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Nation May 30U.S. shoots down mock warhead over Pacific, but questions remain
Despite the success, the $244 million test didn't confirm that under wartime conditions the U.S. could intercept an intercontinental-range missile fired by North Korea…
Politics May 26U.S. plans first test of ICBM intercept, with North Korea on mind
Preparing for North Korea's growing threat, the Pentagon will try to shoot down an intercontinental-range missile for the first time in a test next week.
World May 19Why the U.S. wants to manage a complex Syria battlefield with Russia
In Syria's main oil-producing region, U.S.-backed forces fighting Islamic extremists are in conflict with Russian-backed Syrian forces.
Politics May 16Chelsea Manning to stay on active duty when released from prison tomorrow
The Army says that when transgender soldier Chelsea Manning is released from military prison on Wednesday she will remain on active duty in a special status, pending her final appellate review.
World May 09Trump administration will arm Syrian Kurds ‘as necessary,’ despite Turkish objections
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration announced Tuesday it will arm Syria's Kurdish fighters "as necessary" to recapture the key Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa, despite intense opposition from NATO ally Turkey, which sees the Kurds as terrorists.
World Apr 24In Afghanistan trip, U.S. general suggests Russia is arming the Taliban
Gen. John Nicholson, the American commander in Afghanistan, wouldn't provide specifics about Russia's role in Afghanistan.
World Apr 24U.S. Defense Secretary Mattis in Afghanistan to discuss war needs
KABUL, Afghanistan — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived unannounced in Afghanistan on Monday to assess America's longest war as the Trump administration weighs sending more troops.
World Apr 23U.S. officials say pirates have returned to waters off Somalia
Pirates have returned to the waters off Somalia, but the spike in attacks on commercial shipping does not yet constitute a trend, senior U.S. officials said Sunday.
Politics Apr 23Pentagon chief visits Djibouti, home to key U.S. base
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Sunday visited Djibouti to bolster ties with the tiny African country that is home to an important base for U.S. counterterrorism forces.
World Apr 21Mattis says Syria still has chemical weapons
Syria still possesses chemical weapons, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said in Israel on Friday, warning against the banned munitions being used again.