Dan Lamothe

Dan Lamothe


@washingtonpost scribe covering the military. State-school kid via @UMassAmherst & @UofMaryland. Chicopee native. https://t.co/slimoAu9Db

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There are a million things going on. But I'm going to ask your attention and a signal boost on this. There are thousands of people living in hotels after hurricanes Laura and Delta in Louisiana. Some of them are terrible. I know. I visited one yesterday.

EIGHT MILLION people have slipped into poverty since May, when federal aid dried up in the coronavirus pandemic

Key swing states vulnerable to USPS slowdowns as millions vote by mail, data show via @jacobbogage  and @_cingraham 

U.S. mounts major effort to stop Russian election interference. Via @nakashimae  @craigtimberg 

"These people are sick," Trump says of career civil servants, comparing them unfavorably with American adversaries like China, Russia and North Korea. Reads like another page from the same book that calls journalists the Enemy of the People.

Ronald Shurer, Medal of Honor recipient, was laid to rest on Tuesday at Arlington National Cemetery. He died in May at 41. In interviews with me and many other journalists, he was classy, humble and warm, all while facing cancer that turned fatal. RIP.

As a divisive election arrives, the National Guard prepares for unrest and softens descriptions of a new unit New from me as we head into the last weekend before Election Day.

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This is Nawres Hamid. He is the American killed in the Dec. 27 attack in Iraq that spiked tensions between the U.S. and Iran. He worked as an interpreter for U.S. forces. He was a dad and husband, born in Iraq and naturalized as a U.S. citizen. RIP.

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This is Chief Petty Officer Charles RobertThacker Jr. He is the USS Theodore Roosevelt sailor who died of covid-19 this week. He tested positive for the coronavirus on March 30. Thacker's wife also is in the military, and was flown to Guam. He died by her side. RIP.

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Army Spc. Etienne Murphy died Friday in a vehicle rollover in Syria. He was 22, and a member of the elite 75th Ranger Regiment. RIP.

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A member of the Pentagon's Defense Science Board, James Miller, has resigned his position, telling @EsperDoD  that he believes the Pentagon chief violated his oath to the U.S. Constitution last night during Trump's church photo-op.

"Donald Trump may not have been expecting this, but a lot of other people in the government were — they just couldn’t get him to do anything about it,” said one intelligence official about coronavirus concerns. “The system was blinking red."

U.S. official confirms that the working dog wounded in the Baghdadi raid is ok. I said: "What's the dog's name?" Source said: "It's classified." I said: "Really?" Source said: "Yes." I'm still not positive if the source is kidding or not.

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