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In this June 1, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump departs the White House to visit outside St. John's Church, in Washington. Walking behind Trump from left are, Attorney General William Barr, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Trump appointees call for independent review of U.S. Capitol siege

- The Washington Times

Former Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and H.R. McMaster, the retired Army general who served as one of President Trump’s national security advisers, are calling for a bipartisan commission to investigate what happened on Jan. 6 when a mob of pro-Trump voters stormed the U.S. Capitol.

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Wyoming governor quietly mobilized Guard troops in Cheyenne

- Associated Press

While the Wyoming National Guard was sending more than 100 troops to Washington, D.C., to help with security around President Joe Biden's inauguration in January, Gov. Mark Gordon quietly mobilized dozens of Guard troops and others in case of violence at the state Capitol in Cheyenne.

Busloads of asylum seekers arriving in Tucson amid pandemic

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Busloads of asylum seekers have started to arrive in Tucson, Arizona, for the first time since President Joe Biden began reversing border policies implemented by former President Donald Trump, city officials said.

Arizona National Guard adjutant general to retire in April

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Maj. Gen.. Michael T. McGuire, adjutant general of the Arizona National Guard, plans to retire on April 10, capping a 34-year military career that included helping direct the state's response to the pandemic.

Soldiers carry the coffin of army general Osman Erbas as Turkish leaders, army commanders, family members and olleagues attend funeral prayers and a ceremony for 11 military personnel, including a high-ranking officer, at Ahmet Hamdi Akseki Mosque, in Ankara, Turkey, Friday, March 5, 2021. Turkish army officers were killed on Thursday when an army helicopter crashed in a snow-covered mountainous area in Bitlis, eastern Turkey. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

Turkey: sudden weather change likely cause of chopper crash

Associated Press

A sudden, mid-flight change of weather conditions is thought to be the cause a helicopter crash which killed 11 military personnel in eastern Turkey, the Defense Ministry said Friday, citing a preliminary inspection of the crash site.

Greece to increase army service amid tension with Turkey

Associated Press

Greece will introduce an increase in military service for conscripts serving in the army from nine to 12 months, starting in May, as part of a program to boost the armed forces amid tension with regional rival Turkey.

Official: Israel upgrading contingency plans for Iran attack

Associated Press

Israel’s defense minister said his country is upgrading contingency plans to strike Iranian targets if Tehran shows signs of nuclear escalation, the latest sign of rising tensions between the two archenemies.