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President Trump's directive prohibits transgender people from joining the military and bans the military from paying for gender reassignment surgery. But it doesn't address what will happen to transgender people currently serving.

From Texas Standard.

In 2014, the Obama administration secured the release of Bowe Bergdahl from captivity in Afghanistan by agreeing to release five Taliban prisoners being held at Guantanamo. At first, Bergdahl’s homecoming was celebrated as a hero’s return. What most Americans didn’t know at the time was that, back in 2009, Bergdahl had deserted his post in Afghanistan before he disappeared. He spent five years as a captive of the Taliban.

Human error is likely to be among the causes of two separate collisions involving Navy destroyers. The accidents killed 17 sailors.

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U.S. Army North hosted a press conference Tuesday inside the Fort Sam Houston Quadrangle with the Army North commander leading the Department of Defense response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.

In the Vietnam War era, Americans became more interested in recovering missing troops -- largely because of the activism of some military families.

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