Pentagon Orders Shutdown of Stars and Stripes Newspaper
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon has ordered the military’s independent newspaper, Stars and Stripes, to cease publication at the end of the month.
This is despite congressional efforts to continue funding the century-old publication.
The order to halt publication by Sept. 30, and dissolve the organization by the end of January, follows the Pentagon’s move earlier this year to cut the $15.5 million in funding for the paper from the department’s budget.
And it is a reflection of the Trump administration’s broader animosity for the media and members of the press.