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Trump Greeted With Cheers At Army Navy Game

From Newsmax:

President Donald Trump was greeted with loud cheers and chants of “USA! USA!” at Saturday’s Army-Navy game held at West Point.

Despite the smaller venue and the coronavirus-limited crowd, the roar among the 9,000 students of both military schools was loud and boisterous. The game was moved from Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia because of coronavirus, but the acoustics of West Point made for a powerful salute.

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Army Allows Sikh To Wear Turban and Beard

From Stars and Stripes:

Capt. Simratpal Singh, 27, was granted the appearance waiver last week that will allow him to grow his beard and hair and wear a turban through at least Jan. 8, Debra S. Wada, the assistant secretary of the Army for manpower and reserve affairs, wrote in a Dec. 9 letter. Singh is the fourth Sikh soldier in recent years to be granted such uniform exemptions.

The current dress code is a result of WWII regulations that are still in effect today. There were no such requirements in the early U.S. military. Just look at all the beards on soldiers during the Civil War.

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Think Tank Warns of Anti-federalists in U.S.

The Washington Times has the full story:

The report issued this week by the Combating Terrorism Center at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., is titled “Challengers from the Sidelines: Understanding America’s Violent Far-Right.”

The center — part of the institution where men and women are molded into Army officers — posted the report Tuesday. It lumps limited government activists with three movements it identifies as “a racist/white supremacy movement, an anti-federalist movement and a fundamentalist movement.”

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PLA Attends West Point Competition

A team made up of soldiers from China’s People’s Liberation Army attended the annual Sandhurst Military Skills Competition.

This information comes to us from the China Defense Blog.

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