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Nation Jul 11Pulling troops out of Afghanistan early would be a mistake, general says
He says the U.S. should keep a "modest number" of forces in Iraq and Syria to maintain stability.
Nation Jul 03Critics say Trump’s ‘Salute to America’ is politicizing July 4
Critics of Trump's plans to hold a large-scale event for Fourth of July say he is politicizing the national holiday.
World Jun 27U.S. gets no commitment from NATO for help on Iran threat
NATO allies have expressed reluctance to get involved in any military effort to help secure the region or counter Iran.
World Jun 21Trump says U.S. was ‘cocked and loaded’ to strike Iran
Trump tweeted Friday that the U.S. was ready to "retaliate last night on 3 different sights."…
World Jun 21U.S. prepped for strikes on Iran before approval was withdrawn
The United States called off preparations for a military strike against Iran over the downing of a U.S. surveillance drone.
Politics Jun 18Shanahan drops bid to lead Pentagon, citing ‘painful’ past
After months of unexplained delays, Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan stepped down Tuesday before his formal nomination ever went to the Senate, citing a family situation that would hurt his children and reopen "wounds we have worked years to heal."…
World Jun 07U.S. orders end to Turkey’s involvement in F-35 program
The move is the latest in an ongoing dispute over Turkey's decision to buy the Russian-made S-400 missile defense system.
Politics Jun 02Pentagon tells White House to stop politicizing military
The Pentagon has told the White House to stop politicizing the military, amid a furor over a Trump administration order to have the Navy ship named for the late U.S. Sen. John McCain hidden from view during President Donald Trump’s…
World Jun 01Defense chief calls out China on tech theft, South China Sea
U.S. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan on Saturday denounced China's efforts to steal technology from other nations and militarize man-made outposts in the South China Sea as a "toolkit of coercion," saying activities by Beijing the U.S. perceives as hostile…
Politics May 30White House wanted McCain ship ‘out of sight’ during Trump’s visit to Japan
During the president's visit to Japan, officials ordered the ship named for the late Sen. John McCain to be 'out of sight,' according to an email first reported by the Wall Street Journal.