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Courtney Kube

Courtney Kube is a correspondent covering national security and the military for the NBC News Investigative Unit.

Courtney Kube is a correspondent covering national security and the military for the NBC News Investigative Unit.

Latest from Courtney Kube

2d ago

American soldier Travis King arrives back in the U.S. after being expelled from North Korea

Travis King, the U.S. Army private who ran across the border into North Korea, has arrived back on American soil, landing in San Antonio, Texas, in the early hours of Thursday morning, officials said.
3d ago

U.S. soldier Travis King is back in American custody after North Korea expels him

North Korea said Wednesday that it will expel Travis King, the American Army private who ran across the border into the isolated country this summer.
4d ago

Why has the Navy spent at least $175M on an old ship that may never return to sea?

The USS Vicksburg’s long and costly ordeal highlights the Navy’s struggle to modernize its fleet as China seeks naval supremacy in the Pacific.

Biden tells Zelenskyy that U.S. will send Ukraine ATACMS long-range missiles

President Joe Biden has informed Volodymyr Zelenskyy that the U.S. will provide a small number of long-range missiles to aid Ukraine's war with Russia.

White House told U.S. ambassador to Japan to stop taunting China on social media

President Joe Biden’s aides have asked that Rahm Emanuel, the U.S. ambassador to Japan, stop posting messages on social media taunting Chinese President Xi Jinping, according to three administration officials.

Biden announces $325 million military aid package during a White House meeting with Zelenskyy

The announcement comes as the Ukrainian leader is in Washington to meet with Biden and other top U.S. leaders in an appeal for continued aid.
12d ago

Marine Corps leader orders safety stand-down of all aircraft after F-35 disappearance

All Marine Corps aircraft, inside and outside the U.S., were grounded Monday after a stealth F-35 jet mysteriously disappeared in South Carolina, according to an order issued by Gen.

Shaheen, Warren and Duckworth want to know if Musk limited Ukraine's Starlink access at a crucial point in war with Russia

Sens. Shaheen, Warren and Duckworth are asking the U.S. military if Elon Musk limited Ukraine’s access to Starlink at a crucial point in the war with Russia.
24d ago

Navy and Justice Department to offer expedited payouts to victims of Camp Lejeune water contamination

The Navy and Justice Department announced a new settlement offer Wednesday to some of the tens of thousands of people who claim they contracted deadly diseases from exposure to contaminated water decades ago at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.

Pentagon officials debate whether to replace extra U.S. troops deployed to Eastern Europe or bring them home

Pentagon officials have been debating whether to replace 4,000 U.S. troops deployed to Eastern Europe to support NATO and deter Russia, with some saying they're no longer needed.
29d ago

U.S. troops will stay at the southern border at least through Sept. 30

Hundreds of U.S. troops whose deployment to the southern border was extended until Aug. 31 will now stay at least another month. There have been troops at the border since May.