CAN JAMES MATTIS STOP TRUMP’S TRANSGENDER BAN IN THE MILITARY?
Regardless of the study’s finding, as of March 23, 2018, Trump’s order will roll back President Barack Obama’s June 2016 policy that allows transgendered troops to serve openly. All money going to fund sex reassignment surgery for service members will be stopped by that date, except for troops already undergoing reassignment treatment.
Coping With Floods Is Only Half the Battle for Mumbai’s Poor
Here in India’s financial capital, epic floods are part of the landscape. This megacity of 18 million sits on a peninsula surrounded by the sea. Many of its sewers and drains were built more than 80 years ago, when Mumbai was a small fraction of its current size. In 2005, in this same area, more than 1,000 people died during the monsoon season.
Iran Building Weapons Factories in Lebanon and Syria, Israel Says
More generally, Israel has been voicing concern that arrangements for cease-fires and de-escalation zones in southern Syria will help Iran and its loyalists consolidate their presence across Israel’s frontiers.
US military sends warships, aircraft to Texas
On Sunday, the Defense Department and Abbott agreed to establish a “dual-status command” that would allow a single commander for both federal and state forces overseeing and coordinating the response efforts.