Trump Says He’ll Save ‘Stars And Stripes’

President Trump said late Friday that he planned to reverse Pentagon budget cuts that would have permanently closed Stars and Stripes, the military newspaper that has both informed and spoken for American troops over the decades. The reversal came as the president was in full defensive mode over reports that he had disparaged military personnel.

Administration Closing Military Newspaper

Stars and Stripes, the military newspaper that has both informed and spoken for American troops over the decades, will cease print and online publication by the last day of September, expanding the Trump administration’s war on news media to include those paid by the government to cover the military. A group of senators said the Pentagon should find money in its huge budget to continue funding.

 

SPJ Opposes Recommended Stars And Stripes Cuts