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More U.S. troops might turn the tide of war in Afghanistan

Afghanistan and the U.S.need to continue to persevere and stand against the terrorist groups and ins…

The Pentagon is considering up to 5,000 additional troops for Afghanistan

A decision could be reached in coming weeks and announced when President Trump attends the NATO secu…

Jim Mattis has ordered the Pentagon to cut wait times for combat valor awards

His new directive requires that all nominations must be acted upon within 10 days at each tier of th…

100 days of commander in chief Trump

White House officials have touted a host of military moves as accomplishments in the president's ear…

Seoul: North Korea test-fires missile from western region

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff says North Korea has test-fired a missile from the western part…

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More U.S. troops might turn the tide of war in Afghanistan

Afghanistan and the U.S.need to continue to persevere and stand against the terrorist groups and ins…

The Pentagon is considering up to 5,000 additional troops for Afghanistan

A decision could be reached in coming weeks and announced when President Trump attends the NATO secu…

Jim Mattis has ordered the Pentagon to cut wait times for combat valor awards

His new directive requires that all nominations must be acted upon within 10 days at each tier of th…

100 days of commander in chief Trump

White House officials have touted a host of military moves as accomplishments in the president's ear…

Seoul: North Korea test-fires missile from western region

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff says North Korea has test-fired a missile from the western part…

US forces patrol Syrian border amid clashes between Turkey and Kurdish militants

As clashes continue between NATO ally Turkey and Kurdish militant group the People’s Protection Unit…

Possible courts-martial in Marines United cases

More than 30 Marines have been referred to their commands for possible punishments.

Congress passes bill to avert government shutdown through May 5

The U.S. Congress approved a continuing resolution that would extend government funding for another…

UN Security Council to confer on North Korea nuclear program

Turning to diplomacy after flexing military muscle, the United States will urge the U.N. Security Co…

The Latest: Japanese fighter jets join US carrier in drills

Japan's defense ministry says two Japanese F-15 fighter jets have participated in the ongoing joint…

US anti-missile system in South Korea has limits

After an early redesign, THAAD was reportedly successfully tested 12 times, but a controlled test is…

Taliban announce spring offensive, vow to build institutions

The Taliban dubbed this year's offensive "Operation Mansouri," named for the Taliban leader killed l…

Trump signs order creating accountability office at VA

President Donald Trump on Thursday created an office at the Department of Veterans Affairs to improv…

NATO chief acknowledges Italy for boosting defense spending

The head of NATO praised Italy Thursday for increasing its defense spending last year, an acknowledg…

In tweetstorm, Trump takes aim at Democrats on spending bill

President Donald Trump on Thursday unleashed a tweetstorm of criticism of Democrats involved in tens…

After Damascus blasts, Israel intercepts 'target' from Syria

An apparent Israeli missile attack on a Syrian military installation near Damascus International Ai…

Pentagon probes former Trump aide Flynn's foreign payments

The investigations into President Donald Trump's ousted National Security Adviser Michael Flynn inte…

Tillerson says China asked North Korea to stop nuclear tests

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Thursday that China has threatened to impose sanctions on…

Two Americans killed, one wounded fighting ISIS in Afghanistan

The attack occurred in volatile Nangarhar province.

Syrian media: Israel attacked installation near Damascus

An apparent Israeli missile attack on a Syrian military installation near Damascus International Air…

Latest GI Bill fight could sideline a host of planned reforms

Discussions on issues stalled after a strong backlash over a controversial change to veterans educat…

Russian navy ship sinks in Black Sea, all 78 crew rescued

A Russian naval reconnaissance ship sank Thursday after colliding with a freighter off Istanbul, but…

Republican lawmakers offer weeklong bill to avoid government shutdown

U.S. House Republicans introduced a stopgap spending resolution late Wednesday to avert a partial go…

Trump gives Pentagon more flexibility on Iraq, Syria troops

The White House is giving the Pentagon greater flexibility to determine the number of U.S. troops in…

Trump to establish new VA accountability office

The move is designed to help root out problem employees at the department and look for waste and abu…

Pentagon: Turkish airstrikes put US forces at risk

Airstrikes launched by Turkish warplanes Tuesday, which killed U.S. Kurdish allies in Iraq and Syria…

After North Korea-focused day, administration policy remains opaque

Is the Trump administration walking back its rhetoric? Experts aren't sure.

VA limiting new hiring as it aims to widen private care

Despite the lifting of a federal hiring freeze, the Department of Veterans Affairs is leaving thousa…

China launches its first domestically-made aircraft carrier

China has launched its first aircraft carrier built entirely on its own, in a demonstration of the g…

White House briefs Senate amid scary moment with North Korea

The Trump administration hosted senators for an extraordinary White House briefing Wednesday at a pe…

PACOM commander: No dice on calling off Korea military drills

China believes the exercises destabilize the situation with North Korea and that if they were curtai…

US Navy fires warning flare at Iran vessel in Persian Gulf

A U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer fired a warning flare toward an Iranian Revolutionary Guard ves…

France says analysis shows Syrian regime behind sarin attack

France's foreign minister said on Wednesday that the chemical analysis of samples taken from a deadl…

US sets up missile defense in South Korea as North shows power

In a defiant bit of timing, South Korea announced Wednesday that key parts of a contentious U.S. mis…