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Health Mar 20Army closing recruiting stations, moves effort online
James McConville, chief of staff of the Army, tells Pentagon reporters the service will move to "virtual" recruiting.
Politics Mar 01Pentagon sees Taliban deal as allowing fuller focus on China
The Trump administration's peace deal with the Taliban opens the door for an initial American troop withdrawal that Defense Secretary Mark Esper sees as a step toward the broader goal of preparing for potential future war with China.
Politics Feb 15Esper says Taliban deal is promising but not without risk
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Saturday that a truce agreement between the United States and the Taliban that could lead to the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan is not without risk but “looks very promising."…
Nation Feb 14Esper defends shifting defense funds for Trump’s border wall
Trump repeatedly promised that Mexico would pay for the wall, but Mexico refused.
Nation Feb 14U.S. has reached a truce with Taliban in Afghanistan, official says
A senior U.S.official said Friday the United States and the Taliban have reached a truce agreement that will take effect “very soon” and could lead to withdrawals of American troops from Afghanistan.
Politics Jan 31Trump authorizes shift to wider U.S. military use of land mines
Earlier Friday, Defense Secretary Mark Esper made the case for giving military commanders the latitude to use land mines as a means to "shape the battlefield" and protect American forces. Critics of the new Trump policy call it dangerous.
Health Jan 30Brain injuries in Iraq focus attention on invisible war wounds
The spotlight on brain injuries suffered by American troops in Iraq this month is an example America's episodic attention to this type of war wound, even though it has affected hundreds of thousands over the past two decades.
Nation Jan 24Trump touts new U.S. Space Force logo. Some see a resemblance to ‘Star Trek’
The new U.S. Space Force is not Star Trek's Starfleet Command, but their logos bear a striking similarity.
World Jan 2423 more U.S. troops were injured in Iran attack than previously reported, Pentagon says
The military said symptoms were not immediately reported after the strike and in some cases became known days later.
Politics Jan 1711 U.S. troops flown to medical centers after Iran strike
The Pentagon's chief spokesman says 11 U.S. troops were flown out of Iraq for evaluation of concussion-like symptoms in the days following an Iranian missile strike. President Donald Trump had said the strike caused no harm to American forces.