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Lawmakers say they lobbied White House on gender confirmation medical costs. Trump went further.

Republicans on Capitol Hill are scrambling to respond to President Donald Trump's announcement Wednesday to reinstitute a ban on transgender people serving in the military after conservatives who lobbied the White House say they were pushing only to prevent the Pentagon from paying for medical costs associated with gender confirmation -- not an outright ban.

Trump ignores question on ban

President Donald Trump banned transgender people from the US military in three tweets, after pledging support for the LGBTQ community on the campaign trail. CNN's Anderson Cooper is keeping them honest.

Lord: Viagra not a necessity in US Military

CNN contributor Jeffrey Lord tells CNN's Anderson Cooper he thinks the federal government should stop funding Viagra in the US Military, which costs an estimated $46 million per year.

Opinion: Trump's tweets are an affront to the military

There is a lot to dislike about President Donald Trump's decision this morning to reinstate the ban on transgender service.

United States Politics and Government

Trump’s Transgender Military Ban Prompts Pushback

In a move that caught many in Washington by surprise, President Trump issued via Twitter a ban on transgender people serving in the military.

GOP Senator: This 'deserves more than a Twitter conversation'

Republican Sen. Roy Blunt said Wednesday that President Donald Trump's decision to ban transgender people from serving in the military "deserves more than a Twitter conversation."

Defense and Military Forces

For Transgender Service Members, a Mix of Sadness, Anger and Fear

President Trump’s announcement that the military would no longer allow transgender people to serve led to warnings about the return of an era of secrecy and shame.

Transgender service member: Ban is 'unkind'

Lieutenant commander Blake Dremann, the first openly transgender service member, said the return of a ban on transgender people serving in the US military is based on bad information and described it as unkind.


Suicide attempt risk in U.S. Army tied to unit's past

(Reuters Health) - One suicide attempt in an army unit may foreshadow attempts by other soldiers in the same unit, suggests a new study from the U.S. military.


Canadian military tweets welcome as Trump bans transgender personnel

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's military took to Twitter to welcome recruits from all gender identities on Wednesday, hours after U.S. President Donald Trump said he would ban transgender people from the U.S. military.


Germany says no indications Mali copter crash caused by attack

BERLIN (Reuters) - There is no indication any outside forces were involved in the military helicopter crash in Mali in which two German peacekeepers were killed on a U.N. mission on Wednesday, a German military officer said.


Hezbollah says nearing victory in battle at Lebanon-Syria border

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah said on Wednesday that the group was close to scoring a "very big military victory" in the battle against militants along the Syrian-Lebanese border.

What transgender celebrities say about Trump's military ban

Two of the biggest voices in the transgender community are speaking out against President Trump's plan to reinstate a ban on transgender individuals from serving in the U.S. armed forces.


CORRECTED-UPDATE 2-General Dynamics profit beats, revenue sags; shares drop

July 26 (Reuters) - General Dynamics Corp, the maker of Gulfstream business jets and military equipment, posted higher-than-expected quarterly profits driven by increased sales in the unit that makes tanks, but projected slightly lower aerospace sales.

Trump transgender military policy 'unclear,' McCain says

Sen. John McCain objected to the Trump administration's decision to reinstate the US ban on transgender people serving in the military Wednesday, saying an announcement by President Donald Trump on Twitter was "unclear."


Exclusive: U.N. report accuses Saudi coalition of deadly migrant boat attack off Yemen

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. investigators accused a Saudi Arabia-led military coalition of carrying out a deadly March attack on a Somali migrant boat off Yemen and said the alliance had become a cover for some states to avoid individual blame, according to a confidential report seen by Reuters on Wednesday.


Exclusive: U.S. sanctions Venezuelan officials to pressure Maduro - sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration imposed sanctions on 13 senior officials of Venezuela's government, military and state oil company PDVSA on Wednesday, U.S. officials said, seeking to ratchet up pressure on President Nicolas Maduro to scrap plans for a controversial new congress.

See how much transgender services really cost the military

President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he plans to reinstate a ban on transgender individuals from serving "in any capacity" in the US armed forces.

United States Defense and Military Forces

How U.S. Military Policy on Transgender Personnel Changed Under Obama

President Trump has reversed an Obama administration policy that evolved rapidly. Here is how The Times covered the issue.

Rep. Lieu: This is an awful decision

Congressman Ted Lieu (D-CA) responds to President Donald Trump's tweet stating that transgender people will not be allowed to serve in the military.


Trump says transgender people will be banned from U.S. military

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would not permit transgender people to serve in the U.S. military, citing "tremendous medical costs and disruption," an action condemned by critics as "raw prejudice" and a political stunt.


Trump bans transgender people from the U.S. military, via Twitter

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would not allow transgender individuals to serve in the U.S. military in any capacity.


Exclusive: U.S. sanctions 13 senior Venezuelan officials - sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is imposing sanctions on 13 senior officials of Venezuela's government, military and state oil company PDVSA on Wednesday, U.S. officials said, seeking to ratchet up pressure on President Nicolas Maduro to scrap plans for a controversial new congress.

Rep. Lieu: We don't care who you love

Congressman Ted Lieu (D-CA) responds to President Donald Trump's tweet stating that transgender people will not be allowed to serve in the military.

Trump: Transgender individuals can't serve military

Donald Trump tweeted that transgender people will not be allowed to serve in the military.


Trump: no transgender people will serve in U.S. military - Twitter

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would not allow transgender individuals to serve in the U.S. military in any capacity.

Trump Says That Transgender People Will Not Be Allowed in the Military

In a morning tweet, President Trump said that the military cannot be burdened “with the tremendous medical costs.”

Underground construction at Chinese base

New satellite imagery of China's first overseas military base reveal it to be bigger and more secure than previously thought.


Russia's Putin, Iraqi VP discuss tanks supply deal

ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iraqi Vice President Nuri al-Maliki discussed supplies of Russian T-90 battle tanks at a meeting in St Petersburg on Tuesday, according to a Russian military official present at the meeting.


German developer to renovate Lisbon site for tech hub

LISBON (Reuters) - A German developer for the technology sector has reached an agreement to renovate a former military factory next to the Tagus River in downtown Lisbon, as the city's efforts to become a hub for European startups begins to attract foreign investors.

China reinforcing its border with N. Korea

China is further fortifying its border with North Korea, new reports show, amid continued tensions on the peninsula and concerns over potential US military action against Pyongyang.

Trump would be wise to sign Russia sanctions bill

Unless something goes terribly wrong, Congress is about to send President Trump a major piece of legislation that imposes tough sanctions against Russia for interfering in the 2016 election, its ongoing human rights violations, its annexation of Crimea and military operations in Eastern Ukraine.


Kansas man gets 30-year sentence for foiled bomb plot targeting U.S. military base

(Reuters) - A Kansas man was sentenced on Monday to 30 years in federal prison for plotting a failed suicide bombing at a U.S. military base on behalf of Islamic State, federal prosecutors said.


Rights group calls for probe into Libyan forces after execution video shown

CAIRO (Reuters) - Libya officials should investigate and dismiss forces involved in atrocities, a human rights group said on Monday, after a video appeared on social media purportedly showing a military unit executing 20 suspected militants.


Thailand approves 'reconciliation social contract', but some skeptical

BANGKOK (Reuters) - A reform panel headed by Thai junta chief Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on Monday approved a "reconciliation social contract", part of a plan aimed at healing years of political division, but critics of the military were not impressed.


Hezbollah wages multi-pronged attack on militants at Syrian border: media unit

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese Hezbollah launched attacks against Sunni jihadist militants on Monday as part of an offensive to drive them from their last foothold along the Syria-Lebanon border, a military media unit of the group said.


Why Ukrainian forces gave up Crimea without a fight - and NATO is alert

KIEV/SEVASTOPOL, Crimea (Reuters) - The career of Sergei Yeliseyev helps to explain why Ukraine's armed forces gave up Crimea almost without a fight - and why NATO now says it is alert to Russian attempts to undermine military loyalty in its eastern European members.


China warns India not to harbor illusions in border stand-off

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's defense ministry on Monday warned India not to harbor any illusions about the Chinese military's ability to defend its territory, amid a festering border dispute.

United States Politics and Government

U.S. Army Sergeant Is Charged With Trying to Aid Islamic State

Sgt. First Class Ikaika Erik Kang, 34, is accused of trying to provide equipment, training and classified military information to ISIS.


Iran and Iraq sign accord to boost military cooperation

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran and Iraq signed an agreement on Sunday to step up military cooperation and the fight against "terrorism and extremism", Iranian media reported, an accord which is likely to raise concerns in Washington.


Syrian army, allies advance against Islamic State east of Raqqa

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian government forces and their allies have recaptured territory from Islamic State in countryside southeast of its stronghold Raqqa after air strikes in the area, a pro-Damascus military media unit and war monitors reported.


Syrian warplanes strike near Damascus despite ceasefire - Syrian Observatory

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian government warplanes carried out several air strikes in the Eastern Ghouta area east of Damascus on Sunday, a day after the Syrian military declared a cessation of hostilities in the area, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.


Syrian warplanes strike near Damascus despite ceasefire: Syrian Observatory

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian government warplanes carried out several air strikes in the Eastern Ghouta area east of Damascus on Sunday, a day after the Syrian military declared a cessation of hostilities in the area, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.


Israel raids home of Palestinian attacker in West Bank

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel sent extra troops into the occupied West Bank on Saturday and raided the home of the Palestinian attacker who stabbed to death three Israelis on Friday, the military said.


Syrian military declares cessation of hostilities east of Damascus: state TV

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian military declared a cessation of hostilities in the Eastern Ghouta region just outside Damascus, which it said began at 12:00 pm local time (5.00 a.m. ET) on Saturday, state TV reported.


Philippine Congress Approves Extension of Martial Law in Besieged Region

President Rodrigo Duterte had asked for an extension as military troops struggled to crush a siege by Islamist groups in southern Marawi City.


Israeli forces raid home of Palestinian attacker, arrest brother

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli security forces on Saturday raided the home of the Palestinian attacker who stabbed to death three Israelis and restricted movement for Palestinians from his West Bank village, the military said.


Syrian military says jets attack Islamic State east of Raqqa: state TV

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian warplanes carried out air strikes on Saturday against Islamic State in an area of countryside east of Raqqa and close to where U.S.-backed forces operate, Syrian state TV reported, citing a military source.


Egypt says 30 suspected militants killed in Sinai raids

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian security forces killed 30 suspected militants in ground and air raids in North Sinai conducted over the past four days, the military said in a statement on Friday.


Exclusive: U.S. presses Myanmar to cease military ties with North Korea

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Myanmar's military has maintained ties with North Korea, even though the civilian-led government denies any cooperation, and the Trump administration is pressing for a complete break-off of remaining links, current and former U.S. officials said.


U.S. air strike kills Afghan forces in friendly-fire incident

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Afghan security forces were killed on Friday in a U.S. military air strike in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province, the U.S. military said, calling the friendly-fire deaths "unfortunate" and pledging an investigation.


A new dawn: South Korea seeks new talks with Pyongyang

(Reuters) - Earlier this month South Korea proposed military talks with the North. The formal initiative from Seoul's new government could lead to the first high-level discussions between the rival states since 2015.


U.S. will not pay Pakistan for military reimbursements: Pentagon

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon will not make military reimbursements to Pakistan for fiscal year 2016 after U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told Congress that Islamabad had not taken sufficient action against the Haqqani network, a U.S. official said on Friday.


Taiwan says Chinese aircraft flew near island in military exercise

TAIPEI (Reuters) - China flew several fighter and reconnaissance aircraft near Taiwan in a training exercise, the self-ruled island's defense ministry said on Friday.


U.S. general urges more German spending to ease military transit

BERLIN (Reuters) - Citing lessons learned from recent big military exercises, the U.S. Army's top general in Europe urged Germany to spend more on transportation and missile defense to help it meet its NATO target of 2 percent of economic output.


Philippine leader to go after Maoist rebels after scrapping talks

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he was no longer interested in peace talks with Maoist-led guerrillas and planned to hunt down the insurgents once the military has retaken a southern city from Islamist rebels.


Hezbollah, Syrian army attack militants at Lebanese-Syrian border: pro-Assad commander

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Lebanese group Hezbollah and the Syrian army launched an operation on Friday against militants in an area of the Syrian-Lebanese frontier, a commander in the military alliance fighting in support of President Bashar al-Assad said.


No Korean military talks after North snubs South's call

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's proposed military talks aimed at easing tensions between the two Koreas planned for Friday failed to take place after the North snubbed a call by the South, a setback for new President Moon Jae-in's hope of engaging Pyongyang in dialogue.


U.S. general says allies worry Russian war game may be 'Trojan horse'

BERLIN (Reuters) - U.S. allies in eastern Europe and Ukraine are worried that Russia's planned war games in September could be a "Trojan horse" aimed at leaving behind military equipment brought into Belarus, the U.S. Army's top general in Europe said on Thursday.


Libya's eastern forces deny reports of summary executions

BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - The Libyan National Army, the main military force in eastern Libya, on Thursday denied accusations that its troops were involved in torture and killing of prisoners after the United Nations urged the LNA to investigate.


Syria rebels blindsided by U.S. move, say jihadists to benefit

BEIRUT/AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian rebels said on Thursday a U.S. decision to halt a covert CIA program of military aid would mark a big blow to the Syrian opposition and risked allowing jihadists to tighten their grip over the insurgency.


Qatar crisis strains Saudi-led Arab alliance in Yemen war

DUBAI (Reuters) - A crisis between Qatar and four Arab countries is straining a Saudi-led coalition backing Yemen's government in a two-year war against Iranian-aligned Houthis and slowing the alliance's military advances.

South Korea postpones proposed talks because North Korea didn't respond

Hours before they are due to start, possible joint military talks between North Korea and South Korea remain up in the air, with Pyongyang having yet to confirm its attendance.

Can this jet topple a US military icon?

Perched in the cockpit of one of the newest military aircraft in the world as it streaks through the sky, I've got a front row seat for a Brazilian sales pitch aimed at unseating an American icon.


Turkey's publication of U.S. troop locations poses risk, Pentagon says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The publication by Turkey's state-run news agency of the locations of what appeared to be U.S. military posts in Syria puts American forces in danger, and the United States has complained to Turkey, a NATO ally, the Pentagon said on Wednesday.

Watchdog group: Fictitious agency got military equipment

Sources have told CNN that an extensive investigation by a government watchdog group has found alarming weaknesses in a program within the Department of Defense that turns over excess military equipment like modified M16 assault rifles and night vision goggles to local law enforcement.

Defense and Military Forces

France’s Top General Resigns in Dispute Over Military Spending

Gen. Pierre de Villiers stepped down after his criticism of President Emmanuel Macron’s plan to cut military spending was leaked to the news media.


After long Benghazi campaign, Libyan commander eyes capital

TUNIS (Reuters) - Buoyed by the end of a long military campaign in Benghazi and new signs of foreign support, Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar has been signaling his intent to extend his power to the capital, Tripoli.


Hundreds vie to join Haiti's new army despite history of coups

GRESSIER, Haiti (Reuters) - Hundreds of Haitians lined up in the blazing sun for a chance to join the country's newly formed military this week, looking past concerns about a lack of funding for the force and a history of bloody coups.


UPDATE 1-German cartel office will not block expansion of warship consortium

BERLIN, July 19 (Reuters) - Germany's federal cartel office said on Wednesday it would not block moves to expand an industry consortium that is due to build five new military corvettes for the German military, after finding no evidence of antitrust concerns.


Merkel urges Iraq to probe alleged human rights abuses in Mosul

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday urged Iraqi President Haidar al-Abadi to investigate alleged human rights abuses that occurred during military operations to regain control of the city of Mosul from Islamic State militants.

Kiev (Ukraine)

Ukraine Summer Camp: Learning to Fight

Witness a Ukrainian military summer camp for children outside of Kiev. As the conflict between Ukraine and Russian-backed separatists continues, they are encouraged to prepare to defend their country.


Singapore offers cargo plane, drones to help Philippines fight militancy

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore has offered a military transport airplane, drone surveillance aircraft and use of combat training facilities to support the Philippines' fight against the rising threat of Islamist militancy, the defence ministry said on Wednesday.


Philippine presidential guards wounded in attack by Maoist rebels

MANILA (Reuters) - Four members of the Philippine presidential guard were wounded in a firefight with dozens of Maoist rebels disguised as soldiers at a checkpoint on the southern island of Mindanao, the military said on Wednesday.


Bad weather brought down Myanmar army plane, say investigators

YANGON (Reuters) - Investigators have concluded that a Myanmar military plane that crashed last month with 122 soldiers, family members and crew on board stalled and nosedived into the Andaman Sea due to bad weather, state media said on Wednesday.

General warns of out-of-control killer robots

America's second-highest ranking military officer, Gen. Paul Selva, advocated Tuesday for "keeping the ethical rules of war in place lest we unleash on humanity a set of robots that we don't know how to control."


Myanmar journalists decry military's role in their detention

YANGON (Reuters) - Three journalists jailed in Myanmar after contacting ethnic minority rebels questioned on Tuesday the role of the military in their detention and trial, as they made an unannounced court appearance.


UPDATE 1-Canada musters military to fight wildfires, 39,000 evacuated

CALGARY, Alberta, July 17 (Reuters) - Canada was deploying military aircraft and Australia was sending 50 firefighters to battle rapidly spreading wildfires in British Columbia that have forced 39,000 people from their homes, federal Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said on Monday.


Canada musters military to fight wildfires as 39,000 evacuated

CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - Canada was deploying military aircraft and Australia was sending 50 firefighters to battle rapidly spreading wildfires in British Columbia that have forced 39,000 people from their homes, federal Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said on Monday.


Turkish parliament extends state of emergency for another 3 months

ANKARA (Reuters) - The Turkish parliament on Monday approved the extension of emergency rule for another three months, almost a year after it was imposed in the wake of last July's failed military coup.

South Korea proposes military talks with North Korea

South Korea's new government is making overtures to the North, proposing military talks at the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) that separates the two rivals.


South Korea's new government proposes military talks with North Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea on Monday proposed military talks with North Korea, the first formal overture to Pyongyang by the government of President Moon Jae-in, to discuss ways to avoid hostile acts near the heavily militarized border.


EU puts sanctions on Syrian scientists, military officials over gas attack

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union imposed sanctions on 16 Syrian scientists and military officials on Monday for their suspected involvement in a chemical attack in northern Syria in April which killed scores of civilians.

Trump changes tune, flexes US muscle overseas

In the first six months of President Donald Trump's tenure, the US has ramped up military operations in trouble spots across the globe and is preparing to do more.

Jordanian Soldier Sentenced to Life for Killing 3 US Troops

A military court convicted a Jordanian soldier Monday of killing three U.S. military trainers at a Jordanian air base and sentenced him to life in prison with hard labor.


Jordan hands life sentence to soldier who killed U.S. trainers

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A Jordanian military court sentenced a soldier to life imprisonment with hard labor on Monday for killing three U.S. military trainers at the gate of a major air base last year, a judicial source said.


Bomb blast hits military vehicle, wounds 17 in southeast Turkey: army

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (Reuters) - Explosives planted by Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants ripped through a Turkish military vehicle traveling through southeast Turkey on Monday, wounding 17 soldiers, four of them seriously, the military said.


More than 30 missing after Cameroon military boat sinks

DOUALA (Reuters) - More than 30 people are missing after a boat belonging to an elite Cameroonian military unit sank off the coast on Sunday, the president's office said.


Turkey detains 115 more people in post-coup crackdown: Anadolu

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish authorities have ordered the detention of 127 people on suspicion of links to the attempted military coup a year ago, the state-run Anadolu news agency said.

Moon Jae-in

South Korea Proposes Military Talks With North at Their Border

Such talks would be the first in years, and the North’s reaction will be the first test of the new South Korean president’s pro-dialogue policy.


Myanmar insists no North Korea links as U.S. envoy visits

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar has no military ties with North Korea, a Myanmar official said on Monday, as a U.S. diplomat responsible for North Korea arrived for talks in which he is likely to seek assurances on efforts to isolate it.


South Korea proposes military talks with North Korea on July 21

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea proposed military talks with North Korea, the first since 2015, and a halt to hostile activities near the inter-Korean border, the South's vice defense minister said on Monday, after a series of missile tests by the North in recent weeks.


Australia to make it easier to deploy military for 'terrorist incidents'

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's military will be more readily deployed to respond to "terrorist incidents" on home soil under proposed changes to laws announced by the government on Monday.


Four Pakistani soldiers killed in Indian shelling in Kashmir

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - Four Pakistani soldiers were killed on Sunday when their army vehicle was struck by Indian shelling from across the Line of Control (LoC) that separates parts of Kashmir held by both countries, the Pakistani military said.


Pakistan launches military operation in tribal areas targeting Islamic State

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan's military has launched a major operation in its volatile tribal areas to stop the Islamic State making inroads into areas bordering Afghanistan, the military's spokesman said on Sunday.


Israeli forces kill suspected Palestinian gunman in West Bank raid

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli forces killed a suspected Palestinian militant they were seeking to arrest after he shot at them in the occupied West Bank, police and the military said.

Rinat Akhmetshin is a Russian-American lobbyist who attended a June 2016 session at Tump Tower

The saga surrounding a June 2016 meeting between senior Trump campaign officials and a Russian lawyer took another turn Friday when it was revealed that there were additional participants, including a Russian-American lobbyist who served in the Soviet military and now promotes Kremlin-aligned interests in Washington.


Romania says any Patriot missile system buy meant to boost defense

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romanian military purchases are not intended to put strain on relations with nearby Russia but to strengthen the country's defenses, President Klaus Iohannis said on Saturday.


Gunmen attack military bases in Ivory Coast cities Abidjan, Korogho

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Gunmen attacked military bases in Ivory Coast's main city of Abidjan and the northern city of Korogho on Saturday, but were repulsed, a senior military official said.


House backs massive increase in defense spending

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives passed its version of a massive annual defense bill on Friday, leaving out controversial amendments on transgender troops and climate policy but backing President Donald Trump's desire for a bigger, stronger military.