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World Oct 14Mattis pushes closer ties to Vietnam amid tension with China
By making a rare second trip this year to Vietnam, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is signaling how intensively the Trump administration is trying to counter China's military assertiveness by cozying up to smaller nations in the region that share American…
Politics Aug 28WATCH: Mattis says U.S. still backs Saudi coalition to limit Yemen deaths
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday the U.S. intends to continue backing the Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthi rebels in Yemen despite civilian casualties and questions about the Saudis' commitment to avoiding killing innocents.
Nation Aug 09Sons feel mixed emotions after North Korea returns dad’s dog tag
WASHINGTON — The lone military identification tag that North Korea provided with 55 boxes of human remains last month belonged to Master Sgt. Charles H. McDaniel, an Army medic from Indiana who was killed in the opening months of the…
World Jul 14Nuclear arms race is an expected topic for Trump-Putin talks
On Monday, President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin are expected to discuss nuclear arms issues, including the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty.
Politics Jun 29Concern over using U.S. military at southern border draws bipartisan support
The Pentagon says it received a Department of Homeland Security request to house up to 12,000 detained migrant family members, starting with shelters for 2,000 people to be available within 45 days.
Nation Jun 25Migrant detainees to be housed at 2 military bases in Texas, Mattis says
The Trump administration has chosen an Army base and an Air Force base, both in Texas, to house detained migrants swept up in the federal government's crackdown on illegal immigration, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday.
Nation Jun 21Pentagon agrees to provide housing for 20,000 detained migrant children
A defense official says the Pentagon has agreed to provide housing on military bases for up to 20,000 migrant children detained after illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.
World Jun 14Trump’s halt of ‘war games’ could weaken defenses in Korea
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's decision to suspend major U.S. military exercises in South Korea could weaken allied defenses, depending on the length and scope of the hiatus. But the potential for diplomatic damage seems even greater.
World Jun 08U.S. says it will intensify counter-IS fight in Afghanistan
The Afghan government's unilateral halt to attacks on the Taliban is giving U.S. counterterrorism forces a chance to intensify combat operations against Islamic State-affiliated extremists in eastern Afghanistan.
Nation Apr 16White House says Russia sanctions still under consideration
The White House scrambled Monday to walk back U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley's weekend announcement that new economic sanctions against Russia are imminent, but stressed the penalties are still being considered.