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Trump says Gen. Mark Milley should be’court-martialed’ if he thought the former president potentially sought a coup

Trump said that Gen. Mark Milley should be "court-martialed" if the reports are true that he feared a potential coup. "There was no talk of a coup, there was no coup, it all never happened," the former president said. Milley has been the chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff since September 2019. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. Former President Donald Trump on Friday said that General Mark Milley should be "court-martialed and tried" if he believed that the former president sought to carry out a coup, referencing an excerpt from a forthcoming book by Washington Post reporters Carol D. Leonnig and Philip Rucker.T...
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‘This is really f—ed up down here’: GOP Sen. Dan Sullivan called Mark Milley during the Jan. 6 riot and spoke against a tentative plan to evacuate senators, book says

Sullivan told Milley on Jan. 6 that a tentative plan to move senators by bus could present danger. Senators had already been rushed to a secure location within the Capitol after the riot broke out. Pelosi and Schumer later got on a call with Pentagon leaders to express alarm at the response. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. After Republican Sen. Dan Sullivan of Alaska surveyed the harrowing scene at the Capitol during the Jan. 6 riot, he called General Mark Milley and spoke against a tentative plan to evacuate senators by bus, an excerpt from a forthcoming book by Washington Post reporters Carol D. Leonnig an...
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The Amex Platinum card waives the annual fee for active-duty servicemembers — but even with the fee, it’s a great value

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The Pentagon has called off the $10 billion JEDI cloud-computing contract Microsoft and Amazon were arguing over

The Pentagon has canceled the $10 billion cloud-infrastructure plan it awarded Microsoft in 2019. The Pentagon cited "evolving requirements, increased cloud conversancy, and industry advances." Amazon filed a complaint accusing the Trump administration of influencing the award process. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Pentagon has canceled the $10 billion cloud-infrastructure contract Microsoft and Amazon were fighting over, CNBC and other outlets reported on Tuesday.The Department of Defense granted Microsoft the massive contract in 2019. Amazon soon after challenged the grant, claiming former President Trump had i...
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The interpreters who say they have been left for dead in Afghanistan as US and UK troops pull out after 20-year war

Thousands of Afghans signed on to work with US forces during the 20-year war, including many who risked their lives and being branded as traitors. As the US withdraws the last of its troops, thousands of Afghan interpreters say they fear for their lives. Some war-time interpreters say they have been blocked from seeking asylum even though they face reprisals from the Taliban. See more stories on Insider's business page. Aazar had just turned 18 back in 2013, when he signed up to work with Western forces in Afghanistan, perhaps not fully understanding that it would place a clear target on his back. For 11...