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President Joe Biden salutes as he steps off Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Monday, Feb. 8, 2021. Biden is returning to Washington after spending the weekend at his home in Delaware. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Biden to visit Pentagon amid force posture review, anti-extremism push

- The Washington Times

President Biden will visit the Pentagon on Wednesday for the first time since becoming commander in chief on Jan. 20 and will address a Defense Department in the midst of a major review of U.S. troop presence abroad, an anti-extremism push across all branches of the armed forces and other key changes in all corners of the military.

President Joe Biden steps off Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Monday, Feb. 8, 2021. Biden is returning to Washington after spending the weekend at his home in Delaware. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Biden, Harris take virtual tour of Arizona vaccination site

- The Washington Times

President Biden and Vice President Kamala D. Harris virtually toured a 24-7 vaccination site Monday at the Arizona Cardinals' stadium that could serve as a model for others, as the U.S. pivots from immunizing priority groups to reaching older Americans and racing against fast-moving variants of the coronavirus.

Vice President Kamala Harris, left, looks on as President Joe Biden delivers a speech on foreign policy, at the State Department, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Biden revives claim of being 'shot at' overseas

- The Washington Times

President Biden on Thursday revived his vague claim that he has been "shot at" in danger zones overseas, a dubious one he's usually told when campaigning for office. Critics have drawn comparisons with a similar claim once made by Hillary Rodham Clinton regarding her 1996 visit as first lady to Bosnia.

Secretary of State Anthony Blinken listens as President Joe Biden delivers remarks to State Department staff, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Biden, Harris assure U.S. diplomats: 'We trust you' and will 'have your back'

- The Washington Times

President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris visited State Department headquarters in Washington Thursday to praise career U.S. diplomats and promise the new administration will "have [their] back" over the coming four years as it pushes a policy of expanded American diplomatic engagement around the world.

In this Jan. 21, 2021, file photo, Doug Emhoff, left, Vice President Kamala Harris, President Joe Biden, and first lady Jill Biden, stand during a performance of the national anthem during a virtual Presidential Inaugural Prayer Service, in the State Dinning Room of the White House in Washington. Biden is expected to address the National Prayer Breakfast, a Washington tradition that calls on political combatants to set aside their differences for one morning. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Prayer breakfast gives Biden fresh chance to call for unity

- Associated Press

President Joe Biden is expected to address the National Prayer Breakfast, a Washington tradition that calls on political combatants to set aside their differences for one morning.

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin listens as President Joe Biden speaks before signing an Executive Order reversing the Trump era ban on transgender individuals serving in military, in the Oval Office of the White House, Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Pentagon purge targets Trump allies with 'zero-based' review of 42 boards

- The Washington Times

Hundreds of members serving on more than three dozen Pentagon advisory boards must resign in the next two weeks or be fired, Defense Department officials said Tuesday, revealing a sweeping, "zero-based" review of the panels that help guide military policy on education, business, science, and even the renaming of Army bases.