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Past articles by David:

US Forces Korea apologizes for 'poor judgment' after troops attend maskless dance parties on base

U.S. military leaders stationed in South Korea on Wednesday apologized for the "poor judgment" of troops who attended a pair of dance parties without wearing masks → Read More

James Mattis reportedly slept in his clothes to be ready for North Korea's missile launches

Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis slept in his clothes because of North Korea's missile launches amid the US's rocky relations with the regime in 2017, according to a new book on the Trump administration → Read More

'I've known Donald Trump. It sounds like him': Trump's 'loser' remarks about military veterans are getting harder to deny as more evidence corroborates bombshell report

Trump "uses the word 'loser' as often as he can," a former senior White House official told Insider. → Read More

'We appreciate you guys': Wisconsin police in armored vehicles thanked armed militia and gave out water bottles

"We got to save a couple, but we'll give you a couple," a voice from the law-enforcement speaker said. "We appreciate you guys, we really do." → Read More

North Korea's leader is tapping his own private food reserve to feed the country, and it could be a worrying sign

"It reflects the perfect storm of economic stresses that North Korea is suffering right now," a former CIA branch chief in Korea told Insider. → Read More

Fox News host baselessly claims that 'something's going to happen' to Joe Biden, forcing her colleague to walk her comment back

"I have a sense that something's going to happen before the election, and he's not even going to be on the ticket," she said. → Read More

The US reportedly warned Russia of blowback if it paid for bounties on American troops

The Kremlin was secretly warned by the U.S. State Department of potential blowback if it paid bounties for American troops killed in Afghanistan, people familiar with diplomatic channels said → Read More

The White House accidentally made a strong case to strip Confederate names from US military bases

The White House on Friday afternoon accidentally made a compelling case to rename nearly a dozen U.S. military bases that honor Confederate leaders in an attempt to justify preserving them → Read More

Army four-star general: talking about racial injustice was like learning 'a new language' for the military

Army Gen. Robert Abrams, the commander of United States Forces Korea (USFK), reiterated that the composition of the U.S. military mirrored America's society, and that its problems and solutions needed to be taken into account → Read More

The Pentagon is getting concerned about law enforcement dressing up in US military uniforms

Defense Secretary Mark Esper has made the Trump administration aware of his concerns with the appropriation of the US military's uniforms by law enforcement agencies as they face off with protesters in cities like Portland, Oregon → Read More

A White House photographer snapped a photo of the press secretary's helpful notes — here's what we think they mean

The White House press secretary consults a binder full of notes with tabs ranging from "ABSURD" to "WINS." → Read More

The White House reportedly sent the Pentagon dirt on Lt. Col. Vindman to derail his promotion

The White House sent the Pentagon a list of allegations against Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman after he testified against President Donald Trump during his impeachment, NBC News reported Wednesday → Read More

Lawmakers want to drop $1 million to strip all Confederate names from Army bases

House lawmakers are attempting to allocate $1 million in a defense spending bill to rename U.S. Army bases that honor Confederate leaders during the Civil War → Read More

'Walk a mile in my legs' — Army vet Sen. Tammy Duckworth fires back after Fox News' Tucker Carlson questions her patriotism

"Does @TuckerCarlson want to walk a mile in my legs and then tell me whether or not I love America?" → Read More

Black West Point cadets say they were called the N-word and 'shunned' for reporting discrimination

"I was told that I was going to rob someone because I was Black. A student made a noose and put it on his Black roommate's desk as a joke." → Read More

'It was totally like a foreign country': South Koreans angered by US troops firing fireworks and brawling on the street

Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on Business Insider. Americans living in South Korea celebrated the United States' independence by lighting → Read More

The bounty price against US troops in Afghanistan reached as high as $100,000, report says

The Russian military intelligence agency, the GRU, reportedly used middle men to pay Taliban-linked militants in Afghanistan. → Read More

Unidentified human remains found during investigation into missing Fort Hood soldier

"No confirmation as to the identity of the remains has been made at this point" → Read More

Unidentified human remains found in Fort Hood investigation

"No confirmation as to the identity of the remains has been made at this point" → Read More

Milley reportedly considered resigning after blowback from Trump's controversial church photo op

The U.S. military's top officer reportedly spoke with confidantes about possibly resigning from his position as the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff following the criticism surrounding a controversial White House trip to St. John's Episcopal Church earlier this month → Read More