We’ve all seen the cringeworthy tweets from companies or public figures attempting to go viral in order to “relate to the kids.” Today’s offender on this front is a well-funded and immensely powerful organization that does business on every continent: The United States Air Force.
Internal documents show a “massive disconnect” between what was discussed by a military panel, convened to evaluate the impact of allowing transgender military members to serve, and what was eventually recommended.
Hector Barajas joined the Army in 1995. He was honorably discharged in 2001. Then, in 2004, the country he served ended up deporting him.
If President Donald Trump’s aim in using the military to deliver airstrikes on targets in Syria was to create his own “Wag the Dog” moment to distract from his lawyer’s legal troubles, it doesn’t appear the tactic will have much longevity.
It’s very clear that Donald Trump has not put much thought into his plan to send the National Guard to the Mexican border until Congress agrees to build his big, beautiful Wall, but on Wednesday, he at least gave us some idea of how many troops he’s sending.
In February, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis promised that undocumented immigrants who served in the military and were honorably discharged would not be deported. “We would always stand by one of our people,” Mattis said at the time.
After vowing to send the military to guard the southern border with Mexico, President Trump darkly teased taking “strong action” on immigration later today.
Donald Trump unveiled his latest hellish immigration policy idea on Tuesday, saying that until he gets his wall, he plans to guard the US-Mexico border with the military.
Evan Young, a retired army officer living in Arkansas, has reason to be upset with the Veterans Affairs healthcare system. Last year, when Splinter spoke to him, Young was in the middle of a lengthy battle with the VA over receiving post-operative care, laid up in bed for months on pain medication, and writing to his…
Miguel Perez Jr. is a 39-year old Chicagoan and a veteran of the war in Afghanistan who came back to the United States with post-traumatic stress disorder. America does not consider him worthy of becoming a U.S. citizen.
The AP has published an investigation into sexual assault cases on U.S. military bases where children have been assaulted by other children. Apparently, neither the military or the Justice Department are doing anything about it.
The Trump administration will “disclose” a new policy on February 21 regarding the legality of transgender people serving in the military, BuzzFeed News reported Wednesday, and the Department of Justice has apparently told a federal judge that the DOJ is preparing to defend it.
On Thursday, Republicans rolled out their new/old argument against anything they don’t like: what about The Troops????
A federal judge ruled in December that the Department of Defense must allow transgender recruits to enlist in the military by Jan. 1, despite President Trump’s attempt to impose a ban on transgender troops. Nevertheless, at least one trans recruit has faced obstacles in attempting to enlist.
In what his attorneys are calling a “landmark legal victory,” a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who was deported to Mexico will be able to return to the United States.
Donald Trump is facing a new round of opposition in his battle to persecute trans people by banning them from serving in the military.
Speaking with the press on Monday, a spokesman for the Defense Department made a stunning admission: They don’t really know how many American troops the department has sent to fight—and die—in wars around the world.
To honor the Transgender Day of Remembrance on Monday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson put out a statement raising awareness about the violence carried out against trans people, particularly by “government officials, undermining the rule of law.” Apparently, Tillerson does not remember who his boss is.