The Army on Monday officially suspended the planned downsizing of the 4th Brigade Combat Team (BCT), 25th Infantry Division, citing a variety of global threats facing the nation.“The 4/25 is ready to rapidly deploy and conduct decisive operations in urban and mountainous environments,” explained Acting Secretary of the Army Patrick Murphy. “Given continued Russian aggression, the nuclear provocations of North Korea, and the continued threat from ISIL, we need this capability,” Murphy said.Converting the Army’s only airborne BCT in the Pacific theater into an infantry battalion task force would have resulted in the loss of about 2,600 personnel at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, where the 4th BCT is based. The realignment was announced last July as part of a restructuring intended to shrink the Army’s active-duty end strength from 490,000 to 450,000 soldiers.The decision to postpone the move is not surprising, as top Army officials in recent months had said they were considering it in light of the security environment. The delay represents a victory for Alaska’s congressional delegation, which had lobbied vigorously against the Army’s plan since it was announced in July, reported Alaska Dispatch News. Last month, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley told Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R), “It would be contrary to strategic national security interests to go ahead and pull out the 4/25 at this time. So my thought is that we should extend them at least a year to see how the strategic situation develops and then move from there.” With the announcement, “the Army sent a strong message that America remains dedicated to our rebalance to the Asia-Pacific, understands our leading role in the Arctic, and is unyielding in our support for our critical alliances with Japan and South Korea,” according to a statement from Sen. Dan Sullivan (R). Dan Cohen AUTHOR
0 20 Photos Now playing: Watch this: Tags Post a comment Share your voice Hailee Steinfeld stars alongside Bumblebee in the latest Transformers movie. Jaimie Trueblood Bumblebee, the latest Transformers movie, got high praise during its box office run. Its Metacritic score of 66 with generally favorable reviews placed it way higher than 2017’s Transformers: The Last Knight, which had a score of 27 for generally negative reviews.CNET’s review called it “the Transformers movie we’ve been waiting for,” and now it’s playing at home on Digital HD.Disclaimer: CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of products featured on this page.The film — starring Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena and Jorge Lendeborg Jr. — is now on digital stores including iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, Amazon, Fandango Now, Microsoft Movies & TV and the PlayStation Store. Take note that Bumblebee is not available through the Disney-owned Movies Anywhere service as of this writing, so be sure the digital store you choose is available on all of the devices you want to watch it on. If you would like a physical copy of Bumblebee, you’ll have to wait until April 2 to grab it on 4K Blu-ray, standard Blu-ray and DVD.See Bumblebee at Best Buy 1:34 Bumblebee transforms from action-packed to adorable ’90s sci-fi movies that still hold up TV and Movies
Neha Kakkar and Himansh KohliInstagramNeha Kakkar and Himansh Kohli were one of the most adorable couples, but they are no longer together. After their breakup, Neha had apparently deleted all their pictures from social media, but Himansh’s Instagram account still has their PDA photos.Neha and Himansh’s relationship had ended on an unpleasant note. The singer had made their split public by speaking about it on social media. She had even said that she was suffering from depression after the breakup.She was so upset with it that she was seen breaking down in public at multiple occasions. Post their breakup, Neha had deleted all her pictures with Himansh, and had even unfollowed him on Instagram.However, a look at Himansh’s Instagram profile shows that he has still not deleted the photos. Is Himansh still in love with the bubbly singer or there is a possibility of a reconciliation? Well, the truth can only be revealed by Neha and Himansh.Their split was a shocker for all the fans. The actor was vehemently attacked on social media by Neha’s fans, who had thought that he cheated on the singer. Neha’s public display of depression further made her fans upset, who had abused Himansh on social media.She soon had later issued a clarification saying that Himansh never cheated on her, and he did not deserve to be roasted on social media for this.Nonetheless, Neha has now come out of the difficult phase, and is seen often posting funny videos and updates of her work on Instagram. Recently she gave a dose of laughter to her fans with a video that showed her and YouTuber Lilly Singh pretending to be drunk. The act was to promote her latest single “Coca Cola Tu”.
A Myanmar border guard stands guard near the Taung Pyo Letwe reception camp overlooking the border with Bangladesh, in Rakhine state, Myanmar, during a trip by United Nations envoys to the region, on 1 May 2018. Photo: ReutersBorder Guard Police (BGP) of Myanmar on Saturday have started asking Rohingya people, staying on no-man’s land along the Tombru border point in Banbarban district of Bangladesh, to leave the area.Around 4,500 Rohingya people have been living on the no-man’s land, said Din Mohammad, a leader of Rohingya people, reports UNB.BGP started asking the Rohingyas over megaphones in the morning, to leave the border area and enter Bangladesh, he said.Nearly 700,000 people, mostly Rohingya women and children, have fled violence in Rakhine state of Myanmar and taken shelter in Bangladesh since August 2017.