and its reappearance on the battlefield suggests that U.S. troops could again be facing a threat that bedeviled them at the height of the insurgency here, U.S. military officials said.

'It looks like we're afraid of foreigners': Army turns away some green-card holders