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Politics Oct 23Trump administration slams NATO ally Turkey for weapon test
In unusually strong language, the Pentagon is condemning Turkey's decision to test a Russian-made air defense system that has created a rift between Washington and one of its oldest NATO allies.
Politics Sep 21Biden says he would push for less U.S. reliance on nuclear weapons for defense
Although he has not fully detailed his nuclear policy priorities, Biden says he would push for less reliance on the world's deadliest weapons.
Nation Sep 09U.S. will withdraw thousands of troops from Iraq and Afghanistan
The top U.S. general for the Middle East says the Trump administration will pull thousands of troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan by November. Gen. Frank McKenzie says the number of troops in Iraq will drop this month from about…
Politics Sep 01Pentagon says China planning big increase in nuclear arsenal
In a new report to Congress, the Pentagon says it expects China over the next 10 years to double its stockpile of nuclear warheads, which it says currently numbers in the "low 200s."…
Nation Aug 12FBI investigates shooting of military helicopter in Virginia
The FBI is investigating the shooting of a military helicopter during a training mission this week in northern Virginia, injuring one crew member who was aboard, officials said Wednesday.
World Jul 23U.S. accuses Russia of testing anti-satellite weapon in space
The United States accused Russia on Thursday of conducting a test of an anti-satellite weapon in space, asserting that it exposed Moscow's intent to deploy weapons that threaten U.S. and allied satellites.
Politics Jul 21Esper says U.S. considering troop ‘adjustments’ in South Korea
Defense Secretary Mark Esper says he has issued no order to reduce U.S. troop levels in South Korea but is considering “adjustments” in the American presence globally.
Nation Jul 09WATCH: Milley, Esper testify on military’s role handling civilian protests
The Pentagon’s top leaders are going before Congress for the first time in months.
Health Jun 19WATCH: Navy upholds firing of carrier captain in virus outbreak
The spread of the coronavirus aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt while on deployment in the Pacific in March exploded into one of the biggest military leadership crises of recent years.
World Jun 18U.S. has hit agreed troop-cut target of 8,600 in Afghanistan
Marine Gen. Frank McKenzie, the commander of Central Command, said that by reducing to 8,600 troops, the United States has fulfilled its part of the February agreement.