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SOCOM Commander: U.S. asked YPG to rebrand because of alleged terrorist link

Speaking on a panel at the Aspen Security Forum Gen. Raymond Thomas, Commander, US Special Operation…

U.S. airstrike mistakenly hits Afghan forces

An errant U.S. airstrike in Afghanistan's Helmand province has killed at least nine local forces ali…

What's behind North Korean silence to talks offer?

Is North Korea agonizing? Just not interested? Something else?

Syrian army and Hezbollah launch attack near Lebanese border

The Syrian army and members of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group launched a major ground offensive…

Even with Trump warning, Mueller likely to probe finances

President Donald Trump's growing anxiety about the federal Russia probe has spilled into public view…

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SOCOM Commander: U.S. asked YPG to rebrand because of alleged terrorist link

Speaking on a panel at the Aspen Security Forum Gen. Raymond Thomas, Commander, US Special Operation…

U.S. airstrike mistakenly hits Afghan forces

An errant U.S. airstrike in Afghanistan's Helmand province has killed at least nine local forces ali…

What's behind North Korean silence to talks offer?

Is North Korea agonizing? Just not interested? Something else?

Syrian army and Hezbollah launch attack near Lebanese border

The Syrian army and members of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group launched a major ground offensive…

Even with Trump warning, Mueller likely to probe finances

President Donald Trump's growing anxiety about the federal Russia probe has spilled into public view…

Trump nominates Turkey envoy to be Afghanistan ambassador

President Donald Trump has tapped a veteran diplomat who currently serves as U.S. ambassador to Turk…

US seeks Syrian solution, but Assad doesn't have to go first

The U.S. is seeking a political resolution to the crisis in Syria and won't insist on Syrian Preside…

CIA director: Moscow loves to 'stick it to America'

CIA Director Mike Pompeo said Thursday that Russia is interested in staying in Syria, partly because…

McCain: Cutting Syria train-and-equip 'irresponsible'

Members of Congress said they were deeply concerned following reports that the Pentagon is planning…

Some 250 residents join US-trained security force for Raqqa

Some 250 residents of Syria's Raqqa province Thursday became the latest batch to graduate from a bri…

Commentary: House defense bill fails veterans exposed to toxins in U.S.-run tests

Rep. Mike Thompson on the way forward to declassify decades-old experiments.

Turkey denies role in map showing US military posts in Syria

The spokesman for Turkeys' president says the government had no role in the publication by the Turki…

Report: Trump ends covert plan to arm Syrian rebels

President Donald Trump has decided to halt the CIA's years-long covert program to arm and train mode…

Senators offer GI Bill expansion plan, hinting at quick passage

The Senate measure mirrors House legislation already swiftly advancing through that chamber.

After Mosul: What's next for the fight in Iraq

The top U.S. Marine in Iraq talks about the campaign to destroy ISIS.

F-35B helmet's night-vision camera failed during test flight

The $400,000 helmet for the F-35B has a major problem: The night-vision camera does not work when th…

Afghan pilots to start training on Black Hawks in early October

In total, the U.S. plans to procure 159 Black Hawks to the Afghan air force.

Less than 1 aircraft carrier? The cost of North Korea's nukes

When North Korea decided to go nuclear, it committed to a huge investment in a program that would br…

Trump nominates Wilkie, Kurta to oversee Pentagon personnel issues

The two veterans, if confirmed, will handle a host of personnel and readiness policies for the Defen…

Pipe failure floods 5 floors of Manchester VA hospital

The Manchester VA Medical Center, under investigation after reports of substandard treatment and con…

Trump's embrace of Russia making top advisers wary

President Donald Trump's persistent overtures toward Russia are placing him increasingly at odds wit…

Turkey's state-run news publishes locations of previously unknown US bases in northern Syria

Amid growing tensions between the U.S. and Turkey, Turkish state-run media have published to locatio…

Trump on more US troops to Afghanistan: 'We’ll see'

President Donald Trump visited the Pentagon Thursday as the administration edges closer to major dec…

Trump administration letting Africa's crises drift, experts say

When President Donald Trump left his chair at this month's G20 summit while Africa was discussed and…

US armored vehicles seen pouring into Syria

During the past week, videos and pictures posted by Kurdish activists on social media show flatbed t…

Iran's president says his country will 'stand up to' US

Iran's president said Wednesday that it will stand up to the United States and reciprocate for any n…

High school journalist calls Mattis, Chaos Actual calls back

It pays to be from Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' home state, at least that seems to be at least one…

US military office reportedly spends $130K in monthly rent at Trump Tower

The White House Military Office, separate from the U.S. Secret Service, is occupying space at Trump…

Trump nominee says winning back vets' trust needs to be a top VA priority

Thomas Bowman, who could be the VA's Deputy Secretary, said more work is needed to restore public fa…

US: Iran still top state terror sponsor; global attacks down

Iran continues to be the world's leading state sponsor of terrorism, the Trump administration said W…

Trump to nominate Raytheon VP, Gulf War vet as next Army secretary

Mark Esper is the third man tapped by Trump for the post this year.

House lawmakers consider a six-month fix for the VA Choice program

The move would fund the program into 2018 and give lawmakers time to sort out other issues.

Ryan squashed war authorization repeal, congresswoman says

A proposal to end the 2001 authorization of the use of military force and any operations conducted u…

Trump had second conversation with Putin in Germany

President Donald Trump had another, previously undisclosed conversation with Russian President Vladi…