Trump vetoes defense bill, setting up possible override vote
... Our men and women who volunteer to wear the uniform shouldn’t be denied what they need — ever.”Long before issuing the veto, Trump offered a series of rationales for rejecting it. Without going into detail, he has claimed the biggest winner from the defense bill would be China. Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., called Trump's veto “unconscionable” and said he would “look forward to overriding” it. In advance of the veto, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has said the bill would help deter Chinese aggression. McConnell said it was important for Congress to continue its nearly six-decade-long streak of passing the defense policy bill.
Former Ann Arbor resident assumes command of Detroit area army recruiting
ANN ARBOR – Former Ann Arbor resident Captain Moeen Javed assumed command of the Mt. Clemens Army Recruiting Company in September that has locations in Mt. Under the command of the Great Lakes Army Recruiting Battalion in Lansing, Javed is overseeing recruitment in the greater Metro Detroit area. Born in Karachi, Pakistan, Javed immigrated to Ann Arbor with his family in pursuit of the American dream. “A lot of young men and women are misinformed about the Army," Javed said in a statement.
2 men charged in terrorist plot against Whitmer served in US Military
2 men charged in terrorist plot against Whitmer served in US MilitaryPublished: October 10, 2020, 11:13 pmThe U.S. Marine Corps confirmed Daniel Harris of Lake Orion and Joseph Morrison of Munith served for years. The Marines said Harris trained with rifles and Morrison served in the Marine Corps Reserve until Thursday, the day he was arraigned.
Biden, aiming at Trump, says he wont use military as prop
Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the fourth day of the Democratic National Convention, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)WASHINGTON Joe Biden said on Saturday that as president, he would never use the military as a prop or private militia and accused President Donald Trump of employing U.S. forces to settle personal vendettas" and violate citizens' rights. Biden has said he's absolutely convinced" the military would escort Trump from the White House if the incumbent lost but refused to leave. "Ill never use the military as a prop or as a private militia to violate rights of fellow citizens. In July, the president deployed federal forces to Chicago and Albuquerque, New Mexico, after earlier sending Homeland Security agents to Portland, Oregon.
President Donald Trump announces plans to mobilize US military in response to violent protests
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump is taking immediate action to stop the violence and restore safety and security in cities across the country. He made the announcement during an address on the George Floyd protests Monday evening in Washington, DC. He says mayors and governors must establish an overwhelming law enforcement presence until the violence has stopped. The president is also taking swift action to defend Washington, DC after protests left historic monuments damaged. Those who threaten innocent life and property will be arrested, detained and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, said the president.