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World Aug 09AP FACT CHECK: How strong is America’s nuclear arsenal?
President Donald Trump's tweet Wednesday that America's nuclear arsenal is "now stronger and more powerful than ever before" is debatable.
Nation Aug 08Marines eye plan to put women in West Coast combat training
The U.S. Marine Corps for the first time is eyeing a plan to let women attend what has been male-only combat training in Southern California, as officials work to quash recurring problems with sexism and other bad behavior among Marines,…
Politics Aug 07Military leaders get OK to shoot down drones over bases
He said the new policy provides details about the actions the military can take to stop any threat, including destroying or seizing any unmanned aircraft — including the smaller ones that the general public can easily buy — that is…
Politics Jul 17U.S. to create the independent U.S. Cyber Command, split off from NSA
After months of delay, the Trump administration is finalizing plans to revamp the nation's military command in hopes of intensifying America's ability to wage cyberwar against the Islamic State group, according to U.S. officials.
Nation Jul 01AP report: Military chiefs have six more months to review transgender enlistments
The delay in allowing the enlistment of new recruits does not affect transgender troops who are already serving openly in the military.
Politics Jun 29U.S., NATO allies wrangle over troop levels in Afghanistan
More than 16 years into the Afghanistan war, the United States and its NATO allies wrangled anew on Thursday over how to meet the need for more troops to counter the resurgent Taliban and help the Afghan forces break a…
Politics Jun 28Mattis says Syria’s government taking U.S. threat seriously
Syria's government has taken seriously the U.S. warning against launching another chemical weapons attack, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Wednesday.
Nation Jun 23Military chiefs want 6-month delay on transgender enlistment
Military leaders want to review how transgender troops are treated, if they're discriminated against or have had disciplinary problems, the officials said.
World Jun 22U.S. airstrike in Yemen kills al-Qaida commander, 2 others
The U.S. says the commander was leading efforts to fuel instability in southern Yemen and to plan attacks on civilians.
Nation Jun 14Mattis: Trump has delegated decisions on Afghan troop levels
WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Wednesday he can now set U.S. troop levels in Afghanistan after receiving the authority from President Donald Trump. It's a break from past practice that Mattis said will enable him to more effectively…