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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Over here watching @TheJetOnTNT  and @RexChapman  in old slam dunk contest right now during a rare weekday off from work. You know it's old because they both have crazy hops and hair.

Court orders Pentagon to halt work on Microsoft’s JEDI cloud contract after Amazon protests @Post_AG 

This is really interesting research about military helmet, blast waves and how much mitigation of injuries is possible.

A haiku: Spokesman, in email: "I must say off the record: 'No comment.'" Again.

Deeply regrets rolling in mud puddles. Probably will again anyway.

On Page 1 today: Passengers at the coronavirus-stricken Diamond Princess cruise ship will be housed at Travis Air Force Base in California or Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in Texas and kept separate from the previous evacuees, CDC officials say.

That was a powerful performance by Common to open the #AllStarNBA  game.

The nation lost a giant today. Donald Stratton, a hero and survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor, died at 97, his family says in a social media post. These photos from his 2017 visit to the Pentagon were taken by Dominique A. Pineiro. RIP.

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This is Sgt. Maj. James G. Sartor. He was killed by small-arms fire in Afghanistan on Saturday, July 13 while deployed with 10th Special Forces Group. Between Iraq and Afghanistan, Sartor was deployed in 2002, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2017 and 2019. 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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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.

NEW TODAY: Coast Guard families told they can have garage sales to cope with government shutdown. The suggestion -- and others like it -- came in a five-page tip sheet published by the service. #ShutdownStories  #shutdownsidehustles  #CoastGuard 

U.S. defense official confirms that Al Asad air base in Iraq's Anbar province has been hit by at least six rockets tonight. Additional details unclear. But very credible source.

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