Stars and Stripes
Pentagon Backtracks, Says Stars and Stripes Won’t Be Forced to Close
In an email obtained by The Associated Press, a Pentagon official told the newspaper's publisher that he no longer had to provide plans for shutting down the paper.
Military Newspaper “Stars and Stripes” Threatened With Closure is Safe for Now
Hours after the story broke that the Pentagon was planning to close Stars and Stripes, Donald Trump tweeted that he would not allow the newspaper to get shut down. The tweet took some by surprise, not only because the President is not known for defending the press, but because it was his administration's 2021 budget that had cut the newspaper’s funding in half.