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Politics Feb 07U.S. intensifies focus on Taliban, shifts air power to Afghanistan
Air Force Maj. Gen. James Hecker told reporters at the Pentagon today that the U.S. Central Command officially designated Afghanistan as its "main effort," now that the campaign against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria is winding down…
Politics Feb 06Trump’s nuclear strategy leaves little room for arms control
There's a place for arms control in the Trump administration's new nuclear strategy. It's a very small place.
Politics Feb 02Trump nuclear doctrine says administration will take more aggressive stance on Russia
The Trump administration on Friday said Russia must be persuaded it would face "unacceptably dire costs" if it were to threaten even limited nuclear attack in Europe.
World Feb 02U.S. has no evidence of Syrian use of sarin gas, Mattis says
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said the U.S. is "looking for evidence" that the Syrian government has used the deadly chemical sarin on its citizens.
Nation Jan 16Navy to file homicide charges against 2 commanders over fatal ship collisions last year
The charges are to be presented at what the military calls an Article 32 hearing, which will determine whether the accused are court-martialed.
Politics Dec 21Jim Mattis is the first Pentagon chief to visit Guantanamo since 2002
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis visited the American Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to offer holiday greetings to troops Thursday. It was the first trip there by a Pentagon chief in almost 16 years.
Politics Nov 28Air Force says it failed to report several dozen criminal histories to the FBI
This was the most specific acknowledgement by the Air Force that its failure to report the criminal history of the Texas church shooter was part of a pattern of reporting lapses.
World Nov 21U.S. airstrikes kill more than 100 militants in Somalia
U.S. airstrikes also hit Islamic State fighters in Libya days earlier.
Nation Nov 06AP Report: Air Force failed to submit Texas shooter’s criminal history to the FBI
Trump administration officials say the Air Force didn't submit the accused Texas church shooter's criminal history to the FBI, as required by Pentagon rules.
Politics Oct 28Mattis says threat of nuclear attack by North Korea accelerating
In remarks in Seoul with South Korean Defense Minister Song Young-moo at his side, Mattis accused the North of illegal and unnecessary missile and nuclear programs.